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Moras
I don't have any durability problems with batoning a Mora to split firewood, but I don't use it to crosscut any wood larger than thumb-diameter fuel for a wood stove. When I do build shelte...

In Gear Lists » Warm weather (1 season) bushcraft/ultralight gear list
March 02, 1:59pm

Mora
Why not a simple Mora #1 or #2? You could even carry a second as a backup at that weight and price.

In Gear Lists » Warm weather (1 season) bushcraft/ultralight gear list
March 02, 12:00pm

Skurka using Ridge Rest Solar as only winter sleeping pad?
How did Andrew Skurka use only a Ridge Rest Solar as his winter sleeping pad in temps down to -25F on the AYE? Does anyone else have experience using this pad by itself in winter? If I can ...

In GEAR » Skurka using Ridge Rest Solar as only winter sleeping pad?
March 02, 11:43am

Re: my list: Any suggestions?
Some ideas from my perspective: 1. Carry a pealess whistle on-person. 2. I like to carry a knife capable of easily baton-splitting wood and making fuzzsticks, should an emergency need for dry...

In Gear Lists » my list: Any suggestions?
March 02, 9:24am

Estimating snow depth after rain and temperatures above freezing
Does anyone know of a website or general guidelines or other wilderness wisdom about how to guess what the snow depth will be after a period of warm temperatures and rain? In my specific case, t...

In Winter Hiking » Estimating snow depth after rain and temperatures above freezing
February 22, 11:47am

Re: uninsulated air mats + foam pad = warm on snow?
The short answer is to look up the R-values, add them, and make sure they add up to around 5.

In GEAR » uninsulated air mats + foam pad = warm on snow?
February 22, 10:38am

Re: All wet in my bivy - WHY?
I avoid bivvy issues by not using them. :)

In GEAR » All wet in my bivy - WHY?
February 22, 8:10am

Re: BA
The BA Lynx Pass 4 seems somewhat similar to the BD tent you were looking at, and around 8 lbs: http://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Tent/lynxpass4

In GEAR » Tarptent Hogback or Black Diamond Guiding Light?
February 21, 2:19pm

Re: Tarptent Hogback or Black Diamond Guiding Light?
I own a Hogback. It's a great tent, but it is rather vulnerable to high winds. You'd want to guy out the main pole at the sides and even at the very top in those high elevation winds. (All ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Hogback or Black Diamond Guiding Light?
February 21, 12:21pm

Pasteurization temps
One common method of pasteurization is flash pasteurization: "The liquid moves in a controlled, continuous flow while subjected to temperatures of 71.5 °C (160 °F) to 74 °C (165 °F), fo...

In GEAR » Hinnie pot contamination
February 20, 12:22pm

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