yogamanthirteen | 1 May 01:06 2004
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Re: sleeping bag dimensions

--- In BackpackingLight@..., "Thomas Kinzer" 
<thomaskinzer@...> wrote:
> IME, sleeping bag sizing tends to be a matter of personal 
preference rather
> than a scientific method.

I tend to agree, although with some caveats.  On the height front, 
most of the time a regular size bag will fit someone up to about 
5'10"; if you are taller than that you're probably headed for a 
long.  Likewise, if you are particularly large in the chest/shoulders 
(say a men's size XL jacket/chest size over 44") you are going to 
need one of the larger girth bags out there at the very least, and 
perhaps use a quilt.  I have a 44" chest and can hardly fit into a 
bag that has a 57" shoulder girth and be able to get it fully zipped 
up.  Some light/good bags that tend to run wide are those from 
marmot, big agnes, some of the western mountaineering line.  A tight 
fitting bag will tend to be warmer and weigh less, all else being 
equal.

Jim

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InstrumentJamLord | 1 May 01:52 2004
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Re: Turbo F vs. narrow pots (was: Lost Coast Trip Photos / Notes / Gear List Online)

--- In BackpackingLight@..., "Ryan Jordan"
<ryan@...> 
wrote:

> There is one advantage to having flames spill up the
> side - it heats the side, which is also in contact with 
> boiling water, and you get some heat transfer there. 

However, visible flame means uncombusted fuel in the 
process of being burned, so if the flame is visible
beyond the pot, that means some fuel is making it all
the way past the pot before being burned -- in other 
words, going to waste, unless maybe you are warming 
your hands above the stove.  ;-)

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bjschroederdp | 1 May 02:08 2004

Re: 7.6 oz water/camp shoes!Walmart

Just saw these watershoes at Walmart today; in someone's cart.  
Couldn't believe how lightweight they were.  Didn't have time to 
shope for them but may have to go back!

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Orville R. Smith | 1 May 02:16 2004
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Re: Re Coffee


> ---Original Message-----
>   From:       glenchappell [mailto:glen@...]
>   Sent:      Thursday, April 29, 2004 2:02 PM
>   To:      BackpackingLight@...
>   Subject:      [BackpackingLight] coffee!!!
> 
> 
>   So, 3 questions :
>   - What is a light cup (that won't scald your lips)?
>   - Is there an easy way to use fresh ground?
>   - Do any half-and-half users like powdered milk?
> 

From a long time lurker, seldom commenting:

1. Light cup - I use one of the plastic peanut butter containers (I 
think 14 oz. size?) with a thin foam soda can cozy from Walmart 
stretched over it. I leave the container intact, and with the lid on 
I can use it to rehydrate dried food. This weighs 1.75 oz. with lid.

I also use the larger size peanut butter container (not sure of 
size), top cut off. The smaller cup nests inside. I use this larger 
container to hold my ziploc bags when I eat reconstituted food. This 
container weighs 1.28 oz.

2. I use the smaller size cone filters to make coffee. Sharpen a 
twig, and pierce the cone near the top. Suspend cone in cup, add 
coffee and pour in the hot water.

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C.Wellman | 1 May 02:43 2004
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Re: award for my silnylon rainsuit


In 2001, I made myself a silnylon rainsuit, for my Pacific Crest Trail hike. At the annual kick off party
(ADZPCTKO) I entered the homemade gear contest, and won the prize for Most Useful Gaget or Invention
Award. This link lists the winner of the various awards, plus has a photo of me at Muir Pass, wearing my rain
pants, along with my Packless System .

http://siechert.org/adz/archive/2001_gear.htm

The rainsuit I used on that trail (PCT) for nearly 2000 miles also was used on my AT thru hike. I still have it,
and use it, having worn this same silnylon suit for over 5,000 trail miles.

The jacket is large enough to vent by rolling up sleeves, rolling the front up, taking it off the arms, and
wearing it as a front wind block. Its very warm as a vapor barrier, and amazingly strong and abrasive
resistant. It makes a great wind shirt on cold exposed ridges. My jacket with the rain pants (entire suit)
weighs 5 ounces. The original one that won the award had mittens attached. I made myself a black rain jacket
cause the gray is transparent (not good for laudromats....)

We make gram weenie rain jackets/pants (rain suits) at Dancing Light Gear. After extensive testing and
testimonials, we find its ratio of warmth/ protection and durablity to  ounces exceeds expectations. 
http:// www.trailquest.net/dlgcgwrainsuit.html

This is an informational post.

