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Most breathable sandals
No firsthand knowledge of these, but a buddy recently wore a pair of Luna trail sandals on a ~35 mile overnight hike. Other than a few shorter day hikes, this was his first extended hike with them...

In GEAR » Most breathable sandals
May 19, 9:54am

Sub 24: Los Padres NF. 5/9-5/10
Perfect window for a short overnighter. I was just a few canyons away the same night. You chose well... our destination had company. Love that camp; much better than the ones just upstream close...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sub 24: Los Padres NF. 5/9-5/10.
May 13, 5:54pm

cord for a dog leash
While hiking, we just use our normal dog leashes (~8 mm rope with a carabiner at one end and a loop with a tubular webbing sheath at the other end for a handle. I can clip the leash to my pack'...

In GEAR » cord for a dog leash
April 29, 4:06pm

Trail Work Thread
@ Lori: Interesting that you'll be working in the Golden Trout and Dick Smith Wilderness areas soon... Those are two of the areas I frequently visit. The Golden Trout area always surprises ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
April 27, 12:04pm

Recommendations for Duomid pole
I have a custom .600 carbon fiber pole from Ruta Locura. It breaks down into three sections, each of which is about 18-20" in length. One of the pole sections has another 4-5" of adjust...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Recommendations for Duomid pole
April 27, 11:49am

J-tree graphitti
We've been having a growing problem with graffiti in certain parts of Los Padres National Forest for the last decade or so. There's a few canyons with popular swimming holes that have beco...

In On the Web » J-tree graphitti
April 27, 11:34am

packing stakes
Stakes are typically kept in a long, skinny cuben stuff sack which is then stored in the front mesh pocket of my pack with other things that are either dirty, wet, or will be needed throughout the ...

In GEAR » packing stakes
April 24, 11:41am

Lugging around a big DSLR
I used to carry around a SLR and a couple of lenses on every trip. After most of my camera equipment was lost in a burglary, I made the eventual switch over to digital. No longer desiring to carr...

In Photography » Lugging around a big DSLR
April 24, 11:33am

What do you use to carry food?
Typically I use a nylofume odor resistant bag inside an old lawson equipment cuben dry bag. If I encounter wet weather or a deep creek/river crossing, I instead use the dry bag to protect my camer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use to carry food?
April 22, 2:05pm

Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
Excellent read. One of the better articles on BPL in a while. I greatly enjoyed the story and photos. I also appreciated you describing the mishaps you encountered and the various ways you ove...

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 22, 1:11pm

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