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sul
There are plenty of UL thru hikers. UL being 10 lb or less base weight. There are very few SUL thru hikers on long trails. SUL is < 5 lbs At least not on cold, wet , mountainous trails. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What would YOUR SUL thru-hike gear list look like?
August 03, 12:16am

batts
I have carried a gps a time or two. Batteries last forever if you only turn it on when you need to find your position. If you are using it as a toy, to make tracks and record your hike, you w...

In GEAR » Which GPS?
August 02, 11:58pm

stoves
I do think its fair to include the weight of a UL pot, because the difference is equal to 4 days fuel for me, not inconsequential. I have never had an alcohol leak, but I primarily use flip-top ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Evaluating what stoves to use for what lengths of trips
August 02, 11:11pm

alcohol
The most important aspects on alcohol to me are: 1) carry only what I need 2) simply and easily, visually see how much fuel I have 3) Silent operation

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Evaluating what stoves to use for what lengths of trips
August 01, 10:51pm

plb
spot = $100 + $100 /yr PLB = $250 Of course, someone should always know your plans, where you will be and where you are headed regardless.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man missing in eastern sierra...
August 01, 10:35pm

light
I have read the mfg lists the voltage range as 0.9-3V. Energizer lithium L92 is only a 1.5V battery, but is 1200 mah. should be significantly better than the alkaline they list the figures for. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » headlamp
August 01, 9:58pm

olite
I like my zebralight H51. Put the holder on the back of a baseball cap, and wear it backwards. works great. But I recently purchased an olite i3s eos. Olite lists the specs with AAA alkali...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » headlamp
August 01, 8:28pm

CF
"Has anyone ever regretted a CF shelter purchase?" Nope. I have never regretted carrying it either. Even when an errant rock thrown by a kid, went THRU my 0.51 hexamid. Duct tape m...

In GEAR » I think I want a duomid?
July 31, 10:45pm

10d
the weight in a 3P shelter (tight) doesnt come without compromises. the fly is 10D, I wouldnt particularly call that very durable. i have down jackets with stronger fabric. No need to make co...

In GEAR » BA Fly Creek vs MH SuperMega vs GoLite Imogene
July 31, 9:00pm

weight
It all depends on the gear options selected. If you use an efficient alcohol setup (0.4 wt oz= .5 fl oz per day), only boil 2 cups for dinner, and have a very light setup, the alcohol will be be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Evaluating what stoves to use for what lengths of trips
July 31, 8:40pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm