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Yuppi 911?
I'm not trying to imply this article apllies to this particular situation in any way. It just shows how PLBs can be misused and create a lot of problems and unnecessary risks for others. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » rescued hikers
September 17, 7:40am

Suggestions - 2-day/1-night Loop Ashville, NC
I'll be in Waynesville (Ashville), NC in a couple weeks on a trip. I just found out my son and I will have 2 days free. Waynesville is about 30 miles west of Ashville. We are looking for s...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions - 2-day/1-night Loop Ashville, NC
June 20, 11:15am

Cheap 2 Person / 3 Season tent
Jamie, Nice utilitarian list. Do you have any suggestions for a "cheap" (truly) 2 person/3 season lightweight tent - say close to $100.00? Thanks, MattyG

In Gear Lists » Cheap Ultralight Gear List
October 10, 8:23am

Shoes Vs Boots
We just finished 75 miles incuding Baldy and lots of time in the Valle Vidal. My son and I had the lightest packs at under 20 lbs including crew gear but w/o food and water. The rest were 30-40...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
July 31, 6:32am

Pic Test

In User Test Forum » Pic Test
July 31, 6:17am

Info on YV / North JMT
Thanks for the feedback. Looks like YV/North JMT is a candidate. What about going from Vermillion to YV? I'll search here and elsewhere but any suggestion on resorce information on a w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ultimate Father & Son Trip Suggestions
July 30, 1:01pm

Ultimate Father & Son Trip Suggestions
We are looking for suggestions for the ultimate father & son backpacking trip. We just finished Philmont. My son will finish his Eagle Scout and I'll be 50 by next summer. We are l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ultimate Father & Son Trip Suggestions
July 29, 11:00am

Re: Re: ultralight backpacker motto
"Heavy gear or the person carrying it is soon gone from the trail". Quote from book on AT. MattyG

In Philosophy & Technique » Is their a BPL Motto or Pledge? Suggestions? Contest
July 01, 7:29pm

Clip-On Sunglasses
Any reccomendations for inexpensive clip-on sunglasses. I'll be in the mountains in the soutwest 7,000 to 12,000 feet for 10 days. Thanks, MattyG

In GEAR » Clip-On Sunglasses
June 26, 7:42am

Newbie Midwest 3 Season
PDF Gear List in profile. My 16-year old son and I are new to backpacking and have been lurking here putting together gear over the past 2 years. Our lists are just about identical. His gear i...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Midwest 3 Season
May 08, 9:09am

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