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  1. Thread: iPhone charger

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    Solar is getting pretty good these days... Iím...

    Solar is getting pretty good these days... Iím getting 4W from a 2.4oz panel in 10-2 sunlight while the IPhone OEM charger is 5W. However, the tree canopy in the East means stationary charging only,...
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    In warm weather I always take a shower after...

    In warm weather I always take a shower after setting up camp to wash the dayís sweat way - canít stand sleeping while feeling gross/sticky, seems to attract less bugs, and keeps my sleep system and...
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    I'm a pryamid tent convert and into extreme...

    I'm a pryamid tent convert and into extreme multitasking. Gatewood Cape, Serenity NetTent, 1.5mil Polycryo Footprint, 6 Ti stakes all pack easily into a S2S XS 2.5L stuff stack and weighs 25oz -...
  4. While lighter weight is always good, my primary...

    While lighter weight is always good, my primary obsession happens to be ultracompact size and can do 4 nighters out of a 24L daypack. I just upgrade from a Neoair 3/4 to an Uberlight 3/4.

    The...
  5. Thread: Gatewood cape

    by reppans
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    Gatewood cape

    Coming from a BA Fly Creek UL2, I LOVE the GW/Serenity/footprint combo. Lost half the: weight, bulk, set-up time; same total floorspace/sit-up height; gained lots of versatility, comfort, and...
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    Poll: Litesmith Qwikback at 4oz with groundsheet and...

    Litesmith Qwikback at 4oz with groundsheet and foam pad is as much as I'll take.
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    Turns out $100/lb works both ways for me - either...

    Turns out $100/lb works both ways for me - either to reduce from existing, or build from scratch. My old 20lb LW rig was completely redone to a 10lb UL rig that cost me ~$1000 in total.
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    +1 on long underwear (weight to match season), if...

    +1 on long underwear (weight to match season), if you're going to carry it, might as well be a multi-tasker.
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    JRB Sierra series for the down poncho capability...

    JRB Sierra series for the down poncho capability - leave the idle-time/campsite insulating jacket home. When sitting around camp on an insulated pad, a down poncho is much warmer than an equivalent...
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    I also wouldn't leave any flame burning while I...

    I also wouldn't leave any flame burning while I slept... too dangerous. If you need artificial heat to sleep with, then boil water and put it in an Nalgene (with clothing wrapped around it to...
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    Yes, spot on... the UCO Candle Lanterns are...

    Yes, spot on... the UCO Candle Lanterns are excellent for this (just need to fashion a wider, more stable base for the tall/narrow versions) but as an ultra-lighter, it's not something I would want...
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    It's all good. We take our chances with risky...

    It's all good. We take our chances with risky endeavors, well, because risk is somewhat correlated with excitement, and/or sense of accomplishment. We think we know what to do in any situation, but...
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    ?? You're a member of BushcrafterUSA... none of...

    ?? You're a member of BushcrafterUSA... none of this should be new - lots of Palmer Furnace discussion there.

    While backpacking, your shelter and bedding is obviously going to be your warmest...
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    (Whoops, accidentally hit the reply before...

    (Whoops, accidentally hit the reply before finished - and of course cannot edit on this forum).

    Anyways, I'm also into preparedness and EDC some of my backpacking gear in a ~6lb/L murse that is...
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    Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences,...

    Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences, it's educational and hugely important - exposure is #2 on the 'rules of three' list... (three hours). I'm into a lot of different outdoor activities...
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    Whelp, she sure burns better on a couple mls of...

    Whelp, she sure burns better on a couple mls of fuel than than any other alky stove I've tried. My trangia just absorbs that amount into its internal wick and glows uselessly like an candle.
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    What would you guys consider the ideal burn...

    What would you guys consider the ideal burn height and efficiency? I find all my Alky stoves to be pretty consistent at ~15mls per pint at room temp. If anything the Toaks is the fastest boiler of a...
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    The Toaks is my favorite stove - stopped...

    The Toaks is my favorite stove - stopped shopping/trying others since.

    Primes instantly; runs properly on tiny amounts of fuel (unlike wick-based stoves); easy to fill, light, snuff out, and...
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    I flip it around a little bit - leave the...

    I flip it around a little bit - leave the idle-time/campsite puffy jackets at home, and wear my sleeping quilt (JRB Sierra Stealth/Sniveller) as a down poncho. Just need enough daytime active hiking...
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    This ^^. Just have a peek at the recycling...

    This ^^. Just have a peek at the recycling dumpsters at the exits - I'd say over 50% of the bottles/cans are booze.

    I'm personally glad to see the no-alcohol signs (and I enjoy a drink or two...
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    I shower daily in warm weather. Heat and gross...

    I shower daily in warm weather.

    Heat and gross go hand in hand - if I'm sweating a lot from hiking, I'll shower daily after setting up camp (usually wild). Reduces the bugs; keeps my camp wear,...
  22. Thread: Painting tyvek

    by reppans
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    I keep trying to make the switch to 1.5mil...

    I keep trying to make the switch to 1.5mil polycryo for my ground sheet for the total waterproofness and smaller/lighter pack size/weight but I keep coming back to tyvek for its brilliant white. ...
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    I use 95% Ethyl Alcohol (post 39 above), but it's...

    I use 95% Ethyl Alcohol (post 39 above), but it's for consumption/Everclear. Your link mentions contains Aloe, and I look for more details on added denatured toxins (ATF wants their tax $) - not...
  24. I concur with much of what's been said. My BA Fly...

    I concur with much of what's been said. My BA Fly Creek UL2 'as packaged' weight is understated, while my cottage industry gear (SMD and JRB) is very close.
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    Sea to Summit 10L Ultra-Sil Bucket - 1oz, pack of...

    Sea to Summit 10L Ultra-Sil Bucket - 1oz, pack of matches size. Fill at camp, prop upright, let time settle silt down, scoop off the top. Also doubles as a great swimming PFD.
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