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John said: "...basically, you take the South Kaibab Trail down to the intersection with the Tonto Trail, then head across to the connection with the Bright Angel Trail at Indian Gardens, th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 21, 11:30am

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Scott shipped the bivy super fast and it is not only in perfect condition, it is new with tags. Thanks a ton, Scott!

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Bug Bivy
April 17, 10:08pm

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Scott, got your PM. I will send PayPal tonight when I get home (East coast).

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Bug Bivy
April 11, 10:10am

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Scott, I'm interested in the bivy if Steve declines. Please let me know with a post or PM. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Bug Bivy
April 10, 2:53pm

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I noticed that the fabric is white on one side and blue on the other ("blueberry/cloud" at the link). I've never seen any other silnylon like that. There must be some weight penalty...

In Gear Deals » Granite Gear Tarps on STP
April 10, 7:45am

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IMO it is worthwhile to experiment and learn to improvise a supershelter. It is a powerful tool if you're in an area with a good fuel supply. I was taught how and that night the low was in th...

In GEAR » Cold weather/winter survival shelter
December 20, 10:45pm

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My normal hiking shoes are LaSportiva Wildcats that are generously, but not loosely, sized and I use the thin double-layered Wright socks. In rainy weather below 40 degF or so I add a pair of Cabe...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 19, 3:43pm

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The above suggestions are all good. But a gear design issue would help you a lot: pullout tabs in the middle of each side of the tarp. They will prevent snow/rain pileup and also give you a lot m...

In GEAR » Best way to setup 8x10 tarp
December 18, 12:00pm

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Great and timely thread. I have done the "jump in the cold lake, wade to shore, then start a fire with the tools in your pockets" drill and like Eric said it is instructive. The forec...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 18, 11:52am

newt
I noticed the 2014 Newt on the MLD site as well. I need a lower volume pack for long, high output dayhikes. However I have a MLD Burn and as best as I can tell from the MLD site, the 2014 Newt is...

In GEAR » 2014 MLD Newt
December 12, 10:30pm

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