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Trekker
I have a Trekker (the silnylon model), but this might apply to the X as well. The nylon guy lines get slippery when wet. Combined with wind, this might lead to loss of tension. I have seen that ...

In GEAR » Six Moon Skyscape-X
August 30, 11:25am

Re: Reply to RA
Evolution Revelation rated for 20, wide cut. Packs down small. Six Moon Designs Trekker. It stays in the large side pocket. I hope I never have to use a bear canister. The Norwegian/Swedish bea...

In GEAR » A penny for your thoughts...GG Gorilla Backpack 2012 ? Good pack ?
April 06, 2:51pm

got it
I have the Gorilla 2012 and am looking forward to taking it out for a week or so as soon as the rivers have calmed down in the mountains. Being a recent convert to the light, I cannot compare an...

In GEAR » A penny for your thoughts...GG Gorilla Backpack 2012 ? Good pack ?
April 05, 5:58pm

minemalist vs para
Put my money where my mouth is and got a CRTK Folts Minemalist Bowie. Very good in hand for such a small knife and the ergonomics are excellent. However; Spyderco Para 2 - 108 gr CRTK Folts - ...

In GEAR » Anyone have the Buck Hartsook Ultralight....or Boker Grasshopper knife?
April 05, 5:34pm

unknown category
That's a couple of fairly long walks. Is there a name for these sorts of strolls? Round-hike maybe? Personally, if I were in my 15th year of continues hiking and someone came up offering adv...

In GEAR » WORLDS GREATEST HIKER?
April 05, 5:02pm

Down that path lies insanity and BPL
You might spend more than five minutes alone and thus run the grave risk of attending your own thoughts.

In Philosophy & Technique » 10 Reasons why you should never spend time in the backcountry
April 02, 8:41pm

Re: Who bushwhacks? Why?
I bushwhack above the treeline - not sure if that counts. Mostly it is in order to shortcut modern, "scenic" trails or get from one trail system to another. Always nice to go somewhere...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who bushwhacks? Why?
March 20, 3:23am

watered down
Spyderco Para 2, a leather-bound Kindle and a liter of water sitting out in the sun.

In GEAR » It's Just So Cute!!!
March 13, 6:54am

Two
First, making up a route. When looking at the maps, I find "short-cuts" and places that begs the question of "why can't I go there?". If I leave the trail once or twice to s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Adventure.
March 03, 3:00am

ESEE
If weight and steel is most important, then the Hartsook wins. But since it seems it has gone the way of so many "neck-knifes" and taken a hit on ergonomics, the ESEE Inzula and Candiru m...

In GEAR » Anyone have the Buck Hartsook Ultralight....or Boker Grasshopper knife?
February 21, 4:19pm

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