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North Dakota: Little Missouri, TRNP, Maah Daah Hey
7.5 days, 110 miles paddled, about 150 hiked. I've been kicking versions of this around in my head for a long time, and was finally able to get out and do it. My friend Travis lives in ...

In Post-Trip Reports » North Dakota: Little Missouri, TRNP, Maah Daah Hey
June 20, 3:40pm

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Very well done, sir. Your daughter seems to have enjoyed the trip on several levels, perhaps especially the quality time with dad. While I don't have kids, my experience with youth and other ...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
May 22, 9:13pm

Morning routine, campsite, food, fun
Not sure how regularly over-the-top chivalrous you are, but coffee in bed is nice (unless that's what you always do...then keep that up I guess). Hot towel or wash bowl can be made up nicely, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Birthdays. How do you celebrate?
May 09, 7:24pm

This section is only about 6 miles, with a campsite (nothing too special) right in the middle. The other nearby sites are in or very close to two state parks. I found trash in this campsite too, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
May 03, 4:12pm

SHT closure
Changing the subject completely, I was glad the author caught the closure of the section of the Superior Hiking Trail...very useful information. Very much not glad about the closure itself. From ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
May 02, 10:30am

garage sale quilts?
There is a tab on the EE site with this name and has some possibly available short-notice surplus or 2nds quilts.*EDIT: None available now, but bookmark the page!* You may also be able to send Tim...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment
April 27, 8:58pm

What backpack do you use? Are there included organizing features? As soon as I know I'll be hiking after dark I run my headlamp strap through a compression strap and slip it into the pack'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 06, 5:58pm

Arrived, thanks
My Ohm 2.0 showed up yesterday and I loaded it up with about 15 and 25 pounds of gear, clothing, water, and weights to walk it around and get it fitted. This ought to work! Thanks to participants...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
April 03, 9:34am

"Does it go down to 29.5?" Thanks for correctly inferring what I should have made clearer. Yes, that's what I meant.

In GEAR » ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
February 23, 10:05pm

ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
I’d like to get this pack or similar sometime in the spring for use this summer, and would love some advice. 1. Compression. Has anyone tried it and hated it? I’ve read reports of needing ...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
February 23, 9:08pm

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