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radiant heating
I think the heat transfer difference between smooth and rough cans could be attributed to reflectivity more than by turbulence. In all this discussion, no mention has been made of preparing the su...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Windscreen Design
January 21, 11:56am

I own an inreach and found it to be a great balance between emergency only (PLB) and phone conversation. To David's point about misinterpreted texts (or lack thereof) I don't recommend SPO...

In GEAR » Experiences with satellite phones?
January 21, 11:28am

Re: Choice of bladder
Here's my setup with some weights. The Platy big zip is heavy. 3L is a lot of water.

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze question
October 31, 9:12am

Different hikes
Sometimes I hike fast, sometimes slow. All depends on my mood and schedule/plans. I love the athleticism of running at high altitude with a nimble pack weight. I also like moseying along, orient...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » just finished the JMT... a few observations and thoughts
October 19, 8:15pm

I almost burned down a forest
East Lake, out of Cedar Grove. Put the fire out, LOTS of water, stirred the coals until it was OUT. Went to sleep to a calm, cloudless sky. Woke two hours later to a roaring fire. It had been s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » campfire protocols...
August 07, 1:31pm

Re: One more
Ahh, that's what I want. Somehow I missed that in my search. It's going to be a warmer shoulder season! Thanks Brad!

In Make Your Own Gear » Down hat pattern
August 01, 4:30pm

nanoseeum seam
I've made two thru-hiker quilts using the non-folded seam on the left. I can't say I've had enough experience in the field to know whether there is a risk of ravelling/blowout (hasn...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Quilt - nanoseeum question
August 01, 1:18pm

Down hat pattern
Any recommendations for a pattern for a down beanie, hat, balaclava or similar? It would be easy to make my own pattern, but I'm interested in what design points are important. Thx, Nate

In Make Your Own Gear » Down hat pattern
August 01, 1:00pm

Re: 2 weeks
Much easier to adjust the food. High caloric density is the key. For example, freeze-dried MH chili-mac takes a lot of room, even if you repackage into baggies. Compare that with spaghettini or ...

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
July 30, 1:48pm

Re: Sphinx-Longley
Tom, I will head out through Reflection/East Lake. Elizabeth, Thanks for the link. Looks interesting!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sphinx-Longley
July 28, 10:18am

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