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Strange.
"That's where you are wrong. Eric Chan posted several reports of hikers lost within sight of downtown Vancouver, BC and those are good examples of how messed up you can get close to a trai...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 21, 1:53pm

Get a good one
Evidence suggests that the human species wouldn't even exist without the invention of the edged tool so I don't see how someone can think of them as obsolete when they're fundamental to...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
March 19, 2:24pm

Dogs on their leash please.
I love dogs and have no problems with seeing them on the trail. As long as they're on their leash. If a dog is off their leash that forces me to interact with the dog because the dog runs right...

In Philosophy & Technique » What to do when encountering dogs on the trail?
July 09, 3:45pm

Knives
No offense but cheap crap is never a good deal. I understand being frugal but IMO a good knife should be part of everyones emergency equipment. Do yourselves a favor and drop 20 bucks on a swiss ar...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
June 19, 4:27pm

Thanks.
Yep the rayway quilt is pretty much what we're going to buy unless there's a good alternative. Just looking to see if there's anything else out there.

In GEAR » 2 person synthetic quilt
May 07, 11:19am

2 person synthetic quilt
My girlfriend and I need to get new bags for backpacking. I hate mummy bags and she likes to snuggle so we're looking at 2 person quilts. Are there any pre-made quilts out there with synthetic ...

In GEAR » 2 person synthetic quilt
May 07, 10:12am

Re: Interesting
Oops. Still trying to get the hang of the software. This quote by Clay is what I wanted to add to my previous post. "I like his idea, but it doesn't seem like he is interested in self c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Minimalism
January 31, 5:03pm

Re: Interesting
This is my thoughts. I'm a minimalist by nature but I own what I need. I've read some ULers blogs saying they don't carry this or that because they can just borrow it when they need it....

In Philosophy & Technique » Minimalism
January 31, 4:58pm

Bottle
A company called exotac makes a titanium water bottle that looks like the kleen kanteen. Expensive though.

In Multiple Use Gear » Water bottle--cook pot--water treatment vessel
January 25, 9:41am

Some are slow
I agree with Eddie. Even when on dayhikes in the summer with nothing more then a water bottle I'm still a slow hiker. I see a lot of hikers who are so focused on how far they can go or what van...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "UL'er" vs "Traditional" Can we integrate ??
January 17, 1:46pm

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