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AAT
Thanks a lot for another great trip report and your honest assessment of the trail. As I might hike it myself at some point this is the most important information for me. @Wim: The AAT might no...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 10, 5:07am

Platypus: Durability, Repair, Technique
I have been using Platypus bottles for my entire 20,000 mile hiking career. I have owned about 30 Platypus bottles but paid for only one third of them. The rest was all exchanged for free under war...

In GEAR » Platypus: Durability, Repair, Technique
June 12, 9:17am

Shipping costs
I cannot find shipping costs stated anywhere - especially shipping costs to overseas.

In Gear Deals » New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
April 04, 1:35am

Socks with sandals
You are absolutely right! I am probably a national disgrace in that respect....

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 31, 2:10pm

Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
Dale put me on the right track: The inside of the straps of the Keen sandals are Neoprene and that should soak up the Permethrin. I am not worried about getting bitten by mosquitoes while cycli...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 29, 2:55pm

Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
I am planning some very long cycling and paddling trips this year - most of them will be in hardcore mosquito and tick country. I will be wearing hiking sandals (Keen Newport) all the time and wond...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 29, 3:57am

Florida Trail
I have thruhiked the Florida Trail in 2010 and agree with you - there is very little information on the internet about it. Unfortunately, FTA was not very helpful in this respect either, but hopefu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My Florida Trail Insights
March 20, 3:27am

Rails to trails
What a shame! I am surprised that this ruling has not caused more commotion here BPL as it is a significant setback for public access to land. Regarding theme trails: You don't need a histo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 12, 4:14am

Trails for a broader public
Dale, let me correct another misconception: The majority of the piligrimage trails in Europe is not funded, maintained or supported by any church but by the communities or the government. For ex...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 11, 2:41am

American pilgrimage trails
Rex, thanks a lot for your enlightening post. I knew of the National Scenic Trails you mention but they are mostly meant for driving - although they have some historical background. But the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 10, 4:29pm

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