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Tough Clothes for Desert Hiking
Nothing will prevent the penetration of spines, especially prickly pear. I have personally experienced mesquite spines going through truck tires. If heat is not a big issue, traditional denim wor...

In GEAR » Tough, but light clothes for desert hiking
November 27, 12:10pm

Gear Upgrades
It varies. If it had not been stolen, my 1960 Kelty packframe would still be in service when appropriate (albeit with new bag and hip belt). I still use my 1951 mil surp Mountain cook set for lar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 11, 9:10am

Temps
Pay close attention to the weather forecast. Arizona can get bloody cold at this time of year, including the Superstitions and Aravaipa. I recall one storm years ago in which Tucson received 6 in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Destination above 20 F in late November?
November 05, 6:28pm

Backcountry Eating
When all else fails....fingers!

In GEAR » What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
November 02, 9:56am

First Purchase
Many years ago, when I first started spending serious money on outdoor gear, my first purchase was a good down bag (from Gerry). We all used tarps. It was a good decade before I got a backpacking...

In GEAR » First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
October 26, 10:35pm

Dumbest Thing
Cast iron skillet to a high base camp on a climbing trip. We were starving students and it was all we had. Might have been multi-use as a piton or chock though.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 07, 6:06am

exotac weight
The fact that it is an exotac product is about all I need to know. Their stuff is really good, even if expensive. If you are going into an environment where you need these capabilities, the weigh...

In GEAR » fireSLEEVE by exotac - weight?
October 07, 5:57am

Hiking at Altitudes
I am fairly familiar with the country you describe-lived in and near Flag for years and climbed Humphreys numerous times. Bivvied outside on a couple of occasions, once when it was -30F in our sno...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 06, 9:29am

Re: Re: Snort.....
As a retired NPS archaeologist, I find this fascinating. It is true that if your trash persists long enough, it becomes treasure. Fifty years is the official yardstick. While the ranger might ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 18, 9:24am

Postscript
But they are good paragraphs....

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
September 14, 9:47am

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