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+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

Re: Is one large boil more fuel efficient than two small?
I asked almost the same question about a year ago, and wound up doing a slew of tests: 2 X 8 oz. vs. 1 X 16 oz. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.htm...

In GEAR » Is one large boil more fuel efficient than two small?
April 27, 11:14am

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