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Re: Hiking down steep inclines
Yup, been there a lot. There are trails in the Grand Canyon that I swear they trucked in loose gravel just for our hiking pleasure. If you're a downhill skier, similar principles apply. We...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 22, 9:29am

Re: Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
So, what I'm reading in your OP is that you're looking for a shoe that performs well on loose and slippery scree. That's a different animal from slick/wet rock surfaces which is what I...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 15, 10:37am

Re: Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
Make a simple paper funnel. Take a square piece of paper, fold in half, then half or thirds (like a cone). Snip the point, and you have a funnel. If you make it out of wax paper, it will stand...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
July 15, 7:44am

Re: Your wants for a backpack trip smartphone app
>> Do you think you would use an app like this? If not, what do you use instead? Sure... but it would have to be able to function without any cell signal in a lot of places that I go, and ...

In GEAR » Your wants for a backpack trip smartphone app
July 14, 4:08pm

Re: favorite kid's meals
I admit that I've never gone out of my way to pack healthy/wholesome meals for my son when backpacking or even car-camping. (The good news is that regardless of all the junk food, sugary cereal...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » favorite kid's meals
July 07, 5:53am

Re: Weight of crocs
>> My size 9 crocs are 16 oz!! Ouch. If you like Crocs, the secret is to buy cheap knock-offs. The cheaper the lighter. We go to Mexico almost every spring and I buy them there; US$5 and 8oz...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 21, 2:02pm

Re: thin fleece gloves for women's hands?
Does it have to be fleece? I have a pair of Icebreaker merino wool liners that are very thin. I think thinner than any fleece ones I've seen. They're also slim and long. I think Icebrea...

In GEAR » thin fleece gloves for women's hands?
June 05, 5:07am

Re: Sticker Shock, need a new plan
A couple of thoughts. Take a walk down the pre-made pre-packaged food aisles in your local grocery store. The big budget-type stores are the best. You'll be amazed at the volume of freeze-d...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sticker Shock, need a new plan
June 03, 12:28pm

Re: silnylon rain gear question
I made a really basic hooded anorak in silnylon and it's fine for camp but as soon as I start moving, I can see little beads of water forming inside. Really surprised me the first time since I...

In GEAR » silnylon rain gear question
June 03, 11:58am

Re: Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
15lb base weight, I'd get the Circuit. Also, if you start venturing into southern Utah, you may shed base weight but you'll generally be carrying more water. My base weight is 11lb but 30l...

In GEAR » Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
June 03, 11:49am

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