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Re: Re: Re: Fuel line
mcmaster/carr will cut to length http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-plastic-and-rubber-tubing/=g526na

In Make Your Own Gear » UL remote canister stove
February 06, 11:27pm

Re: Bannock
Whole wheat flour is about 95 cal/oz, so not great in terms of energy/weight ratio, but better then carrying bread or tortillas, since they have some water in them. But probably only worth it if yo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bannock
February 06, 11:09pm

above treeline on the PCT
As you probably already know the PCT has a FAR wider variety of terrain and vegetation and altitude than the JMT. Shelter-wise, it mostly comes down to what you value more - light weight or conv...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT: above treeline camps, food storage
February 06, 9:14pm

Re: Jetboil Zip Hacks ... Part 2
Curt - I am curious abut how this might work with other stoves. Looks like it would depend on the length of the pot support arms. Could you do us a favor and measure the diameter of the bottom of t...

In GEAR » Jetboil Zip Hacks ... Part 2
February 06, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Why the width / height choices?
Nigel - I have four canisters in my garage - MSR, Snow Peak, Primus, and an old Primus I found in the mountains that still has some gas in it. All are very close to the same size except the old pri...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System Review
February 06, 1:43pm

Re: UL remote canister stove
Suart - nice work. It's a stove like this that makes me think the stove manufacturers are not really interested in the lightweight remote stove category. For them, something like this would be ...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL remote canister stove
February 05, 3:08pm

Re: Snow and WInd
A simplistic way of looking at it is that wind resistance is mostly about tautness, while snow loading requires steepness as well. And convexity definitely helps, part of the reason why tunnels and...

In Editor's Roundtable » Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction
February 04, 5:52pm

Way back when, a friend of mine worked for Moonstone Mountaineering - who in their day made some of the best synthetic bags available. The owner did a test with several types of insulations, making...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thinsulate?
February 04, 5:48pm

Re: Modifying an old external frame pack
I'm not surprised at the weight of the frame. I have an old Trailwise external frame, which I got around 1972 or 3 and made my own packbag for. Later, around 1982 or so, I cut the frame down so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an old external frame pack
February 04, 5:37pm

high altitude sun
+1 on David's mention of the high altitude sun. Bring plenty of sunscreen for theose boys, and make them use it! I aim for every 2 hours myself when I am above the trees.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » CA destinations
February 03, 12:10pm

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