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BPL Absaroka Pack
"It looks awfully hard to fit 40lbs of stuff into a pack this small to take advantage of it's rated carrying capacity. With a 'total volume' of ~45L, it appears the main bag is ~30...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
April 04, 10:22am

Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
Great article. Good to see it deals with longer hikes. It's a four hour boat ride off this island. The trips have to be long to make that worthwhile. Needs certainly do change as a walk p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
March 02, 12:44pm

Ultralight Bicycle Touring
I guess if we really want to know about the ultralight approach to touring on a bicycle, the practices of racers on the Continental Divide are the place to look. A bicycle which makes it from Cana...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bicycle Touring
January 25, 3:26pm

Looking for suggestions for Backpacking in Europe (maybe Ireland or Alps)
Ireland is a lived in landscape. Most of its upland areas can be walked across inside a day. I see it as a place for bike 'n' hike. Cycle quietish roads to the foot of a shapely mountain...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for suggestions for Backpacking in Europe (maybe Ireland or Alps)
January 05, 9:28am

MontBell Tachyon Anorak and Dynamo Wind Pants Review
Thanks, Greg and Eugene.

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Tachyon Anorak and Dynamo Wind Pants Review
November 09, 10:12am

Size Matters
Will said: For me (6 ft/1.83 m, 170 lbs/77 kg), the Tachyon Anorak and Dynamo Pants in size Large are a perfect fit. Eugene said: I found the fit to be typical of Montbell products, for me...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Tachyon Anorak and Dynamo Wind Pants Review
November 08, 10:50am

Units of Mass
As an aging European, I'm pretty mixed up on units of mass, but thanks to Excel it does not matter. I can have individual items in grams but overall pack weights in pounds and ounces. I can h...

In Gear Lists » My first UL-want-to-be list
November 01, 8:16am

Vaude Power Lizard UL Tent Review
"Perhaps I have missed something but what happens to the condensation that builds up under the fly if you cannot separate the fly from the inner. Unless the inner of the fly can be dried befor...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaude Power Lizard UL Tent Review
October 31, 1:37pm

barefoot stream fording?
"No socks with trail runners if it's warm enough for my shoes to dry (I put my socks back on right after the crossing)." +1 Got away with barefoot many times when young but stop...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » barefoot stream fording?
October 19, 3:34pm

Merino or Synthetic base layers?
Brett, you can't beat experimentation. Also, if your walk concludes with a long descent, you should be pretty dry by the time you find a pitch. On a recent trip where I was able to enjoy 11...

In GEAR » Merino or Synthetic base layers?
October 10, 12:04am

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