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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: pumps
Larry Penberthy should be rolling over in his grave now. I think that I have owned most of those different MSR stoves at some point in time, starting with the yellow pump. I used to own six MSR ...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
October 14, 2:46pm

Re: Much better sensor in the Sony cameras...
Adam, I don't believe that it is possible to oversimplify the issue more than you did. --B.G.--

In GEAR » New camera
October 14, 1:10pm

Re: How to get water into collapsible bags?
I don't use any ziplock bag or Sawyer Squeeze. I had an old 2L Platypus that had developed a leak from old age. I cut it at the leak, and that gives me a 1.5L scoop. --B.G.--

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 13, 2:30pm

Re: how much r value for snow?
Rule of Thumb. You need twice as much for winter as you do for summer. --B.G.--

In GEAR » how much r value for snow?
October 12, 7:49pm

compass
Maybe they got confused about what type of compass was needed. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 3:18pm

Re: COMPASS!!
Too many hikers believe that the compass needle always points the way to go. They have a poor relationship to situational awareness. Others understand that the compass needle points to north or mag...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 2:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Another lost hiker story
"why not turn around?" If you thought that you were going around an 11-mile trail, and if you thought that you were eight miles around, then you would be unlikely to turn around to go ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 1:01pm

Re: Will Tenacious Tape repair Cuben?
If you listen to Joe Valesko, the only repair tape you need is duct tape. I own a pack similar to this, and I have some of the repair tape that Zpacks sells for this purpose. I would apply that ...

In GEAR » Will Tenacious Tape repair Cuben?
October 11, 10:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: USB Rechargeable
"I should get one of those USB voltage and current checkers." There are several similar types. The one that I got weighs about one-third of an ounce, but I only use it when I am haulin...

In GEAR » New camera
October 11, 5:50pm

Re: Re: USB Rechargeable
"Sansa Clip is definitely a flaky device regardless." I don't know whether the problem was in the charger, the Sansa, or the user. I fully agree that it should not fail catastrophi...

In GEAR » New camera
October 11, 3:25pm

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