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Off-Limits Areas
A huge percentage of the NP is off-limits to visitors and the "Govt" doesn't want easy access to these areas. It will take an act of God to allow even restricted pack-rafting.

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: The Fight to Permit Packrafting in the Grand Canyon
March 12, 4:37pm

Paddling Strokes
Elaine is showing some "bracing" with the paddle. She is obviously an experienced kayaker. Several trips to a calm lake or harbor would be recommended for practicing forward, backward str...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Little Alpacka Packraft can Play with the Big Kids
March 10, 7:19pm

Dupped in Retrospect
A year ago I started receiving BP issues from a XMAS gift subscription and bought a Gregory Baltaro 70 based upon the good recommendation from BP. I got it from Backcountrygear on sale. Now have le...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » devastaded
February 14, 6:56pm

Salt-Sugar Balance
The need to plan-out and track sugar and salt consumption of all the hiking partners would be a prime lesson to learn. The physical excersion is going to deplete your system of these necessary comp...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ration Planning Project
February 14, 1:41pm

Other Possibilities
Other items not already mentioned include: 1. smoke salmon in the long-shelf-life, no refrigeration packages. 2. fresh carrots in the "baby-size" package can last 4-5 days w/o spoiling....

In Philosophy & Technique » Meal Plan for thru-hike
February 07, 1:45pm

I think the latest Rambo movie shows how special-ops training is required to use the weapon properly in a really threatening scenario. I don't carry.

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
February 04, 5:37pm

Satellites in General are Problem Plagued
Based upon working on the GPS IIF Satellite program for two years, the complexity of the hardware and software is so overwelming that "reliability" is compromised because schedule/cost pr...

In GEAR » WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
January 28, 4:47pm

40th Anniversary as TJ Customer
Pronto Market liquor store at the corner of Citrus and Hwy 10 in West Covina is the original location for TJ's. When I was eight years old, I bought bubble gum for the baseball cards and Rocky ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trader Joe's Noob
January 18, 11:12am

Newbie Perspective
The success of a usergroup-type website depends upon the diversity and experience of the members who post reports that provide a slice of heaven on earth that would be difficult for the others to e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Continue with BPL Membership?
January 14, 10:34am

The weather was a high to low transition, it rained on the last section back to the trailhead. Sea level to 1500ft and back. I only sat down once after the symtoms appeared so maybe lying on my b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vertigo
January 09, 11:33am

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