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Re: photos
Nice pics - but the photo labeled as Italy pass is actually a saddle on the ridge south of Italy pass, between Italy Pass and Dancing Bear Pass. You can't see Italy pass directly from Lake Ital...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
August 26, 9:48pm

Re: Large pyramid tent in wind
Like Matt above, I have a venerable Chouinard Megamid. I have suffered two wind-related failures. One was due to poor stake-holding properties in the ground I was camped on. Moral: in a strong wind...

In GEAR » Large pyramid tent in wind
August 22, 10:08pm

40 degree trip
For some reason this reminds me of a backcountry ski trip I once took that my buddy and I came to refer to as the "40 degree trip" becasue the temperature for the entire trip was 40 degre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fifty minute climbs
August 21, 5:12pm

153gm remote canister stove performance
I bought this stove from an Ebay vendor - it looks just like the Bulin Beartooth B5 stove, but is labeled on the packaging as "One Road" model RT-807. cost $27.50 shipped. I have been w...

In GEAR » 153gm remote canister stove performance
August 19, 9:47pm

Re: Going with a lighter sleeping bag/quilt (pushing it's limits), has it worked out?
I have a Hydrogen which I like for the summer. I thought I'd try to go lighter on one of my backcountry ski trips - typical temps in the high teens. Wearing insulated jacket and pants (homemade...

In GEAR » Going with a lighter sleeping bag/quilt (pushing it's limits), has it worked out?
August 18, 10:36pm

Re: Black Diamond Highlight / Firstlight
I have a lighthouse - with the EPIC fabric. My experience is it is functionally waterproof for what I have had it in - which has been short but intense thundershowers in the Sierra - I've only ...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Highlight / Firstlight
August 15, 7:10pm

Re: Stephenson's Warmlite 2R
Douglas - I've always been intrigued by Warmilte tents but have never had my hands on one. So I have a couple questions you might be able to answer. Does it seem like the top vent can stay open...

In GEAR » Stephenson's Warmlite 2R
August 12, 5:54pm

question for Henry
Henry - Since you are participating in this discussion I wonder if you can give us a weight for just the fly on this baby?

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 12, 5:43pm

Re: JMT- Bear Canister Conundrum
I have had 9 days worth of food for 2 in 1 expedition and 1 weekender. That works out to 172 cu in per day for 2. At 5.5 days that makes 946 cu in. I was trying to feed a teenager on that trip, so ...

In Gear Lists » JMT- Bear Canister Conundrum
August 08, 9:19pm

Re: Ziploc Twist n Loc for Freezer Bag Cooking
I suspect those are heavier than these: http://www.ziploc.com/Products/Pages/ContainersSmartSnapSeal.aspx?SizeName=Medium%20Bowl Which I have used for years as my bowl/reconstituting container. I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ziploc Twist n Loc for Freezer Bag Cooking
August 05, 9:34pm

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