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NYT: As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End?
NYT: As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End? As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End?

In On the Web » NYT: As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End?
August 29, 6:46pm

0 - 20 syn quilt
It would add ten ounces (?) but I've layered two synthetic quilts (50 and 30 degree) down to the teens. It would (obviously) give you two quilts that could be used in different situations. Prob...

In GEAR » 0-20 Degree Synthetic Quilts
August 20, 4:41pm

re. WTB: Sea To Summit Pyramid Bug Net
I have a 'single' -- floor dimensions 87 x 48 inches. If that's the one you're looking for, let me know.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Sea To Summit Pyramid Bug Net
August 09, 9:16am

Re. Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
No -- at least in my experience, no. Though they look bad, I've never had all day wet feet turn into anything bad, even over a week or more. No increased blisters either.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 12:00am

Going solo
I generally prefer to backpack alone. Backpacking with others isn't terrible and in many ways great/superior, but on balance... That said, when I leave my partner for a night or a week, the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 18, 12:53am

re. MSR mini groundhogs adequate for use with Tarp Tent Notch on the CDT
I used a mix of 6" ti shepherd hooks and 6" carbon fiber 'tubular' stakes. Titanium Tent Stake - Ultralight - 6.25" (now being made by Dutchware Gear) http://lawsonequip...

In GEAR » MSR mini groundhogs adequate for use with Tarp Tent Notch on the CDT?
June 03, 7:23am

re Wind River conditions this year
I don't know about this year. And I don't know if this will be helpful or not but during the last two weeks of July last year the snow was fine -- a little but not a problem with no need fo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River conditions this year
May 29, 10:40am

Cleaning in water sources
"To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater." https://lnt.org/learn/7-prin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
May 27, 12:37pm

MICROspikes copycats
I was in a similar position (couldn't find MICROspikes in my size) and then found these copycats on Amazon: Glacier Chains GSC-XL Shoe Chains http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HXGT4C/ref...

In GEAR » Microspikes Alternative?
May 27, 9:52am

Re. Just got laid off and it stinks
If there's a BIG trip that's been rattling around in the back of your head for a while, this could be an opportunity. Losing a job is a pretty consistent theme on longer trails. No matte...

In Chaff » Just got laid off and it stinks.
May 22, 4:03pm

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