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Re: Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
I have to add that my girlfriend (and most of my sisters) love backpacking! They're always excited to hit the trail or hop in the canoe. However, I've noticed that they are much less likely...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
March 02, 9:34am

Re: Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
Why do less women backpack than men? A few thoughts: Socialization plays a huge roll. If not exposed to outdoor activities early, we are far less likely to internalize the "role" or v...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
March 02, 9:23am

Winds, JMT, accessing trails
You can't go wrong with the Wind River Range. As mentioned, fly into Jackson Hole and shuttle, rent a car, or find a ride share/hiking partner from there. I did a trip like Luke mentioned (Wind...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 02, 12:32am

Re: Carrying Olive Oil
I tried carrying the oil in the bottle it came in and ended up with an awful mess (Bertoli brand, IIRC). Whatever you go with, stress test it well before you hit the trail!

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 01, 4:19pm

A lot of hate
Am I the only one noticing a concerning level of emotion regarding how other people chose to spend their money enjoy the outdoors? Sierra designs has made a really interesting and innovative, th...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 01, 2:28pm

Re: Carrying Olive Oil
I haven't used Smartwater bottles for olive oil, as I prefer these little plastic bottles I picked up from the $1 cosmetics section at Target. Strong & light. Passed the hard squeeze test a...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 01, 1:20pm

Re: Tensegrity 2 Elite
Thanks for sharing. I'd be interested in some pics and a review. I noticed the SD website lists the weight of the tent & poles at 2lbs, 3oz, but doesn't list their individual weights. A...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
February 27, 9:54pm

Re: Using silnylon for quilt footbox?
Thanks for the feedback. Rogers, that was my concern, but it's good to hear from someone with more experience & expertise that it wouldn't work out well. Nathan, I'd need a pret...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using silnylon for quilt footbox?
February 27, 9:18pm

Using silnylon for quilt footbox?
Hi folks, Next weekend I'm planning on making a 2-person quilt and was thinking of using some silnylon for the outer shell of the footbox to keep out condensation from the tent walls, etc. P...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using silnylon for quilt footbox?
February 27, 2:14pm

Re: clarification
"I'm looking for the best value at the $200 price point & opinions on the bags in the list along with other similar recommendations that I may of over looked." I have to agree ...

In GEAR » Help me make a decision on bags... please!
February 26, 6:38am

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