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Re: QR Codes + Trail Signs
Seems like a lot of effort and discussion about how to put the QR codes on the signs (and how long they last, and what to make them from, and how to get funding to install them, etc.), but very lit...

In GEAR » QR Codes + Trail Signs
June 16, 4:53pm

+1 Mac n Cheese
Holds about 11 oz., weighs 0.5 oz., a Planter's nut can lid fits nicely (but not water tight), and it's insulated. The only drawback I found is water can get between the styrofoam and the c...

In GEAR » Lightest 8 oz cup for coffee?
June 14, 7:40pm

Re: Battery Charger Help
IMO, carrying spare batts will always be the lightest and trouble-free method for backpacking. Charging from the sun or from a battery pack will simply lead to undercharged batts and frustration. I...

In GEAR » Battery Charger Help
June 12, 1:17pm

Re: LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
Yup. Energizer Li batts are abt 1.6V, so a set of three will yield 4.8V, not the 4.5V the circuit expects. You can always email PT for a definitive answer. Most manuf. have taken note of Energizer ...

In GEAR » LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
June 12, 11:43am

Re: Re: The perfect ultralight flashlight?
+1 on the 4 Sevens Quark Mini 123, but only b/c I got the warm-tint LED. For backcountry use, the warm tint is soooo much better at differentiating natural color tones. It's like having x-ray v...

In GEAR » The perfect ultralight flashlight?
May 27, 9:49pm

Re: NEW Klymit X Frame XL in the MLD Store- Lower Intro Price
Is this at comfortable for a side-sleeper? Just thought I'd ask...

In Gear Deals » NEW Klymit X Frame XL in the MLD Store- Lower Intro Price
May 20, 6:03pm

Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen
@Joe: Doesn't brass contain lead that can leach out? I was experimenting with alternative materials to titanium and aluminum for wind screens, and brass foil was one of the options (among shim ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen
May 19, 10:51am

Re: World's largest fanny pack?
That guy's expression in the b/w photo says it all... :-)

In Make Your Own Gear » World's largest fanny pack?
May 11, 7:05pm

Pot Lid Philosophy
I've made a variety of lids, and was wondering what the consensus was on non-rigid lids. Say foil, for example: it's too soft to be useful as a packing cover, and anything inside the pot co...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lid Philosophy
May 01, 6:16pm

Re: Patagonia UL Down Shirt
Aren't there diminishing returns with tiny amounts of down compared to synthetic insulation? I think Richard Nisely stated that somewhere here. To gain an advantage over synthetics at this weig...

In GEAR » Patagonia UL Down Shirt
April 30, 10:12am

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