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Re: Re: Re: Thanks for the info so far - really appreciated!
Marko: I learned the daypack-in-front trick on a GCNP death march. My companion bonked, so I carried his pack on my chest then put my daypack on normally on my back (thus, the normal pack's st...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 7:10pm

Re: Thanks for the info so far - really appreciated!
One possibility is to bring a SUL daypack like that Sea-to-Summit, 2.3-ounce, 20-liter one (about $39). Wear it backwards, over your chest, the first few days. Eat your high-volume and, of course, ...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 11:07am

HX?
As always, I ponder the benefits of a heart exchanger on the pot. I might revisit these wax burners with that tweak. Unlike my 1 to 2-liter HX pots, these wax burners lend themselves to 200-300 mls...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 2:06am

Now with air
That last photo has the wax burner flat on the workbench (i.e. no interior air channel). Elevating it 2 cm caused a much higher flame (and therefore less unburned wax vapors and soot.

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 1:52am

Re: Re: Gatt-gen wax/multifuel stove?
Dan, that was me, playing with various wax burners because of a jet flight (TSA restrictions) to a grassy, volcanic Aleutians island (Adak) with no natural wood. At $129, I'd guess this wa...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 1:47am

Re: Confirmed
Thanks to all and especially John (Dan). I proposed buying needle, thread and anything thing with a zipper in Anaktuvuk Pass, but Manfred was clear it could not be field repaired. This was ...

In Gear Swap » URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
July 25, 3:39pm

URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
I'm trying help out Manfred on his Brooks Rangee Traverse. The zipper failed on one their Cuben Havens. He wanted me express a new one from SMD to the air service in Bettles Alaska but SMD isn&...

In Gear Swap » URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
July 25, 2:18pm

Brook's Range Progress Report
Deleted duplicate post from my phone.

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 25, 2:35am

Re: Re: Brook's Range Traverse
It was good to see progress from the InReach today and to know they aren't pinned down. I got a message that a zipper failed on a SMD Cuben Haven and Manfred wanted another shipped out ASAP...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 25, 2:35am

Weather
Sub-freezing weather and 3-6 inches of snow suck when you're traveling light and trying to make time.

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 24, 5:50pm

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