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Re: Re: Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
One time in Yosemite's Lyell Canyon, I watched as some friends attempted to hoist their bear bag up over a steel cable. Of course this was back in the days before bear canisters were used. It w...

In GEAR » Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
February 10, 2:13am

Re: Re: Re: Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
In climbing rope terminology, you have two kinds of ropes: static and dynamic. Static ropes are not stretchy. Dynamic ropes have a lot of stretch, because they are intended for leader falls. ...

In GEAR » Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
February 09, 10:17pm

Re: Re: "JMT Hiking Partners Wanted"
You guys better get your BPL bumper stickers to put on your backpacks, so you can recognize each other. --B.G.--

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT Hiking Partners Wanted
February 09, 10:07pm

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

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