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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Just fix your old sewingmachine?
"You will have to service and maintain a new machine after a few years anyway." I wouldn't be so sure about that. I have a Brother that is several years old now. As long as I do...

In Make Your Own Gear » Old sewing maching broke down. Kindly recommend me a new one please?
August 31, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Windboiler
"Wonder whether it simmers any better, or whether it still emits lethal amounts of CO?" Think of that as simply an undocumented feature. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
August 31, 4:14pm

Re: Small gas canister (50g)
The big advantage that I see is that this is small enough that you can put it in your shirt pocket to keep it warm. That is not easy to do with any other normal butane canister. The big disadvan...

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
August 31, 3:49pm

Re: UL vs L vs HVY
"Subtract the 4lbs of trail mix, the full fuel canister I still carried" Fuel counts toward your consumables, although sometimes the empty weight counts toward base weight and the net ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Horseshoe to Whitney 2014
August 29, 10:23pm

Re: Horseshoe Meadows to Whitney
"My base weight still came in at 33lbs." This must have been some kind of typographical error. I don't think that it is humanly possible to have a base weight of 33 pounds. --B....

In Post-Trip Reports » Horseshoe to Whitney 2014
August 29, 6:34pm

Re: mmmm meadows grill
First of all, remember that the Tuolumne Meadows grill shuts down early in the season, sometime during September. Gatorade is often available in a package with foil packets for 20 ounces of wate...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meal Plan For Yosemite
August 29, 3:12pm

Re: Pair of junky secondary pants?
How junky? I wanted some ultralightweight trousers, but not something that would take abuse. I use them as pajamas in the sleeping bag, or as a mosquito shell if I get up during the night. If it...

In GEAR » Pair of junky secondary pants?
August 29, 2:45pm

Re: camp shoes
I used to think that my reason for carrying camp shoes was so that I had something dry to wear in camp, with the assumption that I had to wade some streams wearing my trail hikers. Then I did a tri...

In GEAR » Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
August 29, 2:38pm

Re: Re: JMT Unsupported Attempt
I see the satellite tracking. What was the outcome? --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Unsupported Attempt
August 29, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Meal Plan For Yosemite
There are dozens of beverage powders. For the old school, there is Gatorade. Currently I prefer maltodextrin-based beverages like Cytomax and Vitalyte. I always go with a variety of these so that I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meal Plan For Yosemite
August 29, 10:56am

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