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only 10x off
Is this a test of the Minnesota readership? Beautiful article, but it's the Land of 10,000 Lakes, at least, and surely no less.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 6
December 17, 6:45pm

forum search
Others have asked about the BWCA on this site. Including: You can also search in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 22, 12:05pm

too cold for gear
I may be interested in the future. Although I have some cold weather experience, currently I'm not equipped for such outings (esp sleeping bag/snowshoes); as a teacher I stick to summertime/3-...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 20, 9:11pm

Price Reduction for size 9 shoes!
Prices now $35 for the Saucony Kinvaras and $25 for the Brooks PureConnects. Edited original post; see details above.

In Gear Swap » FS Mens 9 Saucony Kinvara TR2 & Brooks PureConnect 2
September 13, 11:09am

BPL Article For members; this is a pretty good way to rig guylines as a rule of thumb and then de...

In GEAR » New Tarp User Questions
August 08, 7:42am

SHT Castle Danger to Lutsen 7/29-8/3/2014
Wednesday July 29 8:30pm—Sunday August 3 1:40pm Castle Danger to Lutsen tl;dr: SHT is great. Long days on weak feet requires tape. I still have a few things to learn. ---------------...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT Castle Danger to Lutsen 7/29-8/3/2014
August 04, 11:25pm

Update: Castle Danger Trailhead camping
Just thought I'd leave this here for future hikers who do a BPL search for "Superior Hiking Trail" or "Castle Danger." When I got to the trailhead there was a sign posted t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SHT Castle Danger trailhead bivy?
August 04, 9:06am

I Google Earthed the trailhead already, and it does look secluded enough. I was not planning on going off the trail or parking lot, really, just need enough room to lie down...I definitely have no...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SHT Castle Danger trailhead bivy?
July 28, 6:04pm

SHT Castle Danger trailhead bivy?
Calling Minnesota North Shore helpers! I will be leaving in a couple days to walk a section of the Superior Hiking Trail solo. Most convenient for me would be to drive to the Castle Danger trai...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SHT Castle Danger trailhead bivy?
July 28, 12:10pm

FS Mens 9 Saucony Kinvara TR2 & Brooks PureConnect 2
Bought these about 3 months ago, ran less than 10 miles in each, and realized they were both a half-size small for me. Oops. Kinvaras (red/orange/yellow) are the "trail" version, wit...

In Gear Swap » FS Mens 9 Saucony Kinvara TR2 & Brooks PureConnect 2
July 15, 11:06am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Slack

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Marmot Essence
Pro: Low weight (around 7 or 8 oz), high visibility, non-absorbent cuffs, athletic fit, nice hood, waterproof and just breathable enough. Full zip a plus. Con: No handwarmer pockets, single layer ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 28, 9:20am

A16 Bug Bivy
Purchased this on a whim to replace a stolen envelope-style bug net by Dancing Light Gear that I had previously used and liked fairly well. Opening up the bug bivy I was thrilled to "boing" ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 14, 12:43am

Cooke Custom Sewing Tundra Tarp 8x10
This tarp is available in several sizes and, at my time of purchase, was available in 1.1, 1.5, and 1.9 oz (before coating) silnylon. I used the 1.5 oz version, at 1 lb 5 oz, in the BWCA and Quetico ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
July 14, 12:22am