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I bought one of these with high expectations. Mid way thru my first weekend hike with it I ended up loathing it. I wanted to ditch it a hundred paces from the car but I was hiking on a southern exp...

In Gear Deals » Booney hat on sale at Costco
April 21, 8:25pm

Re: Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
If I boil for treatment which is rare, I heat until bubbles form on the bottom of the pot and call it good. Never had a problem. I'm ----><----- this close to stopping treating my water w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 10:06pm

If the deal doesn't pan out, I'll happily take the TRT maps.

In Gear Swap » Maps: NatGeo Mt Rainier (Wonderland Trail), tom harrison TRT
April 07, 6:12pm

Two batteries
I've carried a stick battery for a while now and to get capacity they are heavy. What I recently found for my phone (you didn't specify what the needed power was for)I can get two Samsung b...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 11, 10:01am

Re: Re: Avoiding rain inside your tent...
"Don't bring wet gear into an enclosed shelter, stick your wet hiking clothes in a trash bag and leave outside the tent." I figured some variation of leaving the wet stuff outside ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Avoiding rain inside your tent...
March 01, 11:25pm

Avoiding rain inside your tent...
I just returned from a quick hike where the first day I walked in the rain for 6 hours, light sprinkles to torrential downpours. By the time I was to set up camp for the night I was pretty well soa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Avoiding rain inside your tent...
March 01, 9:49pm

I just returned from hiking a short section of the Pony Express Trail. Google it if you are unfamiliar. Not a lot left to see due to numerous forest fires over the years but still quite an enjoya...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need recommendations for backcountry ghost towns in the "Old West"
March 01, 6:46pm

bump This would cost $390 plus the wait if ordered from zpacks...

In Gear Swap » FS Z packs 40° wide,x long sleeping bag
February 27, 9:52pm

Re: Re: Book: "The Last Season"
Yes Bob, It was an enjoyable book and took place near the John Muir Trail.

In Gear Swap » Book: "The Last Season"
February 24, 8:16pm

Book: "The Last Season"
Sold sold sold sold The Last Season, soft cover in good readable condition. Wear on front cover. $6 shipped payment via paypal. Setting: A lifetime backcountry ranger goes missing in the high Sie...

In Gear Swap » Book: "The Last Season"
February 24, 8:02pm

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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