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About Me Grew up in the PNW loving the Oregon Cascades and High Desert. Too many years in the Army "hiking" mountains in Afghanistan.
Settled down and getting back to my backpacking roots.
CityRaleigh
StateNorth Carolina
CountryUSA

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Sorry
Alas, I am heading back to the East coast on August 8th and the second half of July is the only time that would work for me. Another member PM'd me and it looks like i'll have at least one ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Summertime Joshua Tree Adventure?
June 03, 7:20am

Am I just a masochist?
Is it totally ridiculous to plan a trip in Joshua Tree for late July? Luckily, it looks like I'll only miss the full moon by a couple days, so hopefully night time travel will be less complicated.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Summertime Joshua Tree Adventure?
June 02, 9:03pm

Summertime Joshua Tree Adventure?
I'm working in San Diego for the Summer (transplant from North Carolina) and am looking for a partner to hike J-Tree (Fri/Sat/Sun) I have transportation, but if you can drive, even better so my...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Summertime Joshua Tree Adventure?
June 01, 9:03pm

Under a microscope
FWIW, mostly geared towards quilting and the like, my wife did a blog post last year about various thread under magnification. I did the scope work for her at my lab. http://www.owensolivia.blog...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polyester Core-Spun Thread Source
May 04, 5:00pm

Using too much
If you taste soap, you are using too much. I use 2-3 small drops and don't ever taste soap. The few times I have put more than that, I do taste soap.

In Multiple Use Gear » Dr. Bronners as Toothpaste?
March 26, 4:27pm

I've noticed that as well.
I haven't found anything worth buying the last 4 times i've stopped in at REI. I did purchase some fuel today, but that was to use up a gift card.

In GEAR » REI Dividend Coming
March 18, 6:49pm

Shelter/sleeping bag
Sorry, edit for my reading failure. Your whole shelter/sleeping bag setup is 74 ounces. I'm not too familiair with hammock setups, but I get away with a 10 ounce tarp, 28 ounce sleeping ba...

In Gear Lists » 3 season gear list
March 18, 6:40pm

Not necessarily to start an argument, but...
I grew up on these foods and am not obese, maladjusted, or mentally ill.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight meals for Kids
March 13, 7:19am

All day in the rain
I walked 25 miles up near the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC in a constant rain. I was wearing the Malpais Jacket with the Currant Mtn. pants. I stayed dry and they never came close to wetting out. Not b...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Malpais Trinity 3-Layer Liteshell Jacket Review
February 25, 4:39am

Give me a shout
Daniel, As a fellow survivor of The Deuce, I would be happy to have you along for a trip if you are still in the area (FBNC.) I'm up in Raleigh these days and I go on a trip at least once ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Getting Started
February 22, 9:51am

All Reader Reviews by Green Thumb

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MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
I really tried to like this filter. It is awesome for the first 10 gallons or so. After a couple months of light use(about one overnighter a month), the original filter element crapped out and the uni...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 17, 3:57pm