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How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
With a smaller dog, you might be able to get away with rigging the leash to your hipbelt. With my 100 lb lab, it just becomes a mess to try to manage him on a leash and deal with trekking poles....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 10:50am

How to cache water in a forest?
I don't have much experience with caching water (and don't claim to be an expert), but here's what I've done in the past: I use 2 or 3L platypus bladders and try to stash them in...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 2:17pm

Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT"
I'm another believer in the warm but wet concept. Pick a rain shell of your choice (eVent, Goretex, etc.) to help keep you dry and comfy for a while, but have proper base and mid-layers to a...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 13, 10:20am

Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
Just to keep the thread/discussion going, I thought Phillip made some interesting mods to his Unaweep, as discussed in one of the other BPL Unaweep Threads I thought all of these modifications ...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 11, 6:40pm

Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
@ Kevin Timm- I can't imagine there'd be much weight difference between the various mesh choices for a talon, so I'd prefer the stronger mesh over the thinner, stretchy stuff. The thin...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 08, 4:41pm

SUL Thru-Hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail
Great report Andy! Have yet to hike the TCT but I've spent a bit of time over on the Island and always enjoy my visits there. Been talking about bikepacking across the island this fall if I...

In Post-Trip Reports » SUL Thru-Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail
August 06, 5:14pm

Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
Eli, thanks for posting the photos and details. Very helpful. I've been thinking about ordering one of these packs. Hip transfer is important for me with any pack weights getting much over...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 06, 12:05pm

The trail food you just can't stand
My preferences change periodically, but for the last year or so, jerky has been pretty much unpalatable. Have also revolted against canned/pouch tuna. Despite the above items, savory/salty fo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 28, 7:10pm

RX100 iii vs a6000
I reckon one of the biggest factors will be to decide if you are satisfied with the focal range offered on the RX100 with its built-in lens (24-70mm, f1.8). If you need/want wider or longer lenses...

In Photography » OH NO!!! More decisions???
July 24, 11:48am

Quilt for Mt Whitney high camp
Most of my Sierra trips end up being during the shoulder season (Sept to Nov). I often bring my 15*F quilt on these trips for that added safety margin and a bit of extra warmth for the cold(er) ni...

In GEAR » Quilt for Mt. Whitney high camp
July 24, 10:33am

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