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Thanks for all the input,. I feel a little better now. When I hiked the Juan De Fuca trail I did use my sil shelter quite successfully, however we never really had to camp completely on the beach, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » tarp shelters on the beach?
July 03, 5:47pm

Modify? or return?
I in no way want to hamper your enthusiasm for this DIY project, but you should realize that Sierra Designs have amazing warranty support on their products, so if the "bad spot" isn't...

In Make Your Own Gear » NeoAir Hacking
July 02, 10:06pm

tarp shelters on the beach?
I'm considering going back to the West Coast Trail, when I did it last time I carried close to 80lbs. When I did the juan-de-fuca trail I was down to 30lbs, and last weekend I was down to 17lbs...

In Philosophy & Technique » tarp shelters on the beach?
June 30, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Sat phones
Both of these satellite phone networks are actually very similar, they are both constellations of moving satellites, and not the geostationary satellites of old, they are both of roughly the same a...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
October 29, 3:46pm

Re: BSA discrimination policy
Daryl: I have heard this same thing before, it really does sound like the religious zealots have run away with the BSA. For an interesting view of the BSA you can see Penn & Teller's epi...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 29, 3:40pm

The state of Scouting in the USA
As someone who has been an active scouting member for 27 years, I am saddened by what the BSA hold as policies. It is really unfortunate that an organization founded by such a forward thinking man ...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 28, 10:42pm

Sat phones
I don't have any first hand experience with SPOT, and I never carry any similar device backcounty. I have however played with satellite phones while providing communications during emergency...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
October 28, 10:34pm

Canada
Here in Canada Scouting is a little more open and accepting. Scouts Canada has been completely Co-ed for 10 years or so (no group is allowed to exclude girls) and was partially co-ed 10 years befor...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL Scouting for Girls
October 28, 10:26pm

Black bear encounters
What Eric said about how to behave around different types of bears is spot on, follow that advice and you're pretty well set. David said something about bear spray being required in Alberta....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black bear encounters
October 28, 9:57pm

The Alaska search and rescue thin line
I have been volunteering with SAR for over 10 years now. Here in Canada ground SAR is the responsibility of the local police, which for rural Alberta is the RCMP (the "Mounties.") The usu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Alaska search and rescue thin line
October 28, 9:37pm

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