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About Me Hiking since childhood, currently heavily involved with Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts. Not ultralight yet but slowly heading in that direction.

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Thanks folks!
Thanks for all the input. Some great ideas here, including the one that made me say "duh!" - some of them will already have decent lightweight shoes. I'll still have a fight on my han...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 20, 6:53am

Re: "Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
Isn't Big Bend where those "rock climbing bears" were videotaped this past spring? Maybe that put someone in the OMG BEARZ headspace and they had to Do Something.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
August 18, 2:39pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
If I can ever sit down again, I'd probably be interested in the 24" carbon version. I've been known to carry an Alite on hikes in the past. I suspect the biggest issue might be keep...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 13, 8:30am

Lick Creek, Hoosier NF, Indiana
This will quite likely be the wimpiest post-trip report on BPL ever. But that's pretty much what I was after; the point of this trip was not to make miles, but to test out some new gear, check ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lick Creek, Hoosier NF, Indiana
August 13, 8:26am

Economy Trail Runners?
I'm working on pushing our Boy Scouts to lighter weight gear. One big issue is footwear. Generally the boys are in whatever boot is cheap from WalMart or perhaps Gander Mountain at the time whe...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 09, 8:06am

Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
If you want stupid-simple and overly conservative, BSA is now requiring us to abide by the "30-30" rule: seek shelter as soon as the difference between flash and bang is less than 30 seco...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 08, 6:18pm

If you want to get fancy
Try http://sectionhiker.com/square-tarp-pitches/ for more ideas.

In GEAR » New Tarp User Questions
August 08, 6:48am

More Idiots With Drones
Drone crashes into famed hot spring at Yellowstone National Park As a techie myself, I'm getting increasingly annoyed with the morons who have been enabled with widespread drone technology. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
August 07, 7:17am

Thanks folks
Just compared my gear list for an overnight next week with one from an overnight I did in March. I'm too lazy to type the whole thing in anywhere, but my skin-out weight has gone from 46 pounds...

In Gear Lists » Thanks folks
August 06, 7:21pm

Scouting at its best
Is there a trade-in program where we can swap our old-school HA trainer for you?

In Editor's Roundtable » Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)
August 06, 11:02am

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