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Best news I've heard all day
now if they could only prove we can cover more miles per hour with our little legs because we can swing them faster...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It pays to be small
October 25, 12:02am

good point!
Ha! sorry, missed this post the first time around. Dave, that is a brilliant point! Nope, of course there is a full quiver. Thanks for the ammunition. I'm going to use that one!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » secrets out...
September 19, 10:45pm

sweating and fitness
This may not be relevant to your question, but one thing to keep in mind that more sweating does not necessarily mean less fitness. Sweating is a very individual thing -- some people sweat more th...

In GEAR » Observation on possible/potential effect of clothing on sweating?
September 15, 6:09pm

"going" ultralight
You guys have already come up with all the good ones! The Kline Sweeper The Dig It Backcountry Borer The ThinDig Scoop de grace

In Gear Deals » Name the Potty Trowel
September 05, 6:19pm

melted not roasted
Yeah, roasting on a canister stove just doesn't work well. It's not quite the same, but if you heat the marshmallows indirectly they can get gooey enough to smoosh. I've had some ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 05, 5:12pm

Thank you for the detailed trip report and excellent photos. I really enjoyed reading it. Your trip is so inspiring!

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 29, 5:40pm

gear list
Edit: whoops forgot to include her clothing in my first list, though it was counted in my weight totals. Edit: just to point out a couple things that added minor weight that were specific to hav...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lakes Trail, Sequoia National Park (kid's first backpacking trip)
August 27, 11:46pm

staying connected
It sounds like you don't need to take it easy on her (hiking wise). If she does fall behind, beware of what one of my girlfriends calls the F**k You Stop. This is when you have pulled ahead o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 27, 5:59pm

newfound empathy (or maybe schadenfreude!)
Is it wrong that my 5'1" self is getting kind of a weird satisfaction from reading this thread about how it is not all rosy on "the other side?" After years of trotting to keep ...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 11:04am

Lakes Trail, Sequoia National Park (kid's first backpacking trip)
Been meaning to post this trip report from my daughter Cassidy's first backpacking experience last month. TLDR version: Awesome first backpacking trip with my 7-year old daughter. Lakes T...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lakes Trail, Sequoia National Park (kid's first backpacking trip)
August 22, 5:37pm

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