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Music
I play guitar but would not take even the Martin "backpacker" on a backpacking trip... But I have seriously been thinking of getting one of these to take on trips - inspiration to lea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you take along a musical instrument?
July 24, 10:51am

Event
My first backpacking trip ever was in rain/ice/snow sub 30s and I had a RAB Latok shell that was worth every penny. Great hood and watertight. I might not have gone on another trip but for the RA...

In GEAR » rain jacket suggestions for specific need
July 22, 7:54pm

Bart
Bart Simpson - awesome! I am a convert. Grew up in suburban DC and my father was not an outdoorsman (great father - but WWII, Korea, growing up in eastern NC with no AC - once he had a house wi...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 18, 12:00pm

tiware
PM sent re REI tiware

In Gear Swap » FS: Suunto Core, .9 ti cookpot, Brunton remote canister kit, Petzl Headlamp
July 17, 3:22pm

Venturi
I got one as well - size L in my case but they do run slim. Used it last trip and it worked quite well.

In Gear Deals » Polartec Alpha - half price
July 16, 6:44pm

Good discussion
Well this has been interesting. I tried to read the book and admit to abandoning it maybe 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through. I wanted to like it. On some level I never could identify or connect with...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 16, 1:53pm

Interesting results thus far
Some good stuff thus far. Blue CCF - tried this once and my 40 something body said "nay" - better than the ground but just barely - 1 Thermarest ZLite - so light and durable ... but...

In GEAR » Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
July 16, 11:43am

Essentials
I think the Scout threshold has some merit - the notion being when you are not on a "greenway" trail or something like that. However, some can get carried away. For a 10 mile or les...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 11:33am

Core
Well I dropped by REI - they were sold out of the Casio but the 2013 Core's are on clearance - and they had a Sahara Yellow model that had been returned unused so I got basically garage sale pr...

In GEAR » Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
July 16, 11:19am

Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
I think I've narrowed my choice for an altimeter watch down to the Suunto Core (currently on clearance a few places so around $200) and the Casio PAG240-1 (around $160). I own two other Casi...

In GEAR » Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
July 15, 11:36am

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