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Best mosquito headnet
I'm going to be hiking the Bechler River in YNP in a couple of weeks and because of all the winter precip there the mosquitoes are likely to be numerous. Since I can't get a BPL mosquito he...

In GEAR » Best mosquito headnet
August 01, 12:12pm

Re: wrapping poles
Interesting. Thanks for all the advice. With the old rubber bike inner tubes, are you just tying the two ends together with an overhand knot after wrapping around the poles several times?

In Make Your Own Gear » tieing 2 poles together
August 19, 3:18pm

tieing 2 poles together
Instead of carrying a pole jack for a pyramid tarp I was going to us my 2 trekking poles. Was wondering what others have found to be the best, lightest and most secure way of tieing 2 trekking pole...

In Make Your Own Gear » tieing 2 poles together
August 16, 2:59pm

Surveillance for Lyme Disease
One thing that needs to be pointed out about the CDC national surveillance map, by convention, cases are reported by state of residence, not by location of exposure. So the few cases that are shown...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lyme Disease: Challenging Old Stereotypes
July 07, 10:14am

Re: La Garita loops
It is hard to do a loop in the La Garita. I've thought about going up the Creede trail (from Creede), intersecting the Colorado Trail/CDT at San Luis Pass, heading west on the CDT to the Skylin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Uncompahgre/La Garita loop trip?
July 01, 4:14pm

Re: Re: Uncompahgre/La Garita loop trip?
Thanks. I've done the Weminuche Wilderness trip to Chicago Basin in the past. It's beautiful, but very crowded. There are several possible loop trips in the Uncompahgre Wilderness: Bear Cr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Uncompahgre/La Garita loop trip?
June 30, 4:16pm

Uncompahgre/La Garita loop trip?
I'm looking for ideas for a 5-6 day (40-50 mile)loop trip in either the Uncompahgre or La Garita Wilderness areas in SW Colorado for late July/early August. I've done a couple of trips in t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Uncompahgre/La Garita loop trip?
June 28, 4:20pm

Re: Demand Pull-on
Thanks for the insights. I ordered a Rab Demand Pull-on in the XXL size as I normally wear XL and have seen other posts on Rab jackets recommending to order up one size, especially if you are going...

In GEAR » First Ascent BC-200, Rab Demand Pull-on
June 04, 1:55pm

First Ascent BC-200, Rab Demand Pull-on
Just wondering if anyone has experience with either of these jackets yet (or are you like me and waiting for someone else to buy it and try it first). I've been checking the older posts and see...

In GEAR » First Ascent BC-200, Rab Demand Pull-on
June 03, 12:18pm

Panny G2 vs GF1
In reading about the new Panny G2, I see that it has a built in electronic viewfinder, image stabilization in the body, video modalities similar to the GF1, body weighs 3 oz more than the GF1 (but ...

In Photography » Panny G2 vs GF1
May 14, 2:17pm

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