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Re: Aconcagua
>"Scree gaiters: Yes or no? I imagine it can be quite dusty/gritty lower down." I've been on some scree slopes on which the more protection I had around my ankles, the better. ...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 1:46pm

That other canoe-trail system.
I'll just point out that there is ANOTHER national, wilderness canoe-trails system in the USA: the Kenai Canoe Trails. Not nearly as large as BWCA, but it would be easy to spend a few weeks ex...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 22, 11:37am

Regional differences
>"a woman hiking solo is unusual must vary regionally" I was hiking along an established trail but a little early in the season and mid week so nobody was out. A solo woman was com...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 22, 11:11am

Regional differences
>"a woman hiking solo is unusual must vary regionally"

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 22, 11:04am

Re: Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
German Tourist and Lori have said it better than any guy on this thread. I see woman empowering themselves in the outdoors as having many parallels to all of us ULers going beyond the "ju...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 11:41pm

Re: Anyone use a 9.7 ounce Aluminum Spray Bottle as a Cup?
I've seen and bought similar aluminum containers because they seem very sturdy and well made. Some of them contain sunscreen. Bob's right - as is, they don't heat well over any kind...

In GEAR » Anyone use a 9.7 ounce Aluminum Spray Bottle as a Cup?
November 17, 8:42pm

And it's not even out of Shanghai.
For stuff like that, I've had good luck with highly rated vendors on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Made-Titanium-BMX-Spokes-Custom-Cut-from-150mm-to-245mm/371160654586?_trksid=p2047675.c...

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.08" ti rod grade 5 OR ti spokes, 14 gauge where to buy
November 17, 3:54pm

Re: family tent and gear upgrade
Convenience-wise, I like a free-standing tent, too. But don't fear a staked / guyed tent too much. I've BPed and camped all over the world and especially in California. Even on a granite...

In GEAR » family tent and gear upgrade
November 15, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Figure your maximum use
>"My kidneys dump A LOT of water at altitude" I'm the reverse - at altitude, I carry several kilos of water weight. As I ascend, I drink and drink without peeing much. After I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 11:42pm

Re: Good call Ian
I've got a couple of the chargers like Gordon showed. Mostly for airline travel, but it's nice to have a recharge option in the woods, too. I've gotten many, many cycles out of them, ...

In GEAR » Phone/Camera Battery charging for 1 week hike
November 12, 3:29pm

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