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Re: Jet Boil Sol
" ...you've very nearly justified it's weight over a regular upright canister stove. " Actually it's better than that. Because the Jetboil Sol is so quick (see above), you...

In GEAR » What's the Best Gas Stove?
September 10, 4:38am

Jet Boil Sol
I took a Jet Boil Sol Ti on the JMT in August, and was amazed with its frugal use of gas. I got 31 brews from one canister of Snow Peak Gigapower, 110 gms. All brews were 500 ml, mostly to 75'...

In GEAR » What's the Best Gas Stove?
September 09, 2:12pm

Hiking speed
I find an easier formula is simply to add horizontal miles off the map to the thousands of feet climbed, and divide by whatever speed you think you will make that day. On a straightforward trail li...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast to you hike?
August 30, 1:22pm

Re : JMT Fire Restrictions
To double confirm the official line, here is my email reply from Inyo : " Stoves like the Bushbuddy that are fire boxes that burn twigs, paper or trash or even charcoal are not allowed (e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT : Fire Restrictions
July 20, 5:43pm

JMT : Fire Restrictions
Perhaps the logic is that a 12-10 with an open reservoir of burning alcohol, or burning tablets or wood twigs could all be kicked over accidentally, and set the duff or undergrowth alight. A press...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT : Fire Restrictions
July 17, 3:07pm

JMT : Fire Restrictions
I will be starting the JMT next week, but see there are Fire Restriions in force for Inyo National Forest. They say "no campfires or stove fires", but with a CA Campfire Permit, gas stove...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT : Fire Restrictions
July 17, 5:31am

WINDshirts
Surely the key with these garments is in the name - WINDshirts. They cut out the wind, and hence negate the chill factor, without providing unwanted insulation. So you can be in a strong cold w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 12, 11:41am

Pot grabber
" if you have to buy and bring a pot lifter, you are just wasting your time with it. Dont think you can just grab a boiling pot off of a stove with a bandana either, you will scald yourself or...

In GEAR » Not another pot thread
July 07, 9:39am

Antigravity gear 3-cup pot
I like the Antigravitygear 3-cup pot. Low profile style, so easy to cook with, 710 ml, adequate for one person, but still small enough to use as a mug, 2.25 ozs, plus 1.25 ozs for the lid or use...

In GEAR » Not another pot thread
July 07, 1:00am

Re: NEW Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp
I've taken my line locs off! Instead I'm using a guyline hitch knot, which is easier to use, less bulky, and a few grams saved. Mind you, I've not tried on a wet windy night : I don...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp - Shout Out!
July 02, 7:16am

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