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Re: Re: re: Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
Thanks for the help. I think I will probably make a revised loop going counter-clockwise that doesn't depend on me traveling from Cecile to Minaret Lake. Maybe I will camp at Ediza or Nydiver L...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 13, 9:43pm

Re: Re: Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
"You may find it to be slow going from Minaret to Cecile to Iceberg to Ediza to Thousand Island in a day." Why is that? Is there are a lot of talus to negotiate? I think distance would...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 4:36pm

Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
I convinced the boss to let me take some additional time off work this year, so I went and reserved a permit for the Minaret Lakes Trail in late June. The dog and I will be out there for 4 days. I&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
Looks like a pretty good idea. I would be concerned about stability (some air pillows make your head roll off - not sure how this seat works) and it blowing away. Have you thought about a half-...

In Gear Deals » Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
May 12, 10:40am

Re: Re: Anyone used Siltaffeta
There's a thread on it here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=98106

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone used Siltaffeta
May 12, 8:06am

Re: FMS vs. BRS
Thanks for the feedback/info. That is helpful. From the above, I think the BRS-3000T would be fine for me. With the remote canister, I would always use a windscreen (wind or no, they seem to hel...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 11, 6:38pm

Re: Re: More Winter Stoves becoming available
Gary, I would have guessed that "breeze resistance" for a remote canister stove would come mainly from the windscreen. Would this actually be an issue for the BRS-3000T in remote canister...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 11, 1:04pm

Re: Re: More Winter Stoves becoming available
Roger, do you have an estimated weight of what the BRS-3000T version would weigh?

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 10, 1:33pm

Re: Fuel
I plan on recording how many boils I can get out of one canister when backpacking this summer, so that will give me a "real-world" fuel estimate. If it's super windy, I will usually j...

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
May 07, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
Maybe this thread can help? http://hikearizona.com/dex2/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=8718

In GEAR » Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
May 07, 6:51pm

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