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Re: UL Gear List observations and conclusions after three years of JMT experience
Interesting thoughts. I agree with the approach of not spending large amounts of money to save small amounts of weight. Go light enough, but no lighter. I do like to use a 5.5 oz silnylon ground...

In Gear Lists » UL Gear List observations and conclusions after three years of JMT experience
October 14, 8:20am

Re: How to get water into collapsible bags?
I use a cut off bottled water bottle. It flexes to form a nice pour spout.

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 13, 3:52pm

Re: Exped + CCF
I think much of the issue with all down mats is how much the person's body sinks into the mat. That seems to be mostly a factor of body weight, weight distribution, and inflation pressure. If a...

In GEAR » how much r value for snow?
October 13, 9:13am

Re: Alchol stove.
Consider Esbit also. Get one of the titanium folding wing stoves if you do. Disadvantages: slight odor (like fish) messier pot harder to light costs more Advantages: simpler fuel is sol...

In GEAR » Alchol stove.
October 10, 9:41am

Re: MY winter clothes system, hints to improve.
Waterproof gaiters are really nice to have in snow. The lower half of my pants are soaked without them. They also keep your legs and feet warmer.

In GEAR » MY winter clothes system, hints to improve.
October 08, 12:02pm

Re: Ditch It! - What would go?
The kitchen sink. It was a rough trip without it! But really... I usually ditch various things on every trip just to challenge myself and experiment with being even more minimalist: On my tri...

In GEAR » Ditch It! - What would go?
October 07, 8:33am

Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
At the age of 15, on my first trip backpacking in a place where bears are prevalent (Smokey Mountains), I realized that I needed some rope to hang my food. The only thing I had was a 50 foot coil o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 06, 8:43pm

Re: Nobel Prize Committee: Leave the GPS Unit at Home!
Fascinating. Now what are we going to do with all of those useless satellites? :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Nobel Prize Committee: Leave the GPS Unit at Home!
October 06, 8:34pm

Re: Need better gloves, Need help finding the right pair.
I generally just use military surplus wool liners. As a durable/snow-resistant shell, I use a pair of pigskin leather/canvas back work gloves which I cut the insulated liner out of. I also treated ...

In GEAR » Need better gloves, Need help finding the right pair.
October 06, 6:43pm

Re: Happy Bung
Damp moss works so much better than anything which can be carried in. No, I haven't started a moss garden in the bathroom at home... yet!

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
October 06, 2:30pm

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