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christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Jetboil baby formula warmer on 10/02/2012 00:53:02 MDT Print View

My brother uses his jetboil to heat water for his baby formula whenever they are out and about. Works great and only takes about 20 seconds to get the water warm enough.

J Chandler
(sccrman13) - F

Locale: VA
Pure awesome on 10/02/2012 19:40:34 MDT Print View

I would love to see that happen in real life. I can just see the looks when he fires up the jetboil.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
pads on 10/03/2012 12:24:03 MDT Print View

Yeah, I need to get a new pad. The ccf ones aren't cutting it that much anymore. But for me they have to be the short side to side tubes and not the long top to bottom ones. The problem is the Klymit which is the cheap one only has an R value of 1.3 which is air. The good Thermarest ones have a nice R value but are well over $100.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Mainly clothes on 10/03/2012 17:53:07 MDT Print View

I wear these items around town and/or skiing.s

> Eddie Bauer down sweater (in my avatar)
> 200 wt. & 300 wt. fleece vests
> TNF nylon ball cap
> GTX PacLite parka or eVent parka
> various long sleeved poly & nylon shirts
> poly T shirts
> poly long johns (skiing & hunting)
> Thor-Lo socks
> .511 nylon canvas pants
> various fleece glove liners & GTX shells
> Merrill Mojave Ventilator shoes
> Steripen for international travel, esp. in the Philippines
> Gerber lockblade knives, sm. med. & "large" sizes

Barry P
(BarryP) - F

Locale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
Re: Gear you use off the trail on 10/04/2012 17:42:36 MDT Print View

Every day use and backpacking:
1. I wear the same sandals to work as I do in the Tetons, Sawtooths, Timpenogas, etc.,
2. I wear the same zip pants backpacking and to work. I have 6 pair. I bike to work. In the morning it’s cool. In the late afternoon it’s warmer for shorts. I don’t have to dress in a special room or bathroom at work.
3. sunglasses
4. swiss knife
5. Fenix or zebralight flashlight. I also use this on my bike in flash mode.
6. I keep a spare AA in my pocket. It’s usually rechargeable since I use it on my bike every day.
7. neoair. When I’m at my relatives, my wife and I pull these out if they don’t have a bed.
8. The same fingerfoods I have backpacking are also stored in the car. We eat while we travel a lot; pop tarts, beef jerky, M&Ms, power bar, etc.,
9. Thermawrap jacket on cold trips or on my bike.
10. Wind jacket on 45F trips or on my bike.
11. WM booties. I wear these with my sandals on cold mornings or if I’m doing cold biking.
12. gloves
13. pen.
14. Terramur long underwear. I use it everyday in the winter here and as pajamas backpacking.
15. AM/FM radio (for biking and backpacking)

Yes it is nice when the same backpacking items can be used for every day.

-The mountains were made for Tevas