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Masshole Here
It is great to see some other New Englanders on here! I am located just south of Boston (Canton) but try to get out all over New England. I generally solo but would definitely be game for doing som...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New Hampshire, Maine, VT hiking partner
August 26, 11:24am

The high SPF Chapstick is in! I had considered pants instead of shorts but I was afraid I would get too hot while hiking. I was planning on temps from the 20's through 80's which my layerin...

In Gear Lists » First Time Sierra Gear List - Advice Needed
August 21, 3:41pm

First Time Sierra Gear List - Advice Needed
I am heading out to the Sierra for the first time next month. I have been honing in on a lightweight system for a while now. I am pretty happy with my kit for the East Coast but want to enlist some...

In Gear Lists » First Time Sierra Gear List - Advice Needed
August 21, 7:40am

My Experience
I am no expert on the park but I had a great 2 night trip in Shendoah last October. I was in the Big Run area which is one of the few wider areas where you can do good loops. The details of my trip...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 15-20 mile loop near Northern Virginia (Shenandoah, GWNF, etc.)
August 20, 10:21am

Thanks for the feedback and the moral support on my Kitty Cat lid! After combing through BPL forums and the internet I figured 1.75 inches was the ideal height. Since the bottom of the majority...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
July 22, 3:31pm

Weight + Cat Lid
Whoops, I put the weight in what I thought was a caption for the picture but it didn't show up. The whole setup minus the stakes (which are part of my shelter) weighs 2.7 ounces. No love fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
July 22, 6:09am

Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
I made my first MYOG Stove! I used Brian Green's stove design (except with aluminum versus titanium) and borrowed heavily from Howard Johnson's windscreen/pot stand design. Brian Green&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
July 21, 7:09pm

It can get hot
There will definitely be Mosquitos. I treat my clothes with Permethrin and they leave me alone. I would plan for temps into the 90s with high humidity. Be sure to bring rain gear as it can get pret...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail clothing in July
June 23, 4:00pm

Some thoughts
I don't see a sleeping bag on your list. Here are a couple ideas to make up for the added weight of the bag: If you are bringing a Driducks rainsuit you can lose the camp pants. You can ...

In Gear Lists » finally made a gear list, scary.
June 17, 10:09am

Thanks for the feedback. I think I will just go with a tarp. One of the primary reasons I love hanging is because of the flexibility it gives me to set up camp anywhere on the heavily forested and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hammocking in the Sierra
June 08, 9:24am

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