Brawny

http://www.trailquest.net/ultralight.html 
---seeking the perfect gram-gear ratio

		
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David West | 1 May 04:01 2004
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Re: Stove Insulation

A lot of folks commenting on this thread have mentioned space shuttle  
tile as a good insulator under your stove.  What about using the tile  
in your pot to bake with?  Couldn't you just put your baking tin on an  
insulated tile in a pot?

I can't say I've tried it, but I'd like to hear anyone's comments on  
the idea.

==
Dave West
daveywest@...

"Enlighten the people generally and tyranny and oppressions of body and  
mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." – Thomas  
Jefferson
On Apr 29, 2004, at 9:46 PM, litehike wrote:

> To insulate the bottom of your stove from cold surfaces:
>
>  Use self-adhesive duct insulation -- 1/8" foam with a foil covering.
>
>  An example:
>
> http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=28929-1410- 
> FV516
>
>  Eric
>
>
>
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Bill Fornshell | 1 May 05:22 2004
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Re: Stove Insulation

Hi Dave, You can get soft fire brick (Insulating Fire
Brick)that can be cut with a hand saw. I can provide a
lot of technical information about this type of brick
for anyone that might want it. This would be a much
better refractory material than a piece of clay tile
and might be a little lighter. The piece of fire brick
would utilize the heat much more efficiently than the
clay tile would. 

A small scale brick oven could be made out of the soft
fire brick. You would just have to decide how heavy is
to heavy. Also how small is to small to be worth
doing?  

As my grandmother might say about this, "you might
want to much sugar for a dime"  Bill in Texas

--- David West <daveywest@...> wrote:
> A lot of folks commenting on this thread have
> mentioned space shuttle  
> tile as a good insulator under your stove.  What
> about using the tile  
> in your pot to bake with?  Couldn't you just put
> your baking tin on an  
> insulated tile in a pot?
> 
> I can't say I've tried it, but I'd like to hear
> anyone's comments on  
> the idea.
> 
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samchild7 | 1 May 04:10 2004
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Re: Re Coffee

Snow Peak's Titanium 600 is nearly weightless and will not scald your lips.   
If you get the double walled cup, it will stay hot.   I don't know if there 
is a top that will go on it.   Enjoy.   Sam Fairchild

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John P Smith | 1 May 07:28 2004
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Re: Re: Photos 7.6 oz(pair) water shoes

Got myself two pairs tonight, and a pair for each of the rest of the family.
Luckily watershoe weather has not started here yet.  So they have quite a
few left.

John the crazy alaskan runner

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Steve Barth | 1 May 08:20 2004
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Trip report: Yorkshire Dales

I just got back from a week in the UK. It was mostly business but I managed
a long weekend off. My knees were in such bad shape I had no hope of really
hiking some place rugged like the Lake District or Snowdonia. I took my gear
anyway in case I wanted to do some car camping. My friend recommended I
explore the Yorkshire Dales (www.yorkshire-dales.com). I didn't intend to
walk at all, but the scenery was so beautiful asked at a mountain shop and
got some recommendations about flat walks along canals and rivers. I was
able to walk for a few hours at a time, which was more than enough to see
that this is a perfect area for a long vacation.

Trail: The dales are broad green valleys laced with ancient walls expertly
fit together without mortar from stones cleared from the fields. I spent my
walking time along the Dales Way in Wharfendale. That's a 1000-year-old
riverside path through pastures and tiny villages, past ancient farmhouses
and ruined monasteries. Being spring, it was lambing time. So everywhere you
went, the bleating was like thousands of babies cooing. Bluebells were
popping up everywere, along with every other kind of local flower. Along the
section I walked, the trial rarely climbed more than 20 or 30 feet in
elevation. Any crossings were via bridges. 

Gear: Of necessity, I only had a little bit of gear, namely my new BD
Lighthouse, Thermarest 4r, Infinity Sports 40-degree polarguard bag
(1.5lbs), SnowPeak stove and Ti pot (which fits over the end of the sleeping
bag). All of this actually fits into my 1000ci Kompressor summit pack, with
miscellaneous stuff in the lid. here was really no room left over for extra
layers of clothing, which just strapped onto the outside. Fortunately, the
day I left LA I happened to find a Marmot Arrow jacket for only $49. It
turned out to be the perfect protection for the weather, which ranged from
warm and sunny to cold and drizzly. With capilene tops and bottoms and the
jacket on, I was just barely warm enough inside the bag and tent in one of
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