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RE: 30* quilt for April NoBo start on AT. Doable or just stupid?
I also think this is a totally reasonable decision. I did the same for the JMT and had a few nights that were into the low 20s and found eating a candy bar before going to sleep (or when you wake ...

In GEAR » 30* quilt for April NoBo start on AT. Doable or just stupid?
December 19, 9:24pm

re: "New to fishing, need help!"
@ Richard - Excellent post. really clear, focused and accurate. I began a spin fisher in the 80s while backpacking but have also migrated to fly fishing exclusively. Only a few times last year on ...

In Fishing » New to fishing, need help!
September 20, 6:40pm

Re: just finished the JMT... a few observations and thoughts
Thanks for the thoughts and your observations. I can say that during my solo JMT last september, the few people I met and spoke with, I wished I had spent more time with. Everyone seemed really e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » just finished the JMT... a few observations and thoughts
September 20, 6:36pm

lower pack weight, more scenery in greater comfort
I'll echo what others have said. A lighter pack has allowed me access areas and cover more ground than I would have. I'm from a generation of macho driven backpackers where the more you ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How important is pack weight to your overall experience?
September 20, 6:25pm

re:whats your fly and bubble rig
Remember the bubble is really the weight that loads your rod tip in order to cast the fly and when you real in, even a bit, the fly will be dragged in the water. when fly fishing your drag teh fly ...

In Fishing » What's Your UL Fly and Bubble Rig?
May 25, 7:18pm

Canon S100
+1, great little camera that is a significant improvement from Elphs (in my opinion). my go to backpacking camera.

In GEAR » Looking for a New Little Camera
May 25, 7:04pm

re; how to cook fish about 10k ft w/o fire?
I ate fish every day on the JMT this past September. Clean and cut head/tail and place into pot. I used 0.9 Ti pot with caldera cone. Then boiled into a soup either seaweed or other asian dri...

In Fishing » How to cook fish above 10K ft without fire?
March 09, 7:49pm

fishing for food
TJ, I hiked the JMT this september and built the entire trip around fishing. I fished for a 4-5 hours daily, ate fish daily and even planned about 1/2 my dinners around fish as the main protein ...

In Fishing » Fishing the PCT
January 23, 8:48pm

RE: family sues over girl's death at Big Four Ice Caves
it's always someone elses responsibility when something tragic happens and never your own bad decisions or an accident, particularly, in our country, when dollars are involved. This "blam...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Family sues over girl's death at Big Four Ice Caves
December 23, 6:11pm

BPL and Goosefeet stickers for my laptop
sent money for a couple of BPL and Goosefeet stickers. Thanks,

In Gear Deals » New BPL and GooseFeet stickers
December 22, 8:19pm

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