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Ursack Approved by IGBC
IMO, This doesn't mean much for a lot of people here unless they got the approval of Yosemite. I have my doubts they'll get that. I use one for where hard sided aren't specified and us...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 13, 10:55am

Re: Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
I carry an Alite Monarch or Mayfly on my shorter hikes where I'm not too worried about weight carried. For me it's gotta have a comfy backrest- that's the only reason I carry one at all.

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 13, 10:51am

reports and summaries
So, I've read all the reports (NOLS, NOAA, BSA, ETC) and ordered the referenced book on Amazon. I guess my real question to the few who responded is with all the scientific data aside, Do you a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 11:30am

Thunder: How close is too close?
Being a California native I've been exposed to thunder and lightning for most of my life. I really really enjoy it, I love seeing it and listening to it. Feeling it when it's close enough i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 08, 4:11pm

Re: Best Food Storage Bag
When my food volume exceeds my bear can (where necessary)I typically use my cuben roll top sleeping bag stuff bag. If I'm outside bear can restrictions I use an Ursack. Sometimes, just to make ...

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 05, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Guitar lake alternatives
Jen, There are a few nice flat but somewhat exposed sites between switchbacks on the way up to Whitney. If you are heading up in the light hours you'll see them below you. Nice flat dirt areas...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guitar lake alternatives
August 05, 3:21pm

pif Cytosport Monster mass
Claimed and shipping paid. I have one 5.95lb container of banana flavor monster mass protein shake mix I'd like to get rid of. It is opened but in almost as New condition. I used 4 scoops ...

In Gear Swap » pif Cytosport Monster mass
August 05, 3:13pm

Re: Re: Time to panic
The last time I carried a Nalgene was ...like 1998. I've been carrying that smaller Gatorade bottle for a few hundred miles now. I didn't even realize it was smaller until you mentioned ...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 03, 9:27pm

Around here...
the winters are usually pretty mild. I didn't wear "snow" boots at all the last two years. I used my trail runners coupled with slip on crampons or snow shoes and regular socks and or...

In GEAR » Winter Camping questions: Long sleeping bags, wet gear, overboots and light weight trail runners
August 03, 9:22pm

Re: Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
The trailers I've seen are pretty neat.

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
July 31, 10:56pm

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Steripen Classic
I received the Steripen classic about two years ago as a gift. The first year it sat in my gear box as an untested trinket. After a trip where drinkable water was scarce and I got dehydrated, I now c...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
August 05, 12:43pm