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Re: Canister Stoves Mary D
"With Coleman white gas at near $10 a gallon" I bought one gallon last week for $12.95 plus tax at an outdoor goods store. Today, I bought one gallon for $8.88 at wally world. I know w...

In GEAR » Canister Stoves.
February 09, 10:02pm

Re: Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
For bear bagging purposes, you want a cord with a slick sheath. Otherwise, it has the effect of damaging the limb. You may find 50' to be too short. I found 60' or 75' to be more foolpr...

In GEAR » Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
February 09, 9:53pm

Re: WTB: Backcountry Cross-Country Skis
I think you will have trouble finding metal edge backcountry skis for a kid. I guess you are looking for a length of 160-170 cm? Kids will outgrow those things before they've put a half-doze...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Backcountry Cross-Country Skis
February 09, 2:19pm

Re: quack quack
Eric, I think the down is from genetically altered geese hatched from Goretex eggs. --B.G.--

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter ISPO 2011: Day 3 - A Smorgasbord of Worldly Flavors
February 09, 1:52am

Re: Re: Re: pot size
"Pocket Rocket - very focused flame, burns food. Pot supports fragile/bendy. Stove too high and unstable." Roger, we've heard that many times from you. How is it that I've u...

In GEAR » Canister Stoves.
February 09, 1:00am

Re: Two weeks in Alaska
Ryan, it seems like there are many things that are out of your control. On some trips, you are just one of the team. But on other trips, somebody has to make decisions about cutting down weight. Yo...

In Gear Lists » Two weeks in Alaska
February 09, 12:52am

Re: re
I think the one-pound fishing weight sounds best, because it won't change much over time. Food would change over time. I have a friend who runs a lab with a calibrated scale, and I can get t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Calibrating a new digital scale
February 08, 10:27pm

Re: Re: How are people repackaing Aquamira?
I've had a lot of leakage problems with those Dropstopper bottles, especially when I am doing a huge elevation change and the pressure doesn't get equalized. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Help me lighten/refine my approach to water treatment (FirstNeed vs. filter+tabs vs. steripen vs. ??)
February 08, 8:49pm

Re: Hiking Through Hyperbole: Blisters and Fire
Excellent report. --B.G.--

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: Blisters and Fire
February 08, 7:51pm

Re: Nikon Coolpix
John brings up a good point. Many of the modern compact cameras are good, but some compromises had to be made to get them to market at such an affordable price. Maybe it is an auto-focus weakness t...

In Photography » In the market for a new camera
February 08, 7:45pm

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