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Re: Re: First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
IMO, the weight savings going from a silnylon solo tarp to cuben is over-rated, especially as a "first pass" strategy. If you do the math, a 6'x9' tarp is 6 sq yds of material. ...

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 21, 10:46am

Re: Re: Re: Trying to lighten up more
>> If you don't mind, you mentioned 3-8 nights and 2L of water for starters, but that doesn't sound like a desert trip to me, unless you really know you will hit filter stops along th...

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 19, 12:59pm

Re: Trying to lighten up more
I'm a desert hiker. Dry hikes mean carrying lots of water but that's usually compensated by nice weather and nominal rain gear and shelter. I don't know that it really makes a big dif...

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 18, 6:32am

Re: First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
The short answer is, yes, the Ohm (and presumably the Gorilla) could handle a 26lb load. BUT, based on your consumables, this is just for an overnight? If that's the case, and you think you...

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 17, 11:16am

Re: Best Value Sewing Machine?
I have a cheap Singer from Target. Bought it on sale, well under $100. It's been perfectly fine for me for basic DIY projects. Requisites for me would be straight, zig-zag, reverse, and a ...

In GEAR » Best Value Sewing Machine?
December 08, 1:08pm

Re: Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
Between the ages of 9 and 14, probably 4'6"-5'6", and about 80-100lb, my son carried a Deuter Fox30, then an older women's Jam2 (small), and an Osprey Talon 44. His fit issue...

In GEAR » Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
December 06, 4:29pm

Re: Backpacking the Grand Canyon
To answer your original question: A very good all-around website for GC hiking, planning, etc. I believe the original author is a former ranger: http://www.hitthetrail.com/ Bob Riboka's ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking the Grand Canyon
December 05, 9:21am

Re: family gear upgrade: sleeping bags --> quilts
>> How do I figure out what temperature rating to pick? As a pretty "average" sleeper, temp-wise, my rule of thumb was a bag rated 10 degrees less than the lowest temperature exp...

In GEAR » family gear upgrade: sleeping bags --> quilts
November 19, 10:59am

Try these curry pastes
I found these paste packets at my local grocery store. I bought the one for butter chicken (see link below) and took about a teaspoon of it in a tiny pill ziplock and just added it to whatever bla...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spice up my Chana Masala
November 04, 5:28am

Re: REI Returns
Yes they are, BUT I've also noticed a marked change in their attitude, at least here at my local store (Ann Arbor, Michigan.) I have an REI car-camping tent (Kingdom 6) that I purchased abou...

In GEAR » REI Returns
October 25, 9:45am

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