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Re: #1 complaint about packing
"So no one is complaining about how much time and difficulty it is to stow your sleeping bag. Interesting". This used to be my #1 complaint and loathed chore, but then something inside...

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
April 29, 10:33am

Ursack
Ursack WITH odor proof bag. No break in or attempted break ins in 1460 miles.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use to carry food?
April 22, 11:13am

Free for you!
I'll be bringing a free meet and greet gift for anyone who wants a few. I end up with all these (unused! sterile) left over specimen containers that are liquid proof, super light (< 1/2 o...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
April 02, 1:06pm

Re: Re: Re: To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
"A very typical scenario is wind, freezing rain at about 4,000' elevation, and young studs in flip flops, tee shirts, and Levis. I'm not joking. Just a matter of time...." I sp...

In Philosophy & Technique » To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
April 01, 5:52pm

Re: To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
Here in the great Pacific Northwest, leaving your rainjacket at any time of year for the sake of saving 9oz and hiking into the Cascades instantly enters you as a contestant of the Darwin Awards.

In Philosophy & Technique » To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
April 01, 4:39pm

Re: Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
This summer will be a pain with bugs after the lackluster winter.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
March 31, 5:05pm

Re: reminder of simple yet effective MUG
I use safety pins for hanging freshly washed socks or underwear to the pack to air dry. Might be worth making a pot cozy for the jar.

In Multiple Use Gear » reminder of simple yet effective MUG
March 24, 10:49am

Re: Esbit - what am I doing wrong?
Just out of curiosity, when you say 'wooden matches", did you mean storm matches or regular? I find it next to impossible to light and esbit or some fire starter with anything but a sto...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Esbit - what am I doing wrong?
March 05, 4:28pm

Annapurna
Eight weeks off? Why not think big? Annapurna trail in Nepal takes two weeks, plus you can fly in to New Dheli and spent a few more days or weeks bumming around. The first dry season is around t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 02, 5:23pm

Sharing
I thought everybody does that. At least with a hiking buddy whom you plan trips with.

In Philosophy & Technique » Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
February 27, 12:07pm

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