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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

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, 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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In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond ULTRA distance CARBON FIBER trekking poles 120CM
January 24, 5:31pm

Tomato knife
Take a look at the Vitorinox tomato knife. The serrated blade is really what makes this style of knife so great. I very much prefer the rounded end on the tomato knife, compared to the pointed en...

In GEAR » Swiss army paring knife
January 24, 4:37am

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