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Roman Dial (romandial) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale packrafting NZ
About Me A middle aged man, married, fattening up.
CityAnchorage
StateAlaska
CountryUSA

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2 gal/day
Some of you likely remember the Arctic 1000. That was 620 miles (or so) in a bit more than three weeks. On that trip Ryan used a Bushbuddy, while Jason Geck and I used a one gallon cook pot on ...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 05, 5:33pm

New upside-down fuel-can jet boil
I am planning another long walk, but this time it'll be above the shrub and bush line, and I need warm food/drinks - at least i think I do -- I guess I could go without, but would rather not. ...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 04, 5:45pm

Sharing while sleeping
Hig and Erin's observations on sharing a two-person quilt (or whatever it's called when there's insulation on top but just nylon on the bottom) are insightful.

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast – When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?

May 04, 5:32pm

best ounce?
Well, I'll leave it to the imagination.....

In Philosophy & Technique » Best ounce you ever carried?
April 28, 11:33pm

TV
Thanks Miles for the kind words. Ever since Steve Erwin, there's a sort of expectation for cheese on science/natural history TV. I was a little apprehensive about how that show would come off, ...

In Chaff » Roman Dial on Discovery Channel
April 21, 9:01pm

a little farther
Overall, the LNT principle strikes me as a cultural principle, an ethical extension of the don't litter idea, which emerged in the US during the 1960's. Some of us remember the ol' B&am...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 24, 12:41am

whitewater and wilderness trips
No need to apologize! I was sort of reacting to Larry's comments. Packrafting can be to backpacking what climbing can be to backpacking. There are trips where the backpacking is the approa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Canyon Packrafting
March 24, 12:00am

At least with a fire, like hunting or farming for your food, you see your impact
I'd rather have the number of people reduced in a wilderness, if it allowed us to make fires, than no fires and more people. It's all coming down to aesthetics as far as I can tell from...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 21, 8:35pm

Testpiece
In many ways the Grand Canyon represents the "ultimate whitewater run". Of course it's not, but everybody associates it with big water and as no place for packrafts. A packraft is...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Canyon Packrafting
March 21, 7:56pm

Re: "diluting" 100% DEET
During teh Artcic 1000 we only used the bug dope on two days out of 24 -- they were not that bad. Only Ryan had the Pyrethrim treatment. Jason and I used nothing, other than the we day we reached t...

In GEAR » DEET concentration effectiveness?
May 15, 8:52pm

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