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Minimalist Footware
Thanks for your frank article on this subject. For backpacking, I carry a pair of miminalist shoes purely for water crossings and for in camp. It's nice to have an "ultralight" tenn...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 11:10am

Tip on your veggie-noodle drain water
Dump the water into a separate pot and start off your gourmet meal with a nice simple soup. Add soy sauce, curry powder, chili oil, onion powder, dried herbs, (not necessarily all of that, but wha...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gourmet Backcountry Food
September 26, 10:54am

Re: Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
Just came back from the last southern portion of the JMT. Mother nature was not cooperating - lightening, hail, rain every day for several afternoons straight. Still, everybody had lightweight st...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 30, 4:57pm

Re: Solo Wilderness Security
I have no axe against guns. I question though the premises in your introductory paragraph that set the background of your question. Unless you are in an inherently dangerous environment, you do n...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
July 21, 12:57am

Food Revelations - four days in Yellowstone
Backpacked four days in Yellowstone this past June. I had ultralight gear and was wondering what the tour leader from boyscout camp was going to do for food. The camp did not have the resources f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Food Revelations - four days in Yellowstone
July 10, 12:52am

Down jacket and rain jacket is my choice
Montbell UL with the pockets, no rain 50 degrees Same with rain jacket, 35-50 degrees Rain in the 60s, rain jacket only. The above assumes in camp, not moving. When moving, my rain jacket alon...

In GEAR » 1 down jacket or rain jacket and vest?
June 09, 9:46pm

Nike Lunar Montreal+ water/camp shoe test results
Puchased a size 11.5. Weight without insert was 190 grams per shoe. 8-inch bathtube water test results - shoe floats upside down. Sole appears to be water impermeable. Water drained very well w...

In GEAR » Nike Lunar Montreal+ water/camp shoe test results
June 09, 9:30pm

Freestanding tent in the sierras in august
After several days of rain on two separate August trips to the Sierras, i vowed never against to take a non-freestanding tent at that time of the year there especially getting into kings canyon reg...

In Gear Lists » First-timer... JMT 2012
June 08, 12:23am

Minimalist Camp/Water Shoe - update question
I'm looking for a recommended minimalist running shoe for water stream crossing and camp shoes use only. I don't care for the 5-finger types, since I want maximum protection for stream cro...

In GEAR » Minimalist Camp/Water Shoe - update question
June 07, 10:54am

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