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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Thermite
With thermite, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that once you get it ignited, it generates a lot of heat. The bad news is that the heat is virtually unmanageable. Depending on t...

In GEAR » Alcohol Fuel Testing
March 31, 3:45pm

Re: numbers - residential water use map, land and water use data, estimates for water use by sector
Read that interactive map carefully. There are certain urban municipalities that are conveniently omitted from the map. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 4:55pm

Re: Folding closed-cell sit pads
And then, if the sit pads are not too heavy, you purchase three of them and use the combination as a sleeping pad. At a minimum, you can use one or two of them to augment a normal sleeping pad that...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
March 30, 4:18pm

Re: Re: Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
" The first thing you learn in Physical Geology 101 is that there is no such thing as "solid ground." " Absolutely, especially at Point Reyes. Back during the Big One of 1906...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 29, 11:29pm

Re: Not Receiving PMs
Try sending yourself a personal message through BPL. --B.G.--

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Not Receiving PMs
March 29, 11:26pm

Re: Mini Esbitmizer Testing
Jameson, it would be helpful to know what volume of water you were trying to boil. --B.G.--

In Gear Deals » Esbit Burner
March 29, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
"You could try for Telescope peak if you are feeling more ambitious, but there was still some snow up there and you need 4WD to get to the trailhead." Yes and no. If you want to drive ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 4:40pm

Re: Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
Without any doubt, the best comprehensive guidebook is this one: Hiking Death Valley by Michel Digonnet. It is a lot of book to read. I re-read my copy each time prior to another trip there. --B...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 2:30pm

Re: Batteries
Dan, the one factor that you are missing is the voltage. A lithium primary battery tends to run around 1.7V open circuit. A NiMH rechargeable tends to run around 1.25V open circuit. For some device...

In GEAR » Lithium Vs. Ni-MH Batteries (AA)
March 29, 2:19pm

Re: Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
By the first week of April, things are heating up in Death Valley. This is shaping up to be a bad year for wildflowers, and the best time has probably already passed. The whole secret to Death V...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 2:13pm

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