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    I haven't but I think Jon Fong might've (he...

    I haven't but I think Jon Fong might've (he doesn't say it outright) because he mentions the potential for it in his instructions with the Ocelot plate mod for the Fire Maple stove.

    When comparing...
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    Very impressive! Just have to be careful not to...

    Very impressive! Just have to be careful not to overheat the HX fins because they can melt, especially with a canister stove... gotta dial it way back to avoid this.
  3. I have 3 different systems for the seasons. The...

    I have 3 different systems for the seasons. The lightest setup, based on a Toaks 550 pot, converts easily from Esbit to alcohol simply by switching out the Esbit Tri-wing to the Starlyte stove.
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  4. Well there's always My Trail Company....... uh,...

    Well there's always My Trail Company....... uh, wait.... :rolleyes:
  5. Jardine and Golite definitely changed the way I...

    Jardine and Golite definitely changed the way I looked at things.
  6. As today, it seems they deluded themselves with...

    As today, it seems they deluded themselves with what I call FSW, which is Fantastical Spreadsheet Weight... or the equivalent thereof in ye olde dayes.

    Nowadays, if anybody wants to play that game...
  7. I live close by and have crossed the Palisades...

    I live close by and have crossed the Palisades Parkway a fair number of times, at the AT crossing and at Pyngyp and maybe others. The saving grace is that there's a median between north- and...
  8. I don't know... it might start off with "First,...

    I wonder how untralight worked back then. They were using heavy canvas for tents and other items. Someone can put me right on what was used as light shelter unless it was built from trees.[/QUOTE]...
  9. No doubt. The Complete Walker was the backpacking...

    No doubt. The Complete Walker was the backpacking bible for a good long while, and I think I still have a copy of the third edition in a box somewhere, along with Freedom of the Hills (I think...
  10. Last year I read a biography of Horace Kephart...

    Last year I read a biography of Horace Kephart titled Back of Beyond, a thoroughly documented book about this key figure in Smoky Mountain history, wherein was referenced a camping tome written by...
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    LOL thanks a bunch! :D I'm not skeered of the...

    LOL thanks a bunch! :D

    I'm not skeered of the dark — I usually sleep better in the woods in my hammock than at home! — and I've made a habit of scanning the woods with my headlamp at 230 lumens...
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    I've heard that deer snorting sound a couple of...

    I've heard that deer snorting sound a couple of times, but before you get too relaxed I'll tell you that mama bears make a similar sound, more like a snorting-huffing sound. I heard this exactly one...
  13. OTOH, trees. This on the Long Path in Harriman...

    OTOH, trees.

    This on the Long Path in Harriman SP. Makes me appreciate the fact that a few billion years from now the Earth will be burned to a crisp when the Sun enters its red giant expansion...
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    In any event I have a huge amount of respect for...

    In any event I have a huge amount of respect for these guys' and gals' incredible physical and mental capabilities.

    Makes me question my worthiness to occupy the same planet. :D
  15. I've made them with 5mil (.005") Ti sheet for use...

    I've made them with 5mil (.005") Ti sheet for use with Starlyte and Esbit.

    A simple dovetail tab fits into the slot, holes made with a good plier-type punch. Add a piece of aluminum foil for a...
  16. Starting in July? Okey-dokey. IIRC, some of...

    Starting in July?

    Okey-dokey. IIRC, some of the attempts Spring of '19 were plagued with constant rain, so avoiding that kind of weather might be the strategy. But the heat-humidity double punch...
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    As for Hansen's hammock books, might want to...

    As for Hansen's hammock books, might want to start with Illustrated Hammock Basics and perhaps avoid information overload.

    Ultimate Hang II shows just about every option under the sun, so many...
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    Yep, before the arrival of this cool front we...

    Yep, before the arrival of this cool front we were experiencing an absolutely brutal heat/humidity combo. And it will return. This morning it's a wonderful 59F, although still extremely humid.
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    Unless it was stored damp, not at all.

    Unless it was stored damp, not at all.
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    HG Wanderluxe...

    HG Wanderluxe combo. At $800 including 20deg premium topquilt and underquilt, you're not going to beat it.
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    Half-n-half JD and Fireball.

    Half-n-half JD and Fireball.
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    I use alcohol, canister and Esbit, depending on...

    I use alcohol, canister and Esbit, depending on the season. For shorter hikes in warmer weather I gravitate to Esbit. The complete stove kit weighs 4.4oz and with daily fuel needs at 1 oz (2x 14g...
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    No need... by the time canisters exhaust about...

    No need... by the time canisters exhaust about 50% of their fuel content there is very little propane remaining anyway. At 20% it is virtually zero.

    All this marketing hype about secret,...
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    You can also combine the gas saver adapter with...

    You can also combine the gas saver adapter with another adapter for the cheap N-butane cartridges that are used in small tabletop stoves, which are commonly found at Asian supermarkets. (The price at...
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    From a few years back... link from BPL describing...

    From a few years back... link from BPL describing how to use a trekking pole as a scale. Anything short of a scale I don't really trust.

    Another approach is to do some boil tests and before/after...
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