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Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
When I was a first-year beginner backpacker, I went on a short winter trip with three other people. I carried a heavy piton hammer to use for pounding tent stakes into the ground. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 06, 11:21am

Re: light
I used one of these this weekend. Instead of a heavy metal carabiner, I put a thin glow-in-the-dark cord on mine. That makes it easier for hanging from a tree branch in camp. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Inflatable/collapsible solar carged light
October 06, 11:15am

Re: Re: thanks and new edited OP
"watts hours (voltage x amperage)" Actually, watt-hours are voltage x amperage x hours of time. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Headlamp Specs
October 06, 11:12am

Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
I just came home from Yosemite. There is still a bit of this new snow lingering in the shaded areas. Mount Gibbs still showed it on the north side, and Mount Dana even more on the north side. It is...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 06, 2:01am

Heath!
Heath, you are getting your signals all mixed up. You are asking all of the wrong questions. Then, when you get mixed answers you don't know who to believe. You started off saying that you a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 05, 11:04pm

Re: Set
(I'll bet that it is three pieces as long as you count the blue stuff sack.) --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell Titanium Pot/Dish Set
October 03, 3:31pm

Re: Re: emergency socks
"Advanced fire building skills." That's not too helpful if you are 4000 feet above timberline, camped on snow and glacier. I've fashioned emergency socks out of plastic brea...

In Make Your Own Gear » emergency socks
October 02, 8:47pm

Re: Pak-lite
"a 9volt pak-lite" I have one of those, and it works fine, especially if you use it with a lithium primary battery. I made a head strap for it so that it will ride over my right ear, a...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
October 02, 5:32pm

Re: keeping your head dry
In the winter, cross country skiers tend to generate a lot of heat while they are moving, so heads can get very sweaty if their hats are too warm. Of course, if a cold wind is blowing, you will wan...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » keeping your head dry
October 02, 5:29pm

Re: Desperate for dry socks?
According to reputation, this displays the difference between men and women. When out in the backcountry, a man looks forward to a dry pair of socks. A woman looks forward to a clean pair of socks....

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Desperate for dry socks?
October 02, 5:17pm

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