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"What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?"
"62% of threads turn into a drift filled chaff fest." 22.836% of those are due to my aimless wandering on the thread, and most of the remainder is Doug's doing. But at least his ar...

In GEAR » What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?
June 09, 4:26pm

Re: Weminuche in late September-questions
Couldn't you ask the hotel to store your luggage for a few days?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche in late September-questions
June 08, 3:45pm

re: LCW
Thanks for posting the photos, Randy M., as it shows what the current conditions are like. Looks pretty lush right now. Did you encounter any ticks? My friend had one on her forehead last weekend w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 2:39pm

re: using a backcountry boiler and bushbuddy together
My backcountry boiler exactly fits on top of the QiWiz Firefly, if this helps. I don't know about the BushBuddy, never seen one.

In GEAR » using a backcountry boiler and bushbuddy together
June 05, 7:34pm

Sit well or go home
The best is when I find the perfect tree to lean my back against, while sitting on my 17 oz. cuben stool (Yellowstone is mainly a lodgepole forest, and those small-diameter logs are only good for h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 2:21pm

re: RMNP
In RMNP, you don't pay for the permit until you pick it up. So go ahead and reserve something, and you can decide later if you don't want to use that campsite.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rocky Mountain National Park: bear cannisters now required?
June 03, 11:54am

Curare works well
BG, the pygmies of NE Zaire (now Congo) tipped their arrows with curare. I just wish that I had bought that bow and arrow setup they wanted to sell me after our 3-day trip into the Ituri Forest. I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rocky Mountain National Park: bear cannisters now required?
June 02, 6:50pm

--B.G.--...you're a genius
Heck, yeah... a titanium rod exoskeleton to surround your food. Maybe hook it up to a solar powered electricity generator (UL of course) to zap him. And the final option, for a slight additional ch...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rocky Mountain National Park: bear cannisters now required?
June 02, 6:10pm

RMNP canisters
Yep, about 2009 they started requiring bear canisters, with the exception of those that were doing climbing trips above timberline. The problem seemed to be that a couple of black bears figured out...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rocky Mountain National Park: bear cannisters now required?
June 02, 2:31pm

re: ONE stove...
No

In GEAR » ONE stove accomodating liquid fuels (or canisters) along with denatured alcohol and wood?
June 02, 11:04am

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm