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Re: Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
A little comparison: The use you describe amounts to what I would call one day of stove use - one breakfast, one dinner - plus you heated water for lunch. You used 110 grams of fuel. On a 7 coo...

In Winter Hiking » Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
November 22, 10:39pm

Re: Mt. Whitney Via Mountaineering Route
I suggest you post your question here: http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/forums/1/1/General_Discussion or here: http://whitneyportalstore.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/cfrm ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt. Whitney Via Mountaineering Route
November 20, 1:24pm

winter fun
Well, if you are warm and dry, have plenty to eat, and something to entertain you after dark, you will have fun. If you are inexperienced, the best advice I can give is to err on the side of extra ...

In Winter Hiking » How do you make winter backpacking more enjoyable?
November 15, 6:42pm

reticulated fiber
I've used reticulated fiber as back padding on an internal frame pack, covered in leno mesh. In use I don't find that I sweat any less than with a solid fabric pack body, so I don't use...

In Make Your Own Gear » Giant 3D spacer mesh
November 14, 8:47pm

Re: Stevensen's Warmlight Question
I believe it was called Filmgap. Never saw one, just heard of it.

In GEAR » Stevensen's Warmlight Question
November 13, 4:21pm

Re: What have I been doing?
Always remember, the most important measuring device is not the scale, it's the fun-o-meter.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What have I been doing?
November 03, 8:06pm

Re: Best inherently waterproof fabric?
Using silnylon you should be able to get well under 10 oz. I'd bet that you could be under that even using 1.9 oz coated ripstop or a light coated taffeta. Either will be somewhat more durable ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best inherently waterproof fabric?
November 02, 7:56pm

Re: Best backcountry meal ever?
My most memorable backcountry meal came at the end of a 5-week backpacking trip when I was 15. We were all teenagers on the trip, and we basically hadn't packed enough food, so by the end we we...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best backcountry meal ever?
November 02, 7:48pm

my 2 cents
Looks like a cool idea. I think that with the sidewalls as steep as they appear to be, you will have a hard time getting enough tension on the two ridgelines. Extending the vestibules further out t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on 2 Person Tent Design
November 02, 6:22pm

Re: UL Liquor bottle
you can buy some brands of whiskey - usually not the finest - in plastic bottles of the hip flask size. just get one of those, dispose of the contents in any way you see fit, and refill with your f...

In GEAR » UL Liquor bottle
October 30, 8:23pm

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