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to heavy
Starting on my last cycle trip I had 65 pounds on the air port scales, not counting my boxed bike. That weight included maybe ten pounds of food, but no water, and of course I needed sufficient too...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » How Much Weight Do Bike Packers Carry (Road Trip) ?
August 26, 1:01pm

Cool!
Very inventive! Last canoe trip my wife and I went on we packed light and took our Rainshadow II. Heh, but of course we forgot the trekking pole... I guess this makes it a "Pad...

In GEAR » the accidental modding of a Rainshadow II
August 14, 3:53pm

June in the Whites
I've never been up there in June either! Always July / August. Uh, I'd be worried about the black flies if I were you! Perhaps some others here can chime in about the weather? I'...

In Gear Lists » finally made a gear list, scary.
June 18, 4:49pm

Sounds good!
Sounds like you’re getting down to something quite reasonable. Clothing is very subjective - What works well for one feller might not for the next, so really it is best to base it on your own...

In Gear Lists » finally made a gear list, scary.
June 18, 2:04pm

How to drop six pounds and not notice it.
Hey Alan! I hope you and your girlfriend have a blast in the Presidentials! These days I’m a Westerner, but as young men in our early twenties, my friends and I hiked all over the president...

In Gear Lists » finally made a gear list, scary.
June 17, 1:36pm

I'd buy one.
A well made 10.5 x 10.5 silnylon tarp for 80 bucks? Heck, I'd buy one for myself! Not sure if you'd sell 'em for Non-Scout applications though. I have been involved in Scouting in...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout backpacking tarp shelter ideas
May 23, 1:39pm

pads
Delmar, any idea of the actual R value of the Floor Muffler stuff? I'm thinking of maybe using just a Floor Muffler pad as a minimalist sleeping pad for summer use. Especially since it seem...

In GEAR » Flooring underlayment foam
April 30, 5:06pm

Lever action carbine is better
Heck, yer average 'ol garden verity Winchester 30-30 with a twenty inch tube is only about six pounds. It is a heck of a hunting gun just as it is. Your average 16" Rossi 1892 lever a...

In Other Activities » huntinglight? sub 4 pound centerfire rifle
April 29, 11:36am

Dri Ducks
I use Dri Ducks when cycling, backpacking and canoeing when needed. Maybe they look goofy, but then so do I - And hey, on a bike they prevent the stipe up the back problem well enough. ...

In GEAR » Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
April 16, 4:12pm

Rainshadow 2
I'll adda plug for the Rainshadow 2, TarpTents nifty three man version of the Squall 2. I was amazed at the light weight and space of this tent from the start. It has all the room two peop...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 16, 3:55pm

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