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Gear list
Looks like a pretty good start on your list to me. I would consider dropping the ground sheet and 2 dry bags. That's a pretty heavy pack; you could lose a lot with a lighter pack. Ther...

In Gear Lists » My 2012 AT Thru Hike List
January 04, 1:51pm

Correction
Yes, vertical. I have a mental glitch that always switches those 2 words up.

In Philosophy & Technique » Has anyone ~actually~ measured boil times of wide vs. narrow pot?
January 04, 8:09am

Switch
Just switched from iphone to Android-based Galaxy II S. I am very happy with the switch. Gaia is on Android too.

In GEAR » iPhone Apps
January 03, 4:16pm

Tall pots
I remember from my old engineering school days being surprised at how high the convection rates were for a horizontal surface like a tall pot has.

In Philosophy & Technique » Has anyone ~actually~ measured boil times of wide vs. narrow pot?
January 03, 3:08pm

Country ham
Love country ham. I can't believe I have never packed it before. How long does it last with no refrigeration?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Freeze dried Ham in foil pouches
January 03, 11:29am

Tall vs. Short
No tests done here. But I suspect a windscreen, particularly a cone that funnels the heat around the sides of the tall pot, may reduce this difference. I suspect that a good windscreen allows a f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has anyone ~actually~ measured boil times of wide vs. narrow pot?
January 03, 7:49am

GC List
I would look at the lists of other people on here. Many post gear lists. You may want to add, for the GC, an extra 2 liter platypus, a good hat, and trekking poles. A tarp will probably do there...

In GEAR » Comfort/Light Weight
December 29, 8:29am

Solstice
Plan to spend it surfing in Nicaragua.

In Chaff » How are you celebrating the winter soltice?
December 16, 1:43pm

Make a poo candle
Just put the paper out of the top of the poo like a wick and light it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing Out Unsavory Detritus
December 15, 3:34pm

Raynauds
I represented some guys with Raynauds recently and got opinions from a couple of medical experts. They agreed there is no real treatment. I do believe that some are now treating with Viagra to he...

In GEAR » ridiculously chronic cold hands-- raynauds syndrome
December 14, 1:28pm

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