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Jump to new posts Re: compass, thermometer, baro/altimeter by aimless @ Yesterday at 09:34 PM

In 70 years of backpacking, I've never felt the need of a thermometer. Colin Fletcher always took one with him. Thermometers are given a short section in The Complete Walker and are mentioned in passing in his other books. He seemed to enjoy running
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Jump to new posts Re: Ray-Way Knife Kit Available Again by Elbonito @ Yesterday at 05:57 PM

Is this like a Mora knife? I carry a Mora 1 when I go out. It is light and super useful for camp chores and feather sticks. Mors Kochanski used a knife like the Mora 1 for big portion of his career.
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Jump to new posts Re: What to Keep in a Bear Canister? by BZH @ Yesterday at 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By Jim M... Where I have hiked in California and Washington State there has never been any fatalities from black bear attacks. Around here (Olympic mtns.) we see them or their tracks fairly often, but they don't seem to associate us
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Jump to new posts Re: Suggested Trails Texas / South OK by Aussie Campr @ Yesterday at 03:45 PM

Thanks guys, I'll look into these
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Jump to new posts Re: Spork or utensil set? by the-gr8t-waldo @ Yesterday at 03:43 PM

I would only add....I also use a small s-biner to attach my spoon to the back pack, and stuff the spoon into some pocket. about the same security measure that i do for my compass
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Just a few comments: i have a friend who made a Tyvek bivvy and he said he had way too much condensation while snow camping. Exact material unknown, probably house wrap. I have a three layer gortex bivvy and it works. It has kept me dry in a few ra
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Jump to new posts Re: homemade gaiters ? by Jim M @ Yesterday at 01:59 PM

REminds me of a story. We were up high trying to reach a peak in winter and my friend forgot his gaiters. When we got to deep snow we took some plastic from a garbage bag one of us were carrying and some para-cord and simply warped the plastic arou
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Jump to new posts Re: avalibility of thin ti rod by Jim M @ Yesterday at 01:54 PM

I guess I don't understand your "heavy aluminum" design. Mine is narrow enough at the bottom so it doesn't slip down over the canister. I leave one side (downwind side) open so i can reach the control and plenty of air gets in so the tank
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Jump to new posts Re: DIY Fire Starter by Jim M @ Yesterday at 01:47 PM

I liked the video. Thanks
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Jump to new posts Re: lightest grommets to use by Jim M @ Yesterday at 01:43 PM

[u][/u]I have seen duct tape used in place of grommets. You can take a narrow strip of duct tape and put it on one side, twist it over (so it does not stick together) and apply it to the other side to form a loop you can put a string through. I like
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