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Exodus Sandal
It looks like he hasn't posted in about a year but Ryan French was making custom sandals on here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_th...

In GEAR » sandals = blisters? Can't find proper fitting sandals
June 26, 4:45pm

Re: Dog Food
I don't have a dog :( ... so take my answer with a grain of salt, but... I have heard of people who backpack with there dogs preferring the higher caloric density food they buy from there ve...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dog Food
June 26, 10:29am

carbon felt
I would think carbon felt would work. Zen mentions a melting point of 4500°F: http://zenstoves.net/WickStoves.htm Some titanium foil over the top might be good to contain the ash.

In GEAR » flame resistant cloth for low impact cook fires?
June 22, 6:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Child Friendly Backpacking in Southern Cal.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lpnf/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=11049&actid=51 It was the Sespe river trail out of the Piedra Blanca Trailhead. It's just over the hill north of Oji...

In Gear Lists » Backpacking with Children - A Gear List for Two
June 17, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Child Friendly Backpacking in Southern Cal.
Hiking Jim and Angus: Great information! Thanks. I am always looking for trips I can take my kids on (4 and 6) and I haven't heard of any of these. I took my oldest down the Sespe for his...

In Gear Lists » Backpacking with Children - A Gear List for Two
June 16, 3:21pm

Re: nice options
I seem recall this discussion coming up in the past. There might be a MYOG thread making slippers out of blue sleeping pads. To really whittle down the weight people recommended slippers you get ...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 16, 1:27pm

Re: Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
... I thought I replied to this, but it looks like my post got lost in the ether.... 1) Don't know, but get something that can carry loads comfortably... try it on before you buy (or get so...

In GEAR » Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
June 11, 1:35pm

Re: The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
Do you like camping? You've never been camping but you are already buying backpacking equipment? You should first spend a few nights camping before you start buying backpacking equipment. ...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
June 10, 8:42am

Re: Re: Re: Leave on Lost Coast trip in a week
I think I bought the 2" Gulp sandworms. Someone mentioned MORF grubs and those are popular too. Most people recommend using a scented bait. The Gulp sandworms come pre-scented. You have t...

In Fishing » *Lightweight* Saltwater Kit
June 09, 8:51am

Re: Leave on Lost Coast trip in a week
Hey Daniel, I gave surf fishing a try for the first time this last New Years. I had a great time and the setup was pretty light. I made a post here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/...

In Fishing » *Lightweight* Saltwater Kit
June 08, 10:45am

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