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Re: Fuel stove
I would think about lightweight lanterns, Snow Peak, coleman and Primus -and maybe others - make lanterns that run on the usual butane/propane mix canisters, all around 3-5 ounces. They put out sub...

In GEAR » Fuel stove
October 07, 11:18am

Re: PCT snowshoes? (bad winter predicted)
In even the biggest snow year - like this year - you won't need snowshoes. By the time you hit it, the snow is consolidated. I have not hiked the PCT, but I was at Muir Pass this year on May 2...

In GEAR » PCT snowshoes? (bad winter predicted)
October 07, 11:05am

some intersting numbers
After reading all the above interesting discussion, I looked up some info on dewpoints and found some good stuff. If we assume that near your skin the air is 75 degrees and 60% relative humidity, t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unmanageable wetness this weekend
October 05, 7:18pm

Re: XUL Tarp Cord
have you compared the weight of this stuff to braided mason's line?

In GEAR » XUL Tarp Cord
October 04, 8:12pm

Re: Pyramid Question
I've been using shelters with snow flaps for many years. I suspect that netting at the bottom would freeze in pretty thoroughly and be very hard to get out. Silnylon flaps freeze in just right ...

In GEAR » Pyramid Question
October 04, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Is It Really Jet Size?
Stuart - would it be a fair paraphrase of your point to say that the regulator equipped stoves (if also equipped with a larger jet) should have an advantage in a fairly narrow temperature range tha...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Overview and Performance Evaluation
October 02, 3:51pm

+2 on the Corsa
I have a CAMP Corsa that I use for backcountry ski tours. I am fairly sure it is the lightest ice axe (UIAA) approved) out there. You might not need it, but if you do, you'll REALLY need it. I...

In GEAR » Ice Axe and or Snow Gear for PCT?
September 28, 7:18pm

Re: Hipbelt and Suspension
I do think full wrap is better than wing-style. The most comfortable of all the packs I've made over the years has a full-wrap hipbelt that is attached by way of two straps at the bottom about ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hipbelt and Suspension
September 27, 10:43pm

Re: Ultralight Reading Glasses
For those who don't care for the pince-nez style, these are good, and pretty light - 13g or .45 oz: http://www.fishermaneyewear.com/polarizedeyewear/Magnifiers/Slim+Vision+Magnifiers+Tortoise....

In GEAR » Ultralight Reading Glasses
September 27, 9:13pm

Re: contacting SD
The coating is toast. Urethane coatings, at east the older ones, get that way as they age. I have had it happen to lots of my old gear. I also discovered that if you put an item with a sticky coati...

In GEAR » Fly of tent sticking to itsself
September 27, 9:01pm

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