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Top Ten Bikepacking Trails
Ah, so it is. Thanks for pointing that out. Odd that they referred to it as the Continental Divide Trail as that is the backpacking trail while the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail is the bikepacki...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Top Ten Bikepacking Trails
January 09, 8:23am

Top Ten Bikepacking Trails
I wonder why they left out the Great Divide Route? Not enough singletrack?

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Top Ten Bikepacking Trails
January 08, 10:19pm

Re: Re: New hip belt pockets
"if the zipper above is the #3 water resistant stuff i am used to it looks like you may have put it in backwards." But if you installed it the other way, the pull tabs would be on the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » New hip belt pockets
July 29, 9:44pm

Mini Dropper Bottles
Paul at Arrowhead Equipment has a couple different sizes: Black, white and clear 10cc: http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/1483115 White and clear 6cc: http://arr...

In GEAR » Mini dropper bottles
July 29, 11:47am

Re: Why Kenyan Women Can School Soldiers and Backpackers
I found the article in Nature, but it costs $32 to download it. Yikes! Does anyone subscribe that could give us a summary? http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v375/n6526/pdf/375052a0.pdf J...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why Kenyan Women Can School Soldiers and Backpackers
July 22, 10:09am

Hydropel Alternatives
An alternative to Hydropel that I've had good results with is Dry Idea AdvancedDry antiperspirant. It's an unscented clear gel. It contains dimethicone, aluminum zirconium octachlorohydrex ...

In GEAR » Hydropel alternatives
July 21, 10:03pm

Re: Mechanical Ratchet Counter - Source?
McMaster-Carr has a variety. They aren't always the cheapest, but they stock everything and ship very fast. Scroll down about half way for the lever-type counters. http://www.mcmaster.com/#m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mechanical Ratchet Counter - Source?
July 13, 12:08pm

Re: MYOG/DIY Gear - What preforms as well or better than "store bought" stuff?
I think it all depends on how good of quality you can build. If you have some experience and make quality gear there's no reason why it would be any less durable than purchased equipment. DI...

In GEAR » MYOG/DIY Gear - What preforms as well or better than "store bought" stuff?
July 11, 1:12pm

Linville Gorge
You might want to join the Linville Gorge forum. It's pretty active and can answer all of your questions. Ken(the site admin) also has great maps and GPS downloads. http://www.linvillegorge....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Linville Gorge Wilderness Trip Suggestions?
July 06, 8:52pm

Re: Los Padres National Forest: Santa Cruz Creek
That's a great set of photos you have on Picasa. Looks like a great area.

In Post-Trip Reports » Los Padres National Forest: Santa Cruz Creek
June 21, 5:37pm

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