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About Me I'm from Michigan and now I live in Texas. I have been an avid hiker and fisherman (spin and fly fishing) for most of my life. I have been a "traditional" backpacker and I am slowly trying to lighten my load.
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Bandana and pack towel
I never used to do much hygiene stuff (only bathing when it was sunny and a nice lake etc.) until I started consistently doing longer trips consecutively because I found that when I went on longer ...

In GEAR » Personal hygene (the naughty spot question)
June 30, 7:32am

Great support and good maps
Andrew......thanks for the download link. So far, I'm enjoying planning routes and downloading map. Also, I just want to say that I've already received quick and helpful support! I will...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 27, 6:46pm

Sorry for the confusion
I should have been clear. I was not sure if it would be compatible. If it worked for the S3, then it should work with the S5. I just could not find any specific information of its campatibility ...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 25, 4:54pm

Gai not samsung compatible?
Mike......thanks for the Gai recommendation, but it doesn't appear to be compatible with the galaxy. Which app do you recommend that is galaxy compatible? Have you used "backcountry navi...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 25, 4:22pm

What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
What do you think would be the best app to use for my Samsung Galaxy S5 as a backup to my etrex 30 or stand alone on shorter hikes (battery won't allow its consistent use on bigger trips)? I j...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 25, 1:27pm

2 Ideas
1) I don't think that you'll get significantly lighter on the reel without going really expensive with the newer magnesium reels. Any reel smaller (smaller spool) is going to have annoying...

In GEAR » UL spinning reel fishing setup?
June 22, 9:23pm

Why switch?
Lanian, just curious.....why are you switching from the 140 gr wool t-shirt? Bug protection? Heat? Durability? Also, was your wool T-shirt short or long sleeve?

In GEAR » Long sleeve hiking shirts
June 15, 4:59pm

2 shower options
1) Yes......it sounds like the aquatic center is the best option: http://www.pinedaleaquatic.com/thepac/home.html 2) This seems to be the pinedale campground with showers, but it seems to h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Cheap motel or hostel or place with a shower (campground) near the Wind River Range (preferably Pinedal area)?
June 15, 2:36pm

campground with showers?
Thanks for the idea......but driving 83 miles for a shower does not sound ideal. It may be the only option. The "Log Cabin" motel in Pinedale is 86 dollars. I'm thinking that there...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Cheap motel or hostel or place with a shower (campground) near the Wind River Range (preferably Pinedal area)?
June 14, 8:50pm

Cheap motel or hostel or place with a shower (campground) near the Wind River Range (preferably Pinedal area)?
Hi. I'll be spending 1.5 months backpacking in theWind River Range.....mainly on the west side near the Pinedale area. After a big hike and 1-1.5 weeks in the backcountry I like to clean-up. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Cheap motel or hostel or place with a shower (campground) near the Wind River Range (preferably Pinedal area)?
June 14, 8:22pm

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