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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Re: Re: Re: UL winter cook kit
In April one year, six of us skiers went out on a six-day ski tour over and back on the Sierra Nevada Crest. This was actually three teams of two men each. Each team had one two-man tent, one white...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 07, 9:56pm

Re: Re: Re: UL winter cook kit
"I could dig a snowcave, that's a great idea too" It depends on what kind of snow you have. In California, we tend to have very little powder snow. If we do get powder, it consolid...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 07, 9:51pm

Re: MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
Is it any good? This might be heavy. I generally go with a Platypus gravity filter, but I like to keep my eyes open for anything better. --B.G.--

In GEAR » MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
December 07, 9:39pm

Re: Backpacking Solo?
In most large cities, there are hiking clubs of one sort or another. In most, there are chapters of the Sierra Club. Granted, some of the people there have environmental activism in mind, but many ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 07, 9:25pm

Re: Re: Overnight Trip Death Valley
If you go to the Death Valley visitor center at Furnace Creek, they might be able to tell you something about the road access. They will try to discourage you from going, so you will need to tell t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Overnight Trip from LAX or LAS?
December 07, 9:28am

Re: How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
A good example of tunnel tent design was called the Omnipotent by the old Early Winters company. I slept in one in 1979, and it seemed heavy but bombproof. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 07, 9:20am

Re: Dialed In
"BTW, my old nalgene + OR Bottle Jacket method would keep my liquids hot for about 4 hrs, then warm for an additional 4 hours, and that was in typical Adirondacks winter weather." I cl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need Help! Calories for winter ascent of 12K+ peak
December 06, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re water
At 12,000 feet the winter air is very cold and very dry. Your exhaled breath will be warm and moist. As a result, there is a loss of both heat/energy and water. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need Help! Calories for winter ascent of 12K+ peak
December 06, 5:21pm

Re: Re: Overnight Trip Death Valley
Steve, the answer is "it depends." On a normal year, hikers go up Telescope Peak in the summer when the snow and ice is gone, starting from Mahogany Flat (8100'). The trail gets st...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Overnight Trip from LAX or LAS?
December 06, 4:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Spits Fuel
"Best I talk to someone face to face in the regional office of one of the state parks/forest service dept." Dan, here is the problem. You won't find the right person. If you hit...

In GEAR » Ever wonder why there isn't an aluminum Trangia alcohol burner?
December 06, 1:41pm

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