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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.
CityEvansville
StateIndiana

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Re: Re: Re: Changes in Gear Deals Policy?
I haven't been around long enough to know the history & politics of Gear Deals. But I do find a lot of value here. I don't have time to hunt around all the various gear sites looking...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 5:02am

Re: GGG #8 Planning/ Which Vendors?
I'd like you to invite vendors I've never heard of who make high-quality lightweight gear that I can't live without. Might be a tough thing to find though. But I can't say vendor...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG #8 Planning Survey
May 24, 4:46am

Another view
NYT Op-Ed: "No, the flaw was not in the system, but in the cultural celebration of sport-assisted suicide. I love Potter’s spirit, but not his actions. The kind of cliff-diving that Potter d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 22, 6:56pm

Fresnel magnifier
Amazon has 'em at $5 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003F2WLYS

In GEAR » Reading glasses
May 21, 10:33am

Re: ULA Cuben Circuit and Catalyst on Massdrop
Looks like they save about 2 ounces over the stock Robic, with pretty much the same cost if they get 8 takers.

In Gear Deals » ULA Cuben Circuit and Catalyst on Massdrop
May 19, 9:02am

Or...nothing at all
Just realized I solved the same problem in a completely different way. When the coating started wearing off my pot handles, I put them in the fire and burned the rest off to tidy it up. I'm usu...

In GEAR » re-coating handles on Evernew pot
May 18, 4:43am

Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
Also the subject of a NYT editorial this morning: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-what-wild-has-wrought.html?ref=opinion

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 17, 5:55pm

Re: re-coating handles on Evernew pot
You're thinking of "tool dip" - you can get it at Amazon, among lots of other places. Maybe even WalMart. Plastidip/Performix is the one I've used (http://www.plastidip.com/). The...

In GEAR » re-coating handles on Evernew pot
May 17, 12:19pm

Re: Grizzly bear charges man, closes trails in Banff National Park
Vancouver Sun could use some tighter editing. I was puzzled for a moment as to why a hiker would be eating an elk carcass. I guess it'd cut down on your carried food weight...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
May 14, 5:22pm

Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
No hip belt would mean no pack for me, with my back. Well, maybe I could manage three or four pounds, but I'm nowhere near THAT light yet.

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 13, 12:07pm

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