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Re: bikeraftfishpacking
Fun article! I think cyclists are great ultralighters at heart, and we've got a "weight weenie" population that makes the BPL jokes about drilling toothbrushes all the more hilarious...

In Editor's Roundtable » SUL BikeRaftFishPacking (BFRP)
May 17, 3:45pm

Here's the scoop
I use the lower half or so of a 1 quart plastic milk container. It's super light, flexible for scooping or pointing to pour, but sturdy enough to hold itself open. I carry it either as a &quo...

In GEAR » Real newbie Sawyer question
May 17, 3:19pm

An epic documentary :)
Rocco, I want to check it out, I really do! Sixteen minutes of vid is too much for me, though. I have the attention span of a squirrel in that Over the Hedge movie. :) Can you boil down &q...

In GEAR » "Fireballs" Ultralight 2g Cotton Ball Fire Starters
May 15, 7:18am

Re: First compass
I suggest you snag a Silva Guide/Huntsman (color is the only difference between these models). It's a very lightweight sighting compass with adjustable declination. It floats if you drop it i...

In GEAR » First compass
May 09, 6:23pm

Re: Better than Gatorade Bottles
Absolutely. I was in Thailand and a sissy gave me a bottle of Powerade to slake my cravings. The bottles, it turns out, are pretty nice. I am not without standards, however, and draw the l...

In GEAR » Best water bottle with wide mouth and light?
May 09, 5:26pm

Ah, no: you see pale, white bodies strewn about open space, soaking up this novel "sun thing". Some are bloated. :)

In Chaff » Dead or sunbathing? Wisconsinites can't tell....
May 09, 8:08am

Re: "Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking
I like the introduction, and can't wait for the rest of the series.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 1: Concepts and Scope.
May 08, 11:49am

Bag, then bowl
We use a hybrid/group method for FBC: repackage or build dehydrated meals for 3-4 into freezer bags, purge and rolled for the bear canister; dump up to 32oz boiling into it, stir and insert in ref...

In GEAR » Freezer bag cooking vs. pot cooking - weight of boil-in-bag bags?
May 08, 11:39am

Re: Re: Guy on reddit talks about his Grizzy bear attack where he was blinded...
He's using a screen reader, which reads aloud the postings, and typing by touch.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Guy on reddit talks about his Grizzy bear attack where he was blinded...
May 07, 2:18pm

The real truth
Bob Bankhead, for the win. I started to chuckle, and then scrolled, chuckled some more, scrolled... finally broke down and laughed out loud. Some beautiful photos earlier in this thread, btw.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's so great about the JMT?
May 07, 7:29am

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