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Uke stuff....
I use a baritone uke. I tune to the first 4 strings on a regular guitar (EBGD - high to low) and get great results. Just gotta figure/make a nice, tough lightweight cover that has a bit of protecti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking into a backpacking guitar...
February 17, 1:53am

Thank you !
What a wonderful account ! Thanks so much for sharing. God bless you both. Charlie.

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunshine in the Sierra
November 09, 2:50pm

My day gig....
I currently reside in Melbourne, Australia where for the last 20 years or so I've installed fire sprinkler systems - (Fire protection engineer ?). I'm about to relocate to Nashville, Tenn a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 29, 3:11pm

Wonderful job. I've got the fabric, I've now got the inspiration. Thank you. Charlie.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Prettylight pack: Success
October 15, 10:43pm

Gradual shift ....
+1 Brian - I find (for me anyway) that it has been a gradual shift. The awareness of lightweight, the gathering of information and forming of opinion, the investigation of gear; it's weight and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Has lightweight packing really caught on?
August 22, 8:46pm

Backpickin' !
I got a couple of walkin' buddies who bring ukeleles and harmonicas. I'm a guitar picker, but won't bring a full size instrument, of course. I haven't even found a travel guitar tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Favorite Camping Music?
August 22, 8:14am

Australian point of view ....
Don't want to speak on behalf of all my fellow hikers Downunder, but I've noticed that there is still the leaning to the older, heavier gear out here. It's probably because we seem to f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Has lightweight packing really caught on?
August 21, 10:22pm

WM Antelope update ...
Thanks guys ! I did get the regular - they had one in stock ! Which is great for me - the supplier neglected to inform me the bag I had paid a deposit on WASN'T EVEN IN THE COUNTRY !!!!(I live ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF Sleeping Bag?
August 13, 12:51am

WM Antelope query
Hey guys - very glad I stumbled across this thread ! I've just made a hefty deposit on a WM Antelope bag. I'm 5'8 - 5'9 so I opted for the shorty version. Have I bought too little a...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF Sleeping Bag?
August 12, 4:28am

Trail breads ...
I like Pumpernickel as a bread. Pretty sturdy, ok with cheese, ok with PB &J. Lasts ok too. Not sure how calorically dense it is but it's not like white bread. Regards.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breadlike foods
August 02, 1:33am

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