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Hot pot
I am typically able to pick my pot off my alcohol stove with bare hands. Just grab at the very top lip; its usually not too hot to handle. Alternatively, wool liner gloves work well, regardless...

In GEAR » Not happy with my cook setups.
May 30, 10:04am

Questions about putting some eVent fabric onto Cuben MLD SoloMid for venting
Justin, I am commenting based only on my use of event and experience with venting on shaped tarps. I have not tried what you suggest. I think you will add some weight to a lightweight shelter a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions about putting some eVent fabric onto Cuben MLD SoloMid for venting
May 29, 11:24am

Onto The Shelf
Great adventure. Thanks for sharing all of that with us.

In Editor's Roundtable » Onto The Shelf
May 28, 10:44am

pot
I'll take it. Send me your info

In Gear Swap » FS Toaks Titanium 900ml Pot w/ lid - $30
May 26, 5:08pm

Risk evaluation
I hope my good hiking friends here, when evaluating risks, will consider the risks associated with carrying a weapon in the backcountry. There is a significant statistical risk of injury/death to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 23, 10:34am

zpacks rain skirt
I really don't think silnylon would be the best just because it would be clingy on the legs when wet. With a skirt, there is quite a bit of movement between the skirt and your legs as you walk...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 20, 1:28pm

My Experience with Dri Ducks
I had a very similar fate for my dri ducks pants. The jacket has been quite a bit more serviceable for me. I've worn it several times with no issues. A friend of mine made his pants in...

In GEAR » My Experience with Dri Ducks
May 19, 12:34pm

Waterproofing advice from a desert dweller
Ken, the waterproofing advice from southern Cal is often bad advice for people in our part of the country.

In GEAR » Wet Pack Questions
May 14, 2:56pm

100 Mile Wilderness
Nice writeup for planning a hike. I did this a couple of years ago with my son and really enjoyed it. A night at Antlers campsite is well worth it. Its a beautiful lakeside setting with all the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 100 Mile Wilderness
May 07, 11:54am

Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
Very nice.

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
May 06, 3:00pm

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