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Re: PCT fire...stove question
I just came back from doing sections A & B on the PCT. Very dry & hot. I went stoveless, but I remember alcohol stoves being strongly discouraged, if not outright banned. I will rejoin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT fire...stove question
May 19, 2:36am

Re: Which Bear Can?
I can fit 9-10 days worth of food for myself in my BV450. I just crunch up my noodles and use instant drink mixes and some bars. Price and weight wise, it was the best choice for me on the JMT l...

In GEAR » Which Bear Can?
May 19, 2:16am

Washing a down quilt
I have a Katabatic Gear down quilt and think it's time for a wash. On their website, it says to use a "down-friendly detergent" but doesn't suggest any brand names. I'm af...

In GEAR » Washing a down quilt
May 19, 1:25am

Re: women's pants recommendation
have you thought of shorts instead? They are genrally easier to fit than pants, and a lot cooler to wear. For some reason, long pants are constructed with more varieation in the waist to hip rati...

In GEAR » women's pants recommendation
May 19, 1:22am

Folding Ti Spork or Lexan soup spoon
I love my folding Ti spork. It fits nicely in my evernew .9L short pot. I was very bummed when I tried to order another one from REI using my dividend this year and found out they stopped carying ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spoon heresy
April 23, 3:16am

Re: Contact lenses: a friendly warning (that has nothing to do with hygiene).
I have the original Acuvue extended wear, disposable lenses. However, I use them as daily wear and always take them out at night, unless I fall asleep accidentally. Because of that, if I try and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Contact lenses: a friendly warning (that has nothing to do with hygiene).
April 22, 4:32pm

Re: Tasty food for 1 night / 20 miles?
Steven, +1 to stove less. For an overnight, I would just bring things that don't need to be heated or cooked, even in close weather. How about some sort of nut butter , for variety try a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tasty food for 1 night / 20 miles?
April 22, 4:20pm

Re: Best Summertime Bivy
try borah gear bug bivy. goo price too.

In GEAR » Best Summertime Bivy
April 19, 12:52am

Hanakapiai Stream - Kauai
We just lost a few toruists at this stream on Kalalau Trail (Na Pali coast) last month. Heavy rains swell the stream and they tried to cross and were swept out to sea. Hawaii is beauitful anfd a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing horror stories
April 16, 3:10am

Re: Thank you for answers!
Thad, I wear trail runners and just cross streams with them on. However, I will admit that one of my "luxury" items is a light pair of slippers aka flip-flops. I htink mine weigh jus...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Light stream-crossing / camp shoes?
April 14, 4:48am

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