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Re: altitude
>"I'll let you know my weight loss/BMI change as well as any other fitness indicators I can come up " The thing I ponder the most about my own weight loss as I increase activity...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
July 16, 3:12pm

Re: Do You Have a Gear Modding "Magnificent Obsession"?
Since the early-1980's, when I got an early variant of the UL bug. I've mod'ed and MYOG'ed shelter, packs, pads, all manner of kitchen gear, and clothes. My current gear fetis...

In GEAR » Do You Have a Gear Modding "Magnificent Obsession"?
July 16, 2:46pm

Re: Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
>"Any tips or tricks?" - Lie when they ask you what is in your Priority Mail package. Don't try that with carry-on or checked bags, though. - Someone has posted about how to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 15, 7:11pm

Re: Stove fuel source and waste (trash)
Automotive fuel - gasoline or diesel - are produced and transported much more efficiently in bulk than small containers of butane, WG, EtOH, Esbit, or propane ever are. Nothing but wood is as chea...

In GEAR » Stove fuel source and waste (trash)
July 15, 7:06pm

Re: Wallet material
Tyvek, sealed with and entirely covered with package sealing tape lasts a long time for me. I have two versions: Very small, credit-card-sized for BPing. Normal wallet sized, with extra pock...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wallet material
July 11, 10:04am

Ask a Chemical Engineer - Acetal versus Lexan
Jim: I'm more familiar with Lexan = polycarbonate. Used in sunglass lens, snow-shovel blades and "bullet-proof" "glass". Melting point of 311F but with working limits of -4...

In GEAR » Spoon Comparison
July 10, 1:29pm

Canister stove tripod
An improvement to safety with a butane canister stove is to get the orange plastic tripod legs from JetBoil for $5.95 and use it on whatever canister stove you use (assuming a 200- to 400-gram cani...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
July 10, 1:02pm

Re: Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
I just use automotive turtle wax on my nether-regions and go nekkid. Can't be lighter than that.

In GEAR » Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
July 10, 1:37am

Re: BRS 3000T stove.
Most of my orders for BRS-3000T stoves arrived in 10-14 days. But during the west-coast dock-workers strike, one shipment took over a month. Some charts for Chinese eBay shippers show 4-6% take >...

In GEAR » BRS 3000T stove.
July 10, 1:32am

Red / blue comparison.
Four year later, and I'm STILL on the map. Alaska is way over-represented, per-capita on many fronts, such as: suicides, gun ownership, snow machine deaths, domestic violence, pilot's li...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Member Map
July 08, 11:15pm

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