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A good list Martin. Some others: Cabellas Sierra Trading Post Campsaver

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Equipment suggestions for new scout parents
March 15, 10:32pm

MYOG Pack for Scouts
FYI, I am struggling through my first pack. It is just taking a fair amount of time to sort our all the design details. If you do go the MYOG route with scouts, I would take Cameron's sug...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » scouts making their own gear
March 15, 10:28pm

Smoke and DWR
I read a recent post hear that smoke from a fire is one of the worst forms of contamination to degrade DWR. With a WPB garment this means the outer shell will wet out quickly.

In GEAR » Getting Campfire Smell Out of WPB Jacket?
March 15, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Agnew Meadow
Duane, We hiked 13 miles on a day hike. The snow was very light. The road up from Mammoth Mountain Inn to the pass is maintained for cross country skiing, so the early hiking was on packed sn...

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoeing Mammoth questions
March 15, 4:10pm

Boots versus Trail Runners - Studies and Published data?
Thanks for all the comments. I have personally used trail runners for ~12 years, and only use boots for winter hikes in snow. I have read other threads, Roger's FAQ and have Fixing Your Feet....

In GEAR » Boots versus Trail Runners
March 14, 2:47pm

Boots versus Trail Runners
I'm in the camp of trail runners for hiking, but I have a lot of resistance from friends- that use boots. I get the usual comments about ankle safety and foot impact. Does anyone have any fac...

In GEAR » Boots versus Trail Runners
March 14, 2:00am

Choosing Pack Fabric
Intriguing.... You raise the VX21 vs. 420 packcloth for comparison. Although a valid comparison, I think most of the ultralight community purchasing from the cottage industry is usually looking at...

In GEAR » Material Perception
March 14, 1:41am

Re: tinfoil (not just for hats)
I've used aluminum foil as well. It works better on shorter trips with less need and less trash. It also works better with open fires versus on gas stoves. The Sierras above 10,000ft is my p...

In GEAR » Trout Fry Pan
March 13, 11:46am

Trout Fry Pan
In the fishing thread there is a discussion on the best ways to cook trout and my best success has always been with a fry pan. I have found this to be especially true with larger fish (I'm an ...

In GEAR » Trout Fry Pan
March 13, 10:45am

Fish Fry Pan
I either fry in a pan or cook in aluminum foil. The pan is the best, but Aluminum foil works with some effort over a stove. The biggest issue with the aluminum foil is that it creates rather larg...

In Fishing » How to cook fish above 10K ft without fire?
March 13, 10:42am

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