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Outing Clubs
Rishi: What school will you be attending? As many have said, "Get thee to the University Outing Club!" Like you, the other members will be poor, need to schedule around classes, ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
April 02, 4:30pm

Re: inside color for bag/quilt
Black is black in the visible spectrum. White is white in the visible spectrum. Alas, there is not much visible light at night, inside your quilt. When I've done timed experiments on diffe...

In GEAR » inside color for bag/quilt
April 01, 11:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
>"Also for those so inclined, Brunton made the "Fuel tool" for refilling some of their lanterns and stuff from a canister. It has a pipe fitting." I've got one of thos...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
April 01, 4:15pm

Re: old canisters
>"now you know why I have never used a canister stove. The expense, waste and disposal of old canisters is a drag." I felt that way for a decade until I took the plunge. It wasn...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
March 31, 9:09pm

REI dividends
After literally catching my mother-in-law a few times on slippery, muddy trails on Kauai last weekend, I ordered her Black Diamond trekking poles - the ones she planned to get BEFORE the trip, but ...

In GEAR » Rei dividends are here =)
March 31, 9:04pm

Re: Re: Possibly unusual headlamp question
I don't know if it would work for you, but using a Zebralight on a single AA and then doing it again with a second AA, would give you two batteries to recharge at a time. Personally, I went wi...

In GEAR » Possibly unusual headlamp question
March 31, 2:02pm

Re: Metro detroit camping
I read "Metro detroit camping" a little too literally and thought, "just sleep in your car in a Walmart parking lot like any road-tripping college student, itinerant roofer, or migra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Metro detroit camping
March 31, 12:09am

What Does an Engineer do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
Exhaust one of them and weigh it. Write the "tare weight" on all other canisters of the same type. Now you can know within a few grams how much is left in a canister. Pro-tip: record...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
March 31, 12:06am

Re: Re: Re: Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
>"By the time I looked back to my pack, probably 60 seconds later, the bear was almost on it. I scared it away easily. " This has been my experience in the Sierra as well. Bears ar...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 20, 12:37am

Re: recommend me some New Zealand hikes
I assume you're flying from South Island to North? That's a long haul if not. Roughly the size of California and with as diverse a geography; the roads, terrain, and bridges of NZ don'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » recommend me some New Zealand hikes
March 19, 10:12pm

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