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Selling that Oookworks green bathtub
>"I have never posted anything for sale on here before, how does one go about it?" Heather: Create a thread in "Gear Swap" and title it, "FS - Oookworks green bath...

In GEAR » OookWorks - caution advised
March 16, 11:47am

Re: Re: Re: Which remote canister stove for me?
"A good substitute is Masonite." Perhaps, but I build kayaks, not IKEA furniture, so 3-ply, 1/8" plywood is what I have laying around.

In GEAR » Which remote canister stove for me?
March 15, 11:08pm

Re: Inviting others on trips
"to insure they truly enjoy themselves" +1 We bring a little more clothing, food, and plan shorter mileage days so the kids enjoy themselves. We also shift the menu towards kid-fri...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » My family looking for other families to backpack with in the Jarbidge or central Idaho area.
March 15, 9:59pm

Re: Which remote canister stove for me?
One way to make any canister stove more stable is to have it on a flat surface. A 5" square of 3-ply, 1/8" plywood can function both as insulation from the snow and a more stable base - ...

In GEAR » Which remote canister stove for me?
March 15, 9:49pm

Re: PCT - NOBO
If you haven't already made the quilt, Enlightened Equipment's Enigma or Revelation at 30F is 17oz and $235. So that saves 6 ounces and is slightly colder-rated. Since you pay something f...

In Gear Lists » PCT - NOBO
March 15, 9:42pm

Re: My family looking for other families to backpack with in the Jarbidge or central Idaho area.
Two dual-family BPing trips worked well for us in NZ - each family had two kids and everyone knew everyone else well beforehand. The 10-year-old and the 11-year-old girls were far more interesting...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » My family looking for other families to backpack with in the Jarbidge or central Idaho area.
March 15, 3:12pm

Chill Pill
"I think the real topic here is how to manage group moral and soothing/treating panic attacks/shock in comrads." I was leading a day hike up Half Dome and along with my usual posse wer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attitude versus Altitude
March 15, 2:10pm

Re: Help dehydrating beef jerky
Things that I find help: Cut slices across the grain. Use a more concentrated brine to pull more moisture out, osmotically, then pat dry on paper towels. Change wood chips often to quickly...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help dehydrating beef jerky
March 14, 10:23am

Re: Re: watches!?!
I agree with Paul's three points and use them. When I buy my wife (an MD) a watch as a gift, it has to have a sweep second hand. She always wears a watch to work. As well as Ian's thought a...

In GEAR » watches!?!
March 12, 12:12am

Altitude Sickness
AMS is very individual - I suffer less than many others, but once got hit at 5,000 when, after being inactive at sea level, I was suddenly moving steel around all day at 5,000 feet. Doing a 14-...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Altitude Sickness
March 11, 12:22am

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