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maybe we could bring religion into this too?
Sorry, didn't mean it that way, it was meant as a joke. I actually despise labels and have been known to vote both ways based on ideas and integrity rather than party affiliation. And clearly i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 16, 4:26am

Re: Re: Are you "packing" while you are packing?
Lol. I just went hiking with a buddy about a month ago into an area where there had been some reports of aggressive bear activity. (Mostly just stealing improperly hung food bags) He asked if I was...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 15, 8:25pm

wimmenz and gunz
Training is important. Attitude is important. Taking resposibilty for your own safety is the most important. It doesn't matter if you are underwater while kayaking, hypothermic while hiking, or...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 15, 11:02am

packing while packing
I've been backpacking almost 40 years. I've always carried where it was legal. It has come in handy about as many times as my first aid kit. Some people may choose not to carry one of those...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 13, 1:23pm

the science of gatorade
Sports drinks are fine for those times when you can't stop to eat, or it's hard to snack while on the move, like running or a cycling race. You need those nutrients and it's hard to get...

In Philosophy & Technique » The science of Gatorade
July 13, 1:03pm

snakes, wuss, etc
Nuke it from orbit! It's the only way to be sure... Az

In Philosophy & Technique » Wise or Wuss?
July 07, 7:19am

tigoat rifle and bear
Where are going on your trip to the states? In most areas, bear aren't really a big threat to humans. And while the tigoat rifle would be a better defense than nothing, it's probably not...

In Other Activities » Ti Goat Rifle
July 03, 6:29am

lightweight solar
I use the Sunlinq folding panel. It's rubberized and flexible, even the panels can be flexed somewhat, unlike the goalzero which has rigid panels and thick nylon covering. According to the Sunl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Droid Users and The Backcountry
June 26, 8:06pm

smartphone gps
Gaia GPS is good, motionx is good. Motionx was recently on sale for .99. Don't know if it still is. Keep in mind that these things will drain an iPhone battery in 4-5 hours. Its fine for me ...

In GEAR » Need a smart phone GPS app
June 23, 8:04am

osprey hipbelt mod
Excellent! I was just contemplating the other day how to handle this as my middle becomes a little smaller. It fits perfectly now, but as I lose a little more weight, I can see where this would be ...

In GEAR » Osprey Exos Hipbelt alteration
June 12, 6:01am

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