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Jump to new posts Re: Photobucket fix by Bill Kennedy @ Yesterday at 01:49 PM

Thanks! I assumed it was a problem with the user's Photobucket account, including mine! I downloaded the Firefox version and it's fixed. Take $100 out of petty cash
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Jump to new posts Re: It's not backpacking if it's in Paris... by 4evrplan @ Yesterday at 10:21 AM

It might not be backpacking, but it sure looks like fun. I didn't know the medieval architecture of France was so awesome! Bordeaux looks like a living fairytale. Thanks for sharing.
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Trying To (you guessed it) Reduce Weight by Alf @ Yesterday at 06:06 AM

Originally Posted By wandering_daisyYou need to start the test with the temperature water you typically use backacking. It is amazing how much difference it makes. To save fuel I fill and solar heat a 2L platypus as soon as I get into camp. A few
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Newb training for a difficult uphill hike by aimless @ 04/19/18 09:35 PM

It is a better idea to use your leg muscles to carry the pack directly than to use them to cycle while wearing a pack. This is a closer simulation to what you will be doing. Another good thought would be to include carrying your pack on actual trai
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Cleaning dishes on the trail? by OregonMouse @ 04/19/18 02:03 PM

Why I do "Freezer bag cooking", which is really not cooking but only rehydration. (Thus the plastic bag is not heated to boiling. Only water is in my pot, so the only thing I need to wash is my spoon! I know I've previously mentioned o
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Where's all the puff?! by billstephenson @ 04/19/18 01:08 AM

I've spent quite a few cold winters in No Illinois, which, btw, is often a lot colder than places along the Alaskan coast in the winter (Juno, for example), and never had a down jacket until about 12 years ago. I've gotten two since and both have bee
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: Need Suggestions for Pack by 4evrplan @ 04/18/18 11:55 AM

Originally Posted By Bill Kennedy...I think 1/2" aluminum would be strong enough, especially with the lighter loads people carry now. Titanium is lighter and stronger, but expensive. It's a misconception that ti is lighter than al. The reason p
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Need a new cookset! by CamperMom @ 04/18/18 09:38 AM

Hadn't heard of Striker hexamine, so "Googled" them. EBay UK shows Strider hexamine tablets but does not ship to USA. I should save the reference in case we ever make it to the area. Good to know, so, thanks, Alf! Back to the lightweight c
Mountaineering / Climbing
Jump to new posts Re: Yosemite, Camp 4 by wandering_daisy @ 04/17/18 01:43 PM

By theh 80's gear and levels of climbing were changing quickly. I do not think many climbers in the 60's and early 70's did much athletic training. There was no indoor gym climbing. Sport climbing had not really started. The old gear was not that
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Jump to new posts Re: CNOC Vecto 2L Water Bag by Bill Kennedy @ 04/17/18 01:16 AM

Yeah, it was the opening that sold me. I could just see myself on a chilly evening dangling precariously over a rock, holding my hands in ice-cold water, getting my jacket cuffs wet, while trying to coax the water into the opening of a Sawyer bottle.
Backcountry Health & Safety
Jump to new posts Re: Map, compass, and watch: not quite obsolete yet by Lonerock @ 04/16/18 12:19 PM

I used to work under contract with the BLM and forest service as a wildlife biologist. Most of my work was in very remote areas where there were no trails. Initially I relied on map and compass because the early gps units at that time were pretty unr
Backcountry Beginners
My experience with wool socks has been that the cheaper ones work fine. I've got three pairs of Walmart Merino socks that I have worn through this winter. I believe that they are sold under the Realtree brand. When I wash them, I chuck them in the wa
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Compressing sleeping bag by Alf @ 04/15/18 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By JellyManI am considering purchase of a new down sleeping bag to lighten my pack and facilitate use of a smaller pack as well. However, it is difficult to compare different sleeping bags without knowing how much they can be compre
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