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disoriented
A couple times I've left the trail for a break and rejoined it quite a ways away. So now I use my compass and take a reading, just to be safe. I especially do this when berry picking or mushro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 06, 9:17pm

Procedure
I have a guest bedroom that I use for my gear room. I unpack the down stuff and left it re-loft and dry out on the bed. Tent gets strewn around the floor, likewise to dry thoroughly. I have stra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 26, 8:37pm

Reinforcement
I would agree that the tear needs reinforcement up that seam. Personally I wouldn't hesitate to fix this. Sew the strap up that seam an inch or two longer beyond the tear. Tear itself could ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Golite SL3 damage...
October 26, 8:20pm

Oatmeal
I've gotten tired of instant oatmeal packets, so I tried couscous with butter, cinnamon and honey in it. Perfect. Kelly

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
October 26, 6:08pm

Dumb
Regular cotton night clothes. That was before I knew about death-cotton, and before I knew how cold I run at night. I need warmer clothing than that. A whole tube of toothpaste. Granted it was ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 26, 5:50pm

Good to hear
Hadn't heard about the rescue in the regular news yet -- so thank you for posting. Kelly

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Llama rescue?
October 26, 5:46pm

Hi-Tec hiking poles
Just got back from Big 5. I've had a pair of Hi-Tec "carbon fiberglass" hiking poles for a few years now, 6 ounces each, and no complaints. They had a pair of the same that they wer...

In Gear Deals » Hi-Tec hiking poles
October 26, 5:30pm

Cozy
My mother-in-law knitted one for me. It's a bit tight, so not practical to fit around a boiling pot of water. Be sure to make it either loose enough to fit easily, or flap/closure system such a...

In Make Your Own Gear » knitted pot cozy?
October 02, 7:01pm

Separate kits
I carry my own kitchen. I've used an alcohol cat-can in the past, and currently am experimenting with solid fuel and a ti-wing stove. When my husband backpacks with me, he brings his jet-boil. ...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 6:58pm

cancel
Had to cancel nearly the entire summer of weekend bp's. Sudden increase in workload has caused 60+ hour workweeks. Did get my August 5-days in the Wallowas but really paid for it when I got b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 11, 4:30am

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