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3 Hour Park
Grand Canyon can be a three hour park if you so choose, but there is more than enough there for three lifetimes, easily. The discussion so far has centered on the BS/K trail system, which is routi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 11, 9:09pm

Spot Gen 3
If you really want to save weight, don't carry it. Dan'l Boone and Lewis and Clark got by without one [This post is halfway serious. Many of us have survived many years without PLBs and...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Get a good one
I don't believe anyone is saying a knife is not useful, but it is putting the knife on the "essential" pedestal that is just a wee bit over the top. My experience has been primarily ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
March 19, 7:25pm

Re: uses for a knife
Interesting list, but I must say it is rather hypothetical. Im more than five decades of backpacking,climbing, SAR, and hiking, I have never had the occasion to use a knife for any of these tasks....

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
March 19, 6:15pm

Not that cold
I will repeat another's question - where in SNP are you heading? Mica Mountain is just below 9000' and it will still be pretty frosty up there, but temps down in the saguaro forest will b...

In GEAR » Extending a 30 Degree Bag to the mid to low 20s
March 17, 3:46pm

First Aid Kit
By far the most important item is training and knowledge - weighs nothing. A lot of what you need can be improvised, but I like to carry an Ace bandage and a couple of sterile gauze pads. In spec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 27, 9:53am

Re: Re: Gotta love REI
I just returned a digital watch I had purchased about six months ago when it turned defective. Absolutely no problems. And the nice lady at the register had a very engaging smile. This,BTW, was...

In Gear Deals » REI Changes Return Policy To One Year Time Limit
February 17, 3:22pm

Gear Shopping...

In GEAR » 'Everytime I Shop For Gear…"
January 30, 4:49pm

PR or GP
I purchased a PR about a month after it first became available. I have used it steadily ever since, mostly for bike touring and backpacking and hiking in fairly moderate temperatures. I have had ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pocket Rocket or SnowPeak GigaPower?
January 24, 8:02pm

touring/commuting bike
I am a happy commuter and tourer on my Surly LHT. Sometimes I have carried a fairly appreciable load when commuting, and I like the stability of a touring frame

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » novara, randonee or verita?
January 22, 9:27pm

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