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Sep 13, 2016 at 5:34 am #3425873
Mine did exactly the same, there just didn’t seem to be enough lid material to curl over the lip of the mug. I put up with it for ages, then I contacted jetboil and they sent out a new one which fits perfect.Nov 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm #2237121
Cactus from New Zealand make some great stuff – http://www.cactusoutdoor.co.nz/bbb-big-burly-bag-590.htmlSep 28, 2015 at 2:39 am #2229060
All of this Boiler talk got me to fire up mine again. I think it's advantage is in the wind, it can be positioned to get some air pumping through the bottom hole and it draws through really well. Without a bellows effect through the bottom hole it tends to smoke out everything due to the limited air available inside it. I'm also not a big fan of the way it boils over, making picking it off the fire a ninja like skill. I sold my bushbuddy because it didn't do so well in the wind, in hindsight I wish I held onto it because it's a bit more versatile for camp cooking, heat, etc.Aug 2, 2015 at 5:57 am #2218534
Great choice Doug. I've had the Leica 10x for many years, they are brilliant, but I definitely notice them wobbling more as I get older! The rubber coated ones are great. The clarity in these is amazing, I often think it looks clearer looking through them than viewing with your own eyes. Enjoy!May 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm #2199065
Always love reading your well thought out words and seeing your images. Thanks.Apr 23, 2015 at 2:28 am #2194008
I'll buy the hole if you are willing to sell the tent separately. Have PM'd you my best offer.
Sorry, good luck with the sale of an awesome tent.Apr 3, 2015 at 8:57 pm #2188919
The Nort has a vertical zipper on the front, it doesn't run all the way to the bottom, so if you forget to zip it up your wallet won't fall out easily, internally it is divided for a hydration bladder, I don't use one, but I do use the hydration section for stuff I leave in the pack. The other section will fit 4 litres of milk etc for shopping and it carries well with mesh padding on the back. There is also a fleece lined pocket for your sunglasses as well as removable waist strap and helmet (jacket) strap. I have used a golite ion, patagonia travel packs, and goruck gr1 for everyday packs. This one strikes the right balance for me in terms of lightness, durability and comfort. Cactus stuff is made brilliantly.Apr 3, 2015 at 2:07 am #2188662
For something really well made, I just got this for EDC and it is brilliant, really comfortable straps and back padding, price is in NZ dollars so will be a lot less in US dollars
http://www.cactusoutdoor.co.nz/nort-black-canvas.htmlNov 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm #2150851
You can reseal synmats without much problem, just cut it to size , scrape back the insulation an inch or so with your fingernail and reseal with the edge of a hot iron on a hard surface – I have curved the cutoff section to match the top end. Sounds like you may get a sit pillow or beer holder out of what is left!!Nov 16, 2014 at 4:26 am #2149596
I would also be lightening up that tripod selection, carrying a tripod that weighs almost 4 times the weight of your camera doesn't seem like the best option. Years ago I did the overland for photography carrying a Nikon F4 and lenses. I got a cheap velbon tripod, removed the centre column and used a bolt to attach the head directly to the legs. This firmed up the stability and I also had a loop attached to the bolt where I could hang a stuff sack or peg the tripod to the ground for long exposures. At around $60 it is lighter and about $700 cheaper than current carbon fibre tripods. You can use your current head so if you have quick release plates etc. they will still work.Nov 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm #2147314
I've done the ikea timer trick, it works really well!! I just used one of the sticky mounts instead of drilling.
Great video, nicely edited, thanks for sharing!Oct 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm #2143706
Looks amazing. I'm coming back to America to do this hike , but mainly to get one of those burgers!Oct 17, 2014 at 8:03 am #2142377
Bag seemed like a bargain, but the shipping cost to Australia of $1,993.20 puts it just out of my reach.Aug 31, 2014 at 5:38 pm #2131811
Alcohol stoves are fine to use, methylated spirits or metho is the local term and Trangias are still a popular stove choice.
http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=12844Aug 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm #2131017
Bumpity bump, Will also include three used gatorade bottles and a next in line pass to the mysterious western boxAug 23, 2014 at 8:59 am #2129666
With a tiny pack like a golite ion every bit of space counts and a bottle that can conform to the available space makes packing easier. For me the "slosh factor" is the biggest plus, when the bottle is half full you can squeeze all the air out and the water doesn't slosh about in your pack as you walk. Mine have lasted years too , durability hasn't been a problem for me.Jul 2, 2014 at 4:19 am #2116710
Thanks for sharing an amazing adventure!Jun 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm #2109426
Check out ortlieb, not sure on weight, but good protection, mine has a dry bag fold over top.Jun 2, 2014 at 3:06 am #2107948
I'm a photographer and I love my gopro for backpacking. Some models take simultaneous still and video. User friendly, just press the button and point, the lens is so wide it's brilliant. Slip it into a pocket and don't worry about getting it wet. You can get a floaty handle online for $10 so you won't lose it fishing.May 29, 2014 at 5:38 am #2106847
I'm the same foot size around 9.5 or a 43. I use the large and they definitely fit well.Apr 25, 2014 at 1:57 am #2096172
Take a sip of water at the trailhead before starting your hike, 1 maybe 2 ounces easily.
No stuff sack for sleeping bag or clothing, just straight into pack.
Leave car key at or near trailhead/car – bonus points if your pack gets washed away in a stream crossing
Leave a meal/water etc in your car, helps if you are low on food to know you can eat as soon as you return.Jul 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm #2007716
I use a foot square piece of thin foam (like Gossamer Gear thinlight, but denser foam) as a sit pad and then put this under my mattress at bed time. It reduces the slip to almost nil and provides an extra level of puncture protection and insulation under my hips.Feb 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm #1951493
Cut the top half off a 1L Platypus, you can bend it into the smallest trickle of a stream and it will naturally form a spout for pouring into your storage platy, weighs next to nothing. I also use a lid on the storage platy from the hydration tube, (It has a large hole in the top) that I have fitted with a washing machine hose filter to strain out large floaties.Jul 15, 2012 at 5:25 am #1894854
These could be another option coming in AugustJun 11, 2012 at 5:20 am #1885850
The only problem I see is that it's haunted, hopefully that's a friendly ghost standing behind your wife.