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Re: Oy vey
Craig, I'm all over that! I don't care what my mates carry on a trip. I have no idea if they pack heavier or lighter than me. But I make very certain I call the beer situation in the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 11, 10:54pm

Don't do it!!
I'm all for modding gear to get it to work better, but I think you'll be disappointed. If I remember correctly the tea kettle has a wider base than shoulder, which will make it almost impo...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to cleanly cut the top off of stainless teapot?
May 03, 6:22pm

Work the angles
Why stick with a rectangular floored inner. You could go full width at the foot end and half width at the head. That should give the dog some space down near your feet and still leave some vestib...

In GEAR » Duomid + solo inner folks...
April 29, 7:58am

Re: Only Four Sleeping Bags?
Actually, I'm pretty sure that was Jonathon Boozer with the twelve bags. I remember because he sold at least one of them to me, and shipped me another couple that I bought online. He did post...

In Philosophy & Technique » I think I have a gear problem
April 22, 4:23am

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"

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

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