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Roger Caffin writes:
>> Why does everyone insist on carting a thundering great heavy Nalgene bottle around? It weighs a ton. Well, 2.8 oz.
I think the Nalgene "canteen" discussed is a 3L wide mouth collapsable bladder, not a hard-sided bottle.
>> 0.5 oz of paper towel for TP??? Surely genuine TP for two nights would weigh less?
I didn't catch the TP on the list. Not needed in Winter -- snowballs are vastly superior IMHO. Besides, you can't (or shouldn't) bury TP in the snow. I don't know about Montana trail etiquette, but here in enlightened Idaho, if you want a "fresh" Spring, you should dig down to soil, or pack it out. :-O
>> 5.75 oz for a Snow Claw?? Why? I assume with that raingear he won't be caving, so why bother? Another recent marketing invention. We just stomp a site down and put up the shelter.
We might be crazy, but we actually do expect Ryan to Cave it with that raingear....