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Voice Recorder
I've got an Olympus VN4100. Got it second hand so don't know how old it is. 1.5ozs plus 2xAAA. Good quality, different settings. I use it particularly to keep track of timings for future ...

In GEAR » Ultralight voice recorder
April 17, 2:55am

Why WOULDN'T flat shoes be better?
A completely flat sole will put more strain on your Achilles tendon, and in 500 mls that could give you Achilles tendonitis - can be debilitating, and hard to get rid of.

In GEAR » Why do we like flat shoes?
April 17, 2:27am

Bivy w/ groundsheet
+1 : GG thin pad, protects my neoair from punctures too, good to stretch out on on a mid day stop . Also, if not using a bivy, polycro over that to keep water out and kit out of the dirt.

In GEAR » Bivy w/ groundsheet?
April 17, 2:09am

Re : BB no soot
@Stephen : I really don't get dirty using the BB. I cook eat and drink out of the one pan, so maybe I get rim marks on my face, but then I wouldn't know! However, I use a pair of cut down...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
April 16, 3:50pm

MLD bivy
Sorry, link not working. What zipper does it have? And how waterproof would you say the top is?

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Grace Solo Cuben - Lite Soul Bivy Cuben - Zpacks Hexamid Solo Cuben
April 15, 1:58pm

Mld bivy
I can't find a Lite Soul Bivy on the MLD site, only the Superlight with Endurance/Cuben $230, or the Soul with Event/Cuben $335. How does yours fit in? Does it have the bug net and the flexy h...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Grace Solo Cuben - Lite Soul Bivy Cuben - Zpacks Hexamid Solo Cuben
April 15, 1:35pm

Firefly stove
One disadvantage I find with the collapsible stove is that you get sooty fingers assembling it and disassembling it, with the Bushbuddy you don't get dirty at all. Also embers fall out the bott...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
April 15, 9:58am

FireFly Stove
I bought a PocketTi earlier this year, but so far have found it too small. I couldn't get 2 cups to boil even after 5 reloads of bone dry wood, and then the stove blew over. Straight afterwards...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
April 15, 6:54am

Gaia
Can you use Gaia to download OpenCycleMaps to a phone? I have some thin routes I want to follow that are not on the paper maps but have been uploaded to OpenCycle Maps.

In GEAR » Iphone 4S GPS App - ????
April 03, 2:15am

Polycro protection
I protect my Neoair, and the polycro, from sharp objects by putting a 1/8" Gossamergear foam mat under everything. Must work- never had a leak from a Thermorest mattress.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Bathtub!
April 02, 12:51pm

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