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Weightvs.safety
At best,the relationship between the weight of the gear carried and safety is indirect. What counts is your knowledge and skills. If you know what you are doing, and the conditions you will face,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 12, 11:23am

Rope
If I had just one rope, it would be dynamic, prob. around 10mm or so, maybe 11mm. You won't worry about either weight or cost on the first occasion when your tender body is entirely supported ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » rope recommendations
February 09, 1:55pm

Boots
+1 to Caffin's comment. Way too inflexible and rigid (like the boots they require)

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Scrambling Boot recommendation needed
February 09, 1:45pm

Trail Work
Good thread. My first outdoor job was on trail crew at Saguaro NP (summer ,57). That was all the Kool-Aid I needed to start an outdoor career in the NPS. I still take time to do brush trimming or...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
February 09, 1:34pm

Camp views
You are out in fairly unspoiledcountry. Is there such a thing as a bad view?

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 07, 12:10pm

Elephant bag
I have used one successfully along with warm upper clothing - well worth carrying, but a mammoth bag is even better, especially a woolly mammoth bag.

In GEAR » elephant foot bag in lieu of survival bivy, blankets, etc
February 05, 8:14am

Running
I was a consistent runner for about 35 years, progressing from one to two milers to marathons. It made an enormous difference in my hiking/climbing and in life in general. I also biked a lot and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
January 28, 9:23am

heat stroke
Get your miles in early - start at first light and utilize those golden hours. Take it easy at midday.

In Philosophy & Technique » Instant cold pack for heat stroke treatment
January 22, 8:24am

Park visits
Remember that the boundaries for Channel Islands National Park extend seaward for one nautical mile from the islands, so the counted vessels were inside the park. The values of that park are much ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » National Parks visits hit a record 249 million
January 22, 8:11am

UL Refrigerator
I hear that there is such a thing. Will it keep ice cream frozen? Where can I get one?

In Philosophy & Technique » UL Refrigerator
January 19, 7:12pm

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