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10 years on the run from the FBI on the AT - Bismarck
Only tangentially related to this particular story, but reading this story reminded me of a couple of other tales of folks evading the law (for a while), hiding out in the "wilderness," t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 10 years on the run from the FBI on the AT - Bismarck
July 09, 4:01pm

Mug/Bowl for preparing food and eating from
I normally just eat out of the freezer bag, but if I'm sharing meals or need a separate food bowl for some reason, I just take one of those plastic ziploc "twist n' loc" container...

In GEAR » Mug/Bowl for preparing food and eating from
July 09, 3:29pm

Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
I had Zpacks make me a pair of "rain shorts." They're just whatever version of the cuben rain pants was offered at the time more or less cut down to shorts length. I've got li...

In GEAR » Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
July 09, 2:40pm

Classic Kodiak Alaska backcountry
Great trip report! I love it when trip reports are heavy with photos of excellent scenery and wildlife. You've got it in spades. Thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Classic Kodiak Alaska backcountry
July 06, 11:16am

A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
Congrats to Britney on her accomplishment! ~400+ miles in Los Padres is no walk in the park (... or the JMT). Impressive work.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
June 19, 9:43am

Any Ultra-lighters hiking in the Ventana Wilderness?
The occasional trip sees us up in the Ventana and/or Silver Peak Wilderness areas, although we mainly stick to the southern half of Los Padres closer to home for us. Lots of beautiful areas up t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Any Ultra-lighters hiking in the Ventana Wilderness?
June 10, 12:52pm

Mids in Wind, Storms
I own both a Trailstar and a Duomid at the moment, so my experiences are based on these shelters. Properly staked, these shelters can handle heavy gusts quite well and stay standing. Once or tw...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
May 28, 4:25pm

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

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