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The Perils of Certainty
Many moons ago, at the age of 13, I went on a long day hike with a church group to a local woodland here in New England. The trail network winds around a large pond, generally near its perimeter, w...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Perils of Certainty
April 29, 8:15pm

Re: Wanted: size L Simblissity Levagaiter
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In Gear Swap » Wanted: size L Simblissity Levagaiter
April 06, 3:48pm

Re: Alternatives to Simblissity UL gaitors and wallets
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In GEAR » Alternatives to Simblissity UL gaitors and wallets
December 19, 6:56pm

Re: 8hr drive
Looks like I missed your previous assertion to that effect. Still, you could do the overnight hike in the Supes, then drive (or fly) to New Mexico for the family visit. A third option would be to w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotsdale, AZ or Santa Fe, NM, where would you rather have an overnight hike?
December 12, 1:05pm

Re: Scotsdale, AZ or Santa Fe, NM, where would you rather have an overnight hike
Unless the OP really wants to visit his uncle, it'd be infinitely easier to go backpacking in the nearby Superstitions. Northern New Mexico is equally beautiful in its own way (think Rocky Moun...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotsdale, AZ or Santa Fe, NM, where would you rather have an overnight hike?
December 12, 11:43am

Superstitions
The Superstitions will be in their prime in late March. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. But you have to be ok with desert hiking and camping. If that's not an issue then go for it. You...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotsdale, AZ or Santa Fe, NM, where would you rather have an overnight hike?
December 11, 3:30pm

Re: Anybody have the Grand Enchantment Trails Topo Maps CD?
It's available again if you still need a copy. Edit: Make that a general PSA. Stevan had contacted me back in September, I think. And we worked it out, no? PS - "Unfortunately [I'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anybody have the Grand Enchantment Trails Topo Maps CD?
November 02, 11:31pm

csv to txt
I think Excel will only export a comma-separated text file with the .csv extension, but you could then change the extension manually back to .txt outside of Excel and TOPO! should recognize that. A...

In Philosophy & Technique » techniques inTOPO! : Map & Data Book Method
May 13, 6:29pm

Import/export
.csv is basically a text file (with comma separated values). TOPO! probably won't mention csv but should hopefully have an option to import a text file and will take and interpret the csv as su...

In Philosophy & Technique » techniques inTOPO! : Map & Data Book Method
May 13, 2:18pm

Re: Thanks again guys!
I'm not sure if Gaia GPS app is available for iPod touch, but you might be able to use a navigation app like that and upload a GPX version of your TOPO! trail line (export a GPS route) that wou...

In Philosophy & Technique » techniques inTOPO! : Map & Data Book Method
May 12, 10:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Brett Tucker

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White Box Alcohol Stove
The absence of a separate pot stand is an elegant little feat of stove engineering, and the design is marginally lighter than a pop can stove and stand (0.3 oz lighter than the Go-Torch by MoGoGear), ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 08, 7:20pm

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
The fact that the cape is entirely removable, rendering a standard ball cap, is both a boon and bane. The cap alone, with its hip, curved brim and streamlined look, passes the urban street test, w...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 12, 11:05am

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
My new 2007 model 800-fill bag failed bigtime in the warmth department. Even with ample layering, pad, and use inside a tent, I couldn't seem to shake off annoying cold spots and a palpable sense ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 9:23pm

Light My Fire Spork
Other reviewers have covered the LMF Spork's merits. And while I certainly agree, there's just no getting around the fact that mine broke into two pieces after just two days of use. Inevitably...

In Cookware - Other
November 20, 4:20pm

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
This one doesn't quite reach cruising altitude for me. To begin with, the Vapor Trail's extension collar is unfathomably tall, and doesn't lend much functionality to this pack, but serves primarily...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 19, 10:37am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
In regard to the above comment: >>"It is a pain to get this set up to look like the website, particularly on uneven or non-level ground. While looks may not be important, getting enough head room fo...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 12, 11:17am

Wigwam Gobi liner socks
Once upon a time a very capable standalone sock for warm weather thru-hiking, these familiar polypro liners now seem to fall under the same heading as PowerGel and moist towelettes - single use only. ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
November 07, 10:13am

GoLite Infinity
Make no mistake. This pack has a lot going for it. As others have pointed out, its 3000 ci capacity is just about perfect for thru-hiking ultralighters. In terms of organizational ability it is fe...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 03, 3:30pm

Salomon XA Comp 2
I've enjoyed the weight, stability, and fit of the Salomon trail runners for years. Unfortunately the XA Comp seems to have devolved in recent times from a comfortable and durable product to one with ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 21, 2:01am