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Re: 4-5 day Western US Trip in March
One thing to keep in mind in Joshua Tree is that all water must be carried. For 4-5 days you're looking at a massive load or careful planning and stashing water along the way a priori. The na...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 4-5 day Western US Trip in March
January 26, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Re:
a rider is additional insurance (that rides on top of your base insurance) for particular needs. Needs like medical evacuation from a wilderness area or coverage in foreign countries. Once you ha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance hiking insurance
January 19, 9:28pm

Re: Re: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
"One thing to note is the drive a good bit longer than you mention especially in winter." I would have to agree. 6 hours from Chicago wouldn't get you much past Escanaba or Iron M...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
January 17, 10:52pm

Re: Something to add to pasta
http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Recipe-Mixes/Italian/Thick--Zesty-Spaghetti-Sauce-Mix "... At home I would be quite happy with some ketchup...." thank you for clarifying th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 17, 10:36pm

reduce your extra gear
You can use these guys techniques and reduce your gear. Won't need much except for the auger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x768VAsOQSw

In Fishing » Augers
January 09, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: Augers
"...Did find out about Strike Master offering 5-lbs ones, but read a lot a complaints about how slow they are to crank compared to Nils and Normark." One thing to remember is the revie...

In Fishing » Augers
January 08, 2:59pm

Spin fishing on the beach, Little Harbor, Catalina Island
Over the break I took my family to Catalina Island for a quasi-backpacking trip (I hiked in, my wife took the kids on the shuttle the 7 miles to the campground, Little Harbor). Since my eldest son...

In Fishing » Spin fishing on the beach, Little Harbor, Catalina Island
January 08, 11:46am

Re: Augers
I have moved away from the land of ice fishing, but I agree with above. If you are going through more than 2 feet of ice, you probably want some serious equipment. When I was a kid, we didn...

In Fishing » Augers
January 08, 10:12am

Re: Re: Re: WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
Come on people... this is bpl... someone should have suggested: http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-washers/=77rvswj1c1i4n0x7m8

In Multiple Use Gear » WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
January 07, 11:11am

Re: Great Ideas!
so you want a job to get some money to buy more gear? Why not cut out the middleman and start making the gear you want? You would get the gear you want and work at on the time scale you want. Al...

In GEAR » Soooo, I need a job.....
January 07, 10:12am

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