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    In addition to the other good advice above about...

    In addition to the other good advice above about reducing packaging and calorie dense foods, suggest you pack you last day's food into the canister first, ending with your first day's food. This way...
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    10 days is a lot of food to carry. You might try...

    10 days is a lot of food to carry. You might try 1.5 or even 1.25 pounds per person a day, but cutting your food in half from your usual 2 pounds a day for ten days on trail seems overly extreme to...
  3. Thread: Shoe size

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    I used to fit well in size 10.5-11. Now I'm...

    I used to fit well in size 10.5-11. Now I'm needing to get 11.5-12. Feet have always been wide. I think I can blame the backpacking I've done over the last 8-9 years. No thru hikes, but more than...
  4. I have used the Gossamer Gear fixed length carbon...

    I have used the Gossamer Gear fixed length carbon fiber poles for years with good results. Suspect these will also be winners. Aramid wrap of lower section is a good idea.
  5. New custom titanium windscreen for Toaks 550 pot

    For all you UL'ers out there who love the Toaks 550 - I've gotten so many requests for taking 1/4" off the height of one of my small windscreens (so that it fits and nests inside the 550 perfectly)...
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    I like to cook in my pot - less trash weight (as...

    I like to cook in my pot - less trash weight (as has already been pointed out), no plastic chemicals leaching into my food from the freezer bag, easier to simmer and get food really fully hydrated...
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    One last sale extension - don't blame me if you...

    One last sale extension - don't blame me if you miss it !

    :)
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    I also use WAG bags when ground is too frozen to...

    I also use WAG bags when ground is too frozen to dig a cathole in some winter conditions (below freezing and no snow cover to thaw the ground under the snow). Major disadvantage is carrying your ****...
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    I use large brass safety pins. Have never lost a...

    I use large brass safety pins. Have never lost a sock.
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    Sale extended !

    Sale extended !
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    FIRE SALE at QiWiz UL Gear

    I have a FIRE SALE going on both sizes of titanium wood burning backpack stoves.
    More than 10% off either the 2.8 ounce FireFly or the 5.8 ounce FireFly XL.
    You can access the sale prices on my...
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    How about a Gatewood Cape?

    How about a Gatewood Cape?
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    I have used Gossamer Gear carbon fiber poles for...

    I have used Gossamer Gear carbon fiber poles for more than 10 years. I have both the fixed length ones and the adjustable length ones. I really like the ultralight weight of these. I once broke the...
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    Ratings are tricky things; would not trust a...

    Ratings are tricky things; would not trust a rating that seems too good to be true for the weight. I love quilts. What I would bring for the time/temps you are expecting would be a Jacks or Better...
  15. Sale extended AGAIN! I will be out of town...

    Sale extended AGAIN!

    I will be out of town this weekend so if you place an order FYI I will expect to be able to ship on Tuesday 2/12.
  16. Sale has been extended !

    Sale has been extended !
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    I think that the most efficient cone systems...

    I think that the most efficient cone systems support the pot by its top rim. This is true of the first gen Caldera Cones; not true of the later sidewinder designs (which IMO may be less efficient,...
  18. Eighth Anniversary Sale at QiWiz.net 10% to 20% off!

    Seems like only yesterday that I began to make and sell gear, but it's now been eight years.

    To celebrate, I have a sale going on five of my most popular items: Original and Big Dig titanium...
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    +1 the key is a location that a bear is unlikely...

    +1 the key is a location that a bear is unlikely to be able to intentionally or accidentally relocate your canister so that it is hard to find.
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    Have you actually seen this happen with titanium...

    Have you actually seen this happen with titanium pots? If dry baking in a titanium pot, you are basically heating a pot with no liquid inside; what I have recommended is similar.
    I have never had...
  21. Agree - I would give myself 5 weeks for this...

    Agree - I would give myself 5 weeks for this section. If the average mileage for that time frame seems too high or too low to you, fine tune the plan.
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    If you put the empty pot on your stove (do this...

    If you put the empty pot on your stove (do this with Ti, never aluminum) and heat it, the deposits will burn and turn to ash and can then be easily removed with a damp cloth or paper towel once the...
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    You might want to check out some "senior" trail...

    You might want to check out some "senior" trail journals for answers to your questions. Mine is at http://www.trailjournals.com/QiWiz/
  24. Thread: Stoves

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    I used Esbit in a Caldera Cone system on a 3-week...

    I used Esbit in a Caldera Cone system on a 3-week AT section hike and was very happy with it. I mailed myself resupply packages to pick up every 4-5 days and included the Esbit in these packages. No...
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    So carry the crocs and see how much you really...

    So carry the crocs and see how much you really like having them. Easy to give away or send home. Personally, I'd rather cross streams barefoot than carry crocs. This need for stream crossing shoes...
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