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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 17 and 8 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
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My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: Cat Can Stove Troubleshooting
Once the alcohol in it "boils", then put the pot on. Takes longer when colder or just a few seconds at 70 F. This site has thorough instructions.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cat Can Stove
March 28, 10:58am

Re: best pot for canister and alky stove
As Bob said, if it's a top burner you can get away with a smaller diameter cup, but normally need a pot stand. A side burning model will work better with a wider pot and often don't need an...

In GEAR » best pot for canister and alky stove
March 28, 10:51am

Re: Capillary alcohol stove
The vid John linked shows it in action several times. I also thought it appeared they lit it with the pot on, but in other vids they show lighting it first and then putting a pot on it. They've...

In GEAR » Capillary alsohol stove
March 28, 10:24am

Capillary alcohol stove
I wondered if anyone has played around with an alcohol stove like this. He calls it the Unican, which operates by capillary action rather than jets. I couldn't find any mention of it here (or n...

In GEAR » Capillary alsohol stove
March 27, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Summer insulating layer for the mountains
Would the New Balance Fugu be way too much? I'll be south of Glacier in late June. I'm not going to buy another jacket so my only other option is adding Cap 3 and Cap 4 pullovers over my ba...

In GEAR » Summer insulating layer for the mountains
March 20, 5:52pm

Re: BSA Leader Training School Offered by Backpacking Light May 21-23
Too bad this wasn't for the first trek or I'd take you up on the flight. I have a conflict with the May training event. Ryan, how has the response to this been?

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BSA Leader Training School Offered by Backpacking Light May 21-23
March 17, 9:42pm

Re: Exped Pillow Pump Adapter
So do at least some POE and Thermarest mats. My pillow pump is my luxury item.

In GEAR » Exped Pillow Pump Questions -
March 17, 9:28pm

Re: Re: Alcohol Stove Safety
Apparently, G2SS will ban homemade stoves and alcohol will be a not recommended fuel with the next revision. I just learned this was discussed last summer. See the last few posts of this thread to ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Alcohol Stove Safety
March 17, 8:48am

Permethrin experience
> Products for plants / pets are cheaper -- but they're no good for bonding on clothing or gear. Is there anyone other than Sawyer for permethrin made for clothing?

In GEAR » Mosquito Protection
March 09, 1:17pm

Roclite 315 for small feet
If you have really small feet (4.5 to 6.5), Amazon has a few in silver/blue for $38 shipped. The Inov8 site has some larger sizes for $48 (+ shipping).

In Gear Deals » Roclite 315 for small feet
March 04, 1:57pm

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