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Re: vent on older six moons design wild oasis
I have a used WO that I don't know the age of, but it definately has a vent. The vent is pretty small, maybe only the size of a large fist, at the very top of the tarp near the grommet for the ...

In GEAR » vent on older six moons design wild oasis
June 20, 7:39pm

Re: cuben bear bags
Zpacks has a food bag, but it's only 12L. Bottom of page: . Maybe 20L is an overestimate? Two bags are better odds should something happen to one. But I bet hanging two bear bags will take ...

In GEAR » cuben bear bags
June 20, 7:22pm

Re: Steripen Opti Batteries
SteriPen: I use the light-blue Tenergy 900 mAh 3.0V Li-Ion batteries, which are about 3.4V off the charger, IIRC. Zebralight (H30): I use black-and-silver AW 750 mAh 3.7V Li-Ion batteries, which...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti Batteries
June 17, 9:29pm

One-handed Scissors?
I have three knives that I can open and close one-handed. I find it faster and safer than using two hands. Anyone know of scissors that can be opened and closed one-handed? Even stand-alone is OK.

In GEAR » One-handed Scissors?
June 17, 7:10pm

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

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