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Pigs and Panama
Ian B.--- Neat stories about Panama. I spent 2 years in Panama and spent enough time in the jungle to scream like a 12 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert on several occasions. One was ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 19, 5:34am

Potter
Agree with John S. on this--- "Death wish granted. At least now his poor dog won't be subjected to his risky attention seeking behavior. Nor will our national treasures such as Delicate...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 11:59am

Winter pad
I too use a 20 inch ccf pad under my 25 inch wide inflatable and this system puts me at 7.5R which works down to -20F. Plus, the ccf pad becomes part of my tent floor so I won't have to squat ...

In GEAR » Question on using a 20" wide foam pad under a 25' inflatable
May 15, 10:03am

BMT
Amy---Hikerboy is about 58 years old and here's his trip report with some pics--- http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Thread/901-bmt-thru-hike-2015/?pageNo=1 Amy Willow told me ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
May 14, 2:05pm

B Mac
It's odd that we didn't see each other as I was on the BMT from April 11 to April 28 and hiked much of the trail with my old backpacking friend Amy Willow. See my trip smugmug pics here---...

In Post-Trip Reports » Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
May 14, 5:47am

Bear attack
No one needs or wants to get killed in a bear attack and likewise no one wants to get killed in a car wreck. I see both as accidents---one in the woods and one on a road. Living out in the woods ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
May 13, 12:02pm

Jobs Change
I like your post as it brings up several points which I have thought about over the years. One is the UL mantra---Having the right tool for the job. This mantra might be right on a short weekend ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme weather
May 11, 5:43am

Nature
It's no wonder we like to be outdoors as we lived permanently outdoors for most of our 3 million year primate history. Now when I go out backpacking I just call it Getting Back to my Neanderth...

In Philosophy & Technique » Spiritual aspects of wilderness
May 10, 3:56pm

Hilleberg Sealing
The usual Hilleberg hype is "Our tents don't need to be seam sealed." They are wrong. After having used several Hillebergs in the last 10 years---extensively---it's important fo...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
May 10, 7:59am

TarpTent
Not to pull thread drift but Franco needs to put a disclaimer in his posts to say he works for Tarptent. At least I think he works for TarpTent. Frequently his posts are overly positive about the...

In GEAR » single vs double wall tent confusion
May 09, 11:18am

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