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Re: Woodburning stove "Burn-Off"
This would be interesting. Wood pellets could serve as a somewhat standardized fuel: http://www.pelletheat.com/products-a-services/our-products.html

In GEAR » Woodburning stove "Burn-Off"
December 10, 11:42pm

Re: patching ripstop nylon?
I've made a nylon tarp and hammock and repaired my pack once. I sealed the fabric edges with heat from a flame (don't let it catch on fire--easy to do! lol), and then sewed a patch of simil...

In GEAR » patching ripstop nylon?
December 08, 10:29pm

Re: Blast 2/stays or Gorilla
I haven't tried the Blast, but I have and like the Gorilla. For trips where the temp will be > 30 F, I remove everything removable (including hip belt and sternum strap). This gives me a 15....

In GEAR » Gorilla or Blast for PCT 2011
December 08, 10:18pm

Update: Not much
Only the WP/B pants appear to have significant water beading. I'm guessing this is because of more durable factory DWR which is more resistant to detergent.

In GEAR » How much DWR remains after one wash in detergent?
December 07, 11:25am

How much DWR remains after one wash in detergent?
How much DWR remains after one wash in ordinary powdered detergent? I used Nikwax Tx.Direct wash-in to coat WP/B nylon pants, polyester windshirt, and nylon winter shell. After this was done, an...

In GEAR » How much DWR remains after one wash in detergent?
December 07, 10:18am

Re: Vermont Winter Clothing? help!
I think you'd need a VB sock, even for a dayhike.

In Gear Lists » Vermont Winter Clothing? help!
December 06, 1:22am

winter bags
I think a sleeping bag is an essential survival item for the daytrips you do, as well as shelter. I'd get a 0F bag, especially if you intend to use it for winter overnights eventually. You c...

In GEAR » Who can help with winter bags.
December 05, 10:52am

Re: Best cooking tarp for winter use?
Whatever's lightest and has enough room. :) Maybe a Golite Shangri-La 3 at 24 oz (without stakes or pole)?

In GEAR » Best cooking tarp for winter use?
December 04, 5:20pm

Re: Ideas for quick backpacking trip? (DC - Richmond - Charlottesville)
This site has maps and descriptions which are helpful: http://www.midatlantichikes.com/ Might be too far, but I like the wilderness areas in WV, such as Dolly Sods and Cranberry. Cranberry is...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Ideas for quick backpacking trip?
December 03, 1:13pm

Re: Woman Has Lost Her Mind and Needs Advice
I would only suspect you had lost your mind if you didn't go. :) Statistically, you'll be much safer on the trail.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Woman Has Lost Her Mind and Needs Advice
December 03, 1:07pm

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