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RE: Dehydrated Water
Yeah, extraction for backpacker application is an issue, but the metal can it comes in is too!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated water comes a step closer to reality?
December 08, 9:19am

RE: Searching for RJ's Torso Length Article
Here ya go: Quantitative Analysis of Backpack Suspension Performance: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00179.html?forum_thread_id=2&disable_pagination=1#.UpyqElN5FbI

In Make Your Own Gear » Searching for RJ's Torso Length Article
December 02, 8:40am

Rain Protection: Canopy Tarps at Philmont
I've been directly involved with 3 Philmont crews. In all those 3 crews, we've used 4 man 10x10 Oware Pyramids. All treks have been in early August (monsoon season). All have stayed dry. ...

In Philmont » "tarp" sleeping at Philmont?
November 27, 11:28am

Tag Justification
RE: "he realized he didn’t know how to wash and care for his gear without the instructions provided on the tags. The disappointment continued when he was trying to dry out his gear after was...

In Editor's Roundtable » Snags with Tags
November 27, 10:27am

brooks-range ul sleeping bag cover weight 6.4 or 16 oz
umm, a quick FYI and a question: The weight of this item is listed at 16 oz under the REI specs tab and in the CampSaver listing. Brooks Range has it at 16 oz on their landing page for it, but ...

In Gear Deals » brooks-range ul sleeping bag cover 6.4oz 19.73 w/ free shipping
November 23, 6:38pm

RE: Montbell Ti
Ti vs Aluminum: Ti is stronger, more expensive, heavier (in terms of specific gravity), has less thermal conductivity, but it has an undeniable better cachet vibe than aluminum. A thin wall a...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
October 26, 5:14pm

Re: Another 1982 Lighten Up Jewel
Thanks Ken! I breezed through this thread too quickly. Following that link, I see you're a fellow enthusiast old enough (wise enough) to have been influenced by that article. Interesti...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 25, 7:30pm

Another 1982 Lighten Up Jewel
In July 1982, Backpacker magazine (yes, Backpacker magazine) devoted most of an issue to going lightweight, with the center piece being on a story about Chuck Kennedy & Fred Williams doing a 5 ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 25, 10:03am

RE: Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
Have you considered a Stanco Grease Pot? 1.3 liter capacity. Good for buddy system cooking. It is VERY affordable (UNDER $10! for the pot, lid, and a grease strainer) and if you lose the g...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
October 24, 3:37am

Re: Chernobyl Pack
RE: "golite jam ... lacks in back support and has super skimpy shoulder padding I'm thinking the Chernobyl would be a huge upgrade for me" I've had a Chernobyl. It is a great p...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 17, 8:02am

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