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Re: Field test with cozy
>"it did not start without a little warming, which was achieved by wafting my warm breath over the top part of the canister. . .for about 1.5 minutes" I like to direct the flame of...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
February 20, 9:28am

Where's my flying car?
Many of these Kickstarter campaigns remind me of Popular Science magazine covers. For almost all of their claims, I was thinking, "I melted a $0.75 thrift-store candle, poured it in several...

In Gear Deals » FireDragon is a waterproof and environmentally friendly fire-lighting fuel.
February 19, 10:11pm

Re: Re: What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
Justin: Many of Mike Blarowki's posts are commercial links designed to get traffic at Backcountry's website. Moderator Roger has noticed and is deleting that portion of some of the posts. ...

In Winter Hiking » What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
February 19, 9:28pm

Re: What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
Haven't we all learned 1) don't speak French to a moose and 2) they get anxious around bagels? Here's how to deal with moose in a calmer, more Alaskan manner: https://www.youtube....

In Winter Hiking » What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
February 19, 9:13pm

Re: Cutting it too light
Slow connection - double posted by accident.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 19, 12:01am

Re: Cutting it too light
In the early 1980's I was playing with lightweight techniques - tarp, not tent; no sleeping bag just more clothes; no-cook menu; thoughtfully layered clothing; no changes of clothes other than ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 19, 12:01am

Re: what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
I'm leaning towards unrealistic. Yes, the trench saves you tent weight and is warmer than a tent so you save on quilt/bag weight but only compared to winter in a tent, your sleeping gear (warm...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
February 18, 10:41pm

PIF - book - "Wild" by "Cheryl Strayed"
I figured I should read the book to see what the public perception of the PCT is becoming. It was very readable since Cheryl Nyland writes far better than she backpacks, handles her grief, stays d...

In Gear Swap » PIF - book - "Wild" by "Cheryl Strayed"
February 18, 8:41pm

Re: Quick Dry Bra Recommendations?
My wife does a lot of smart wool and other merino wool garments including chami / shelf-bra tops for use around town and sometimes on the trail. But the wool does retain moisture much longer than ...

In GEAR » Quick Dry Bra Recommendations?
February 16, 4:41pm

Securing Food at Zion - cookie tins
If you work in any office setting, your vendors or clients have given a huge metal tin of flavored popcorn or cookies or some such at Christmas. Or look at a thrift store for holiday-themed ones f...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Securing Food at Zion
February 16, 4:30pm

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