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2.85oz Esbit cook kit
I've been working on making a lighter cook kit. I was originally using alcohol stoves and a SP600 pot, but I've moved over to esbit and I couldn't be happier. Here's a video wher...

In GEAR » 2.85oz Esbit cook kit
September 09, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Working in boots
I wear the same pair of tall, heavy steeltoed workboots everyday, 60 hours a week and I don't have any problem transitioning to trail runners. Admittedly, my ankles always do feel like they ...

In GEAR » Has anyone gone back to wearing boots after trying shoes?
September 09, 11:22am

Where did Virga Outdoors go?
I've been looking around at different makers thinking about a custom quilt and I've seen a couple posts about Virga, but none recently. His facebook page seems to have disappeared as wel...

In GEAR » Where did Virga Outdoors go?
September 07, 6:26pm

Re: Re: Shoes that can do anything...
It's important to ask what your gym routine is like. I'm coming from a weightlifting perspective, and to lift freeweights you must absolutely have a flat sole. If you're using machin...

In GEAR » Shoes that can do anything...
September 07, 3:17pm

For what it's worth, the Contrail is extremely good. Honestly (for me) it was the best single walled shelter I've ever used, and there's nothing I would change about it. 1lb 9oz is p...

In GEAR » Deciding on my first ultralight tent
August 30, 6:49pm

Pretty worthless
The time spent hunting will probably consume more food than it provides, or at the very least, be unbelievably time inefficient. I don't know what sort of tools you're imagining that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » hunting to lighten pack load by eating meat?
August 30, 4:13pm

Re: Any other camera like this?
The Gopros all have replaceable batteries. Extras aren't terribly expensive, either. The new Hero HD 2 works considerably better in low light, but it's not exactly astonishing. Better than...

In Photography » What camera took these videos?
August 29, 6:48pm

Love it
I sold a T2i to buy a RX100, and I'm honestly very satisfied. I've owned a Rebel XT, 7D and then a T2i and while I desperately miss the utter glory of my 7D, the RX100 is absolutely the ...

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
August 29, 6:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Taut-line hitch slipping on small cord
I use the truckers hitch on a regular basis (though not in a backpacking context at all) and I like to finish it off with a taught line hitch. If I'm feeling exciting I usually do an alpine but...

In Philosophy & Technique » Taut-line hitch slipping on small cord
August 29, 2:38pm

Re: Re: Taut-line hitch slipping on small cord
Something to try would be a truckers hitch using slippery hitches.

In Philosophy & Technique » Taut-line hitch slipping on small cord
August 28, 7:32pm

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