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Whitney portal campground advice?
Hey there, I'm doing a Kearsarge to whitney trip. Leaving my car at whitney portal, then shuttle to onion valley where I'll start my trip. Unfortunately the shuttle service couldn't...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney portal campground advice?
June 29, 1:52am

Hrm, okie sounds like the general consensus is that esbit is the best eh? I'll pick up a few and experiment.

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
June 28, 7:26pm

Yeah they were bars in a foil pouch. It's literally been 10 years...so my memory might be fuzzy.

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
June 28, 6:59pm

Hexamine of trioxane?
Not sure about Hexamine....but when I first started backpacking I used these cheap trioxane tablets I got from the army surplus store. They left almost no residue....and I don't remember them...

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
June 28, 6:17pm

I brought a pulse ox on my last trip to young lakes and mt conness, and was surprised to see my saturation at 92/93 consistently vs 98/99 at sea level. Most of the time I was at 10k ft....so n...

In GEAR » hypoxia meter
June 24, 1:18am

Alarm clock
Not sure which gps you use, if any, but my garmin etrex 20 has an alarm clock built in.

In GEAR » Alarm Clock
June 24, 1:10am

Tent movies?
Call me old fashioned....but....but...wha? https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Accessory/entertainmentcenterloft

In GEAR » Tent movies?
June 18, 1:49am

I recently switched from the WM versalite to the zpacks 20. I echo others comments about being slim, less lofty, and no hood. However....the 1lb of weight savings made it totally worth it for m...

In GEAR » Thinking of ditching WM Ultralite 20 for ZPacks 20 Bag. Good idea or not?
June 16, 2:39pm

Tough question
I recently got an rx100, and so far like it. I'm no camera expert, but I was able to get some cool night shows, panoramas, and even some milkyway shots with it. It won't compare to a re...

In Photography » is the sony rx100 worth it?
June 10, 3:39pm

Brilliant ideas here. Going to try a few out! Thanks guys!

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 09, 5:20pm

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