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JMT : Fire Restrictions
I will be starting the JMT next week, but see there are Fire Restriions in force for Inyo National Forest. They say "no campfires or stove fires", but with a CA Campfire Permit, gas stove...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT : Fire Restrictions
July 17, 5:31am

Surely the key with these garments is in the name - WINDshirts. They cut out the wind, and hence negate the chill factor, without providing unwanted insulation. So you can be in a strong cold w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 12, 11:41am

Pot grabber
" if you have to buy and bring a pot lifter, you are just wasting your time with it. Dont think you can just grab a boiling pot off of a stove with a bandana either, you will scald yourself or...

In GEAR » Not another pot thread
July 07, 9:39am

Antigravity gear 3-cup pot
I like the Antigravitygear 3-cup pot. Low profile style, so easy to cook with, 710 ml, adequate for one person, but still small enough to use as a mug, 2.25 ozs, plus 1.25 ozs for the lid or use...

In GEAR » Not another pot thread
July 07, 1:00am

Re: NEW Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp
I've taken my line locs off! Instead I'm using a guyline hitch knot, which is easier to use, less bulky, and a few grams saved. Mind you, I've not tried on a wet windy night : I don...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp - Shout Out!
July 02, 7:16am

Solo hiking
Nearly all my hiking is solo, including multi week trips. When solo you can be totally whimsical : stop when you like, where you like, for as long as you like, hike as fast or as slow as you want, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » how many of you do solo trips?
July 01, 4:10am

NEW Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp
That's good to hear. Did you find any damage, ie stressed stitching or tape lifting? I assume yours has the new taped seams as standard. I've just got one , but somehow assumed it wasn'...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp - Shout Out!
July 01, 3:46am

Step ups and knees
When out on an oil platform for 2 weeks at a time, I used to do step ups on the side of the bed, a 30-40cm step, 1000 or more per leg. Really good cardio and thigh builder. Then I read somewhere th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training on a treadmill
June 15, 7:54am

Do you ever not take a shelter?
With a reasonably good forecast, and no bugs, you can compromise with an ultra light shelter without a bivy. I've just done a week in the Sierra Tramontana on Mallorca, in the Med. I carried a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you ever not take a shelter?
June 15, 5:43am

OMM Kamleika Pants
I used the Kamleika pants recently in wet mist, rain and wind at 8'C, and finished the walk completely dry.

In Editor's Roundtable » OMM Kamleika Race Smock, Jacket, and Pants Review
May 17, 3:15am

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