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Re: How many states ban them?
Colorado does not ban alky stoves. They are banned, along with esbit, wood, etc, when fire bans are in place. Generally it's anything without an off switch. Personally, I feel that alky, and ce...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 03, 10:25am

Re:On the subject of winter huts / cabins
What? No pictures of me?!!! :) Guess I'll have to post my own. I'm coming back to the hut after practicing digging a snow trench. Tim and his friends are hanging out on the deck. It ...

In Post-Trip Reports » On the subject of winter huts / cabins
May 02, 12:49pm

Re: Backpacking solo
"I think you are really wrong on this. A partner could save your life in most conceivable backcountry emergencies." I may be. But you haven't convinced me. If you are unconscious a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 8:26am

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
My multi-use trekking pole stand/camp intruder alert (squirrels only model)/beer porter/space heater/humidifier/navigation sounding board/freezer bag cleaner/stream crossing scout, Buddy.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 24, 3:06pm

Re: Backpacking solo
I don't really feel much safer with another person along. The last two years I went to the Winds. The first time solo (with my dog) and the last year with a good friend. Both trips were very e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 23, 2:06pm

Re: Colorado front range backpacking in early April???
Normally it would be too early for LCW. But in spite of ski resorts on the west side of the divide getting record snowfall, we've had a horrible snow year on the east side. I live about 10 mile...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Colorado front range backpacking in early April???
March 22, 8:35pm

Re: Dehydrating Canned Chicken
I'm curious as to why you dehydrate the canned chicken instead of freshly cooked chicken? I haven't done either but sounds like I should at that weight savings.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Canned Chicken
March 18, 4:49pm

Re:How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
I'm not truly solo so I talk to my dog. He's a good listener and doesn't interrupt much. We avoid politics and religion, of course.

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 04, 8:20am

Re:Caldera cone questions
I use SLX Green for testing and Everclear in the field. I use a Ti-Tri for longer trips and plan on using wood half the time. If I use it more often, than a little Everclear in my Gatorade takes ca...

In GEAR » Caldera cone questions
March 01, 7:43pm

Re: Skinner trip
Nice TR Pmags. I haven't been to Skinner and have been reluctant to because of the long travel on the road. Been to Uncle Bud's twice and I hate the road section. Cutting across the lake is...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ski to the Divide – Skinner Hut
February 28, 9:34am

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