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gmrs and repeaters
gmrs radios that can do the splits to use repeaters are more expensive than the typical radios most people buy in the blister packs, also gmrs repeaters are fairly rare these days. I doubt there wo...

In GEAR » Two Way Radio Question
May 15, 7:44pm

what snow pack?
There is not much snow to speak of right now in the trinities unless you are on the highest peaks. If you are totally unfamiliar with snow camping then it could be a little daunting but this i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-5 days in the Trinity Alps Wilderness
March 17, 7:18pm

amateur radio
There is surprisingly good repeater coverage in some very remote areas where I like to hike, we also have people who monitor the "wilderness" frequencies to extend the coverage. APRS...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Linked Ham Radio Repeater System Instrumental in Hiker Rescue:
December 04, 9:01am

doesn't look right
My ursack doesn't have a grommet where the rope pulls through, just two melted holes on the inside of the closure. Mine is an S29 "all white".

In GEAR » Ursack S29 AllWhite question for owners
September 10, 12:20pm

too many good places
There are many great trailheads and destinations in the Trinities, do you want lakeside, forest, stream side, granite, it goes on and on. There are a few great underused trailheads that will no...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » (LF Hikers) Little South Fork Lake - Trinity Alps
September 06, 1:03pm

tyvek
The tyvek house wrap is not the same as the soft structure tyvek used in garments, 1443r is supposedly more breathable than sil-nylon and way more breathable than tyvek housewrap. I don't k...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Windshirt -- Squamish, Houdini or Tyvek?
September 05, 4:10pm

I have one
I have this pack and while it is 2 pounds the hip belt works incredibly well for me. Capacity is as good as my medium sized ULA catalyst and the construction is very good. It is a good pack for 125...

In GEAR » Mountainsmith Haze 50
August 30, 1:55pm

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wow pre-coffee deja vu

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 29, 7:58am

been there
That photo reminds me of the hike to the top of Mt Lassen, lines of people snaking up the trail. Slow people holding up the procession because of narrow stretches, lots of people eating the concess...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » traffic jam
August 28, 10:37am

alcohol works
I have very good results cleaning pots with denatured alcohol, just spray on and let it sit and the soot scrubs away.

In GEAR » Sap residue on pot from twig fire
August 20, 12:45pm

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