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Nemo Pentalite
You may want to check this one out too. It will be over your weight limit I think, but I REALLY like the design. The biggest issue with floors in 'Mids in the rain is that the floor gets wet ...

In GEAR » 4P Lightest Shelter
April 12, 9:12pm

Thanks Mike. Medium and large are same size
I would like to hear your impressions, as I may still be interested. Also worth noting that Exped list the medium and large as the same size quilt, with a different sized base sheet to accommoda...

In Gear Deals » Exped Dreramwalker Duo 400 at STP LW $213.85
March 29, 4:38pm

Looks great but.....
Just be aware that Exped rate this as a 45 degree quilt, not a 23. That sounds about right for 14oz of fill on a 6' x7' quilt. Theoretical loft is about 1.9" http://www.exped.co...

In Gear Deals » Exped Dreramwalker Duo 400 at STP LW $213.85
March 28, 7:37am

Foil packs
Hi Todd, I generally put my unopened foil pack (or can of tuna) in the cold water and bring it to the boil. This heats it up nicely. You can keep it warm in your pocket until ready to add to th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Your FAVORITE trail meal ever
March 25, 5:22am

Garbage / recyclability
I agree, the one use canister is the main reason that I resisted gas for a long time. And then I realized that I was happy to open a can of tomatoes to make a bolognaise sauce to take put thro...

In GEAR » Starting to doubt using my alcohol stove for cannister
March 25, 5:10am

Typo?
Yeah, I'd be surprised if a pigeon could eat 500g (>1 lb) a day. I think this is probably more like 50g (just under 2oz) Of course, you could probably forage 50g a day, and if you we...

In Editor's Roundtable » SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 1 - Introduction
March 21, 8:49pm

@Mike
Mike, I'm not sure what shoes you're running in, but I wouldn't use my Inov-8 TrailRoc 255s on a sandy run. The sand just pours in through the mesh uppers. Love them apart from that...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 23, 8:16pm

Re: Who has a wife who backpacks with them who always has cold feet?
'Just curious' Now I am too. Is there something you aren't telling us Doug?

In Chaff » Who has a wife who backpacks with them who always has cold feet?
February 18, 3:06am

Drone finds dummy 'bushwalker' in world-first
I think we're almost there Eric http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/drone-finds-dummy-bushwalker-in-worldfirst-20121005-273lv.html

In GEAR » quadcopter/drones for backpacking (the future is coming)
February 06, 2:11am

Re: Any AM/FM/WX using AAAs ?
Hi Dean, You do know you're allowed to carry a spare AAA, don't you? Seriously though, if you need more than 80hrs of radio for a trip, I'm very jealous. Rod

In GEAR » C. Crane CC Pocket radio
January 29, 4:44pm

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