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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

Electronics are just thebeginning....
Even years ago, when I began venturing into areas that were to become official wildernesses in 1964, it was obvious that our enjoyment was tech-enabled - things like heliarc welded Kelty backpacks,...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 7:10pm

Record Visits
By "disgusting," I assume the commenter indicates his displeasure for heavily visited parks. Most of these are big parks with lots of space and plenty of opportunities for solitude and r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » National Parks visits hit a record 249 million
January 14, 1:09pm

The perspective of a desert rat...
In a dry environment, wouldn't you want the fuel producing the most water? Heat, eat, capture the produced water, drink...Ah,life is good!

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 21, 9:45am

Hiking GC
If you have never hiked in the Grand Canyon before, I would recommend a corridor trip first, so that you will appreciate the Canyon's unique features, especially that you descend first, beating...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advanced-Beginner Trips in the GC?
December 19, 7:34am

car rescue
Some SAR ops are short and easy, some are long and arduous, and most fall somewhere in between....If you are a SAR volunteer, you take them as they come, and deal with the situation. Part of the a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Criticism after 'car park rescue' of Cairngorm walker
December 17, 10:54am

Light Bikepacking
You mention only two panniers, presumably for the rear rack. I have been very happy with two for the front, as well. They simplify organization and my bike (Surly LHT) is even more stable with th...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » How light is (or isn't) your bikepacking kit?
December 13, 3:04pm

Re: Mountainsmith Pinnacle
With respect to trekking poles, I can go much cheaper. My first was a replacement shovel handle - all of two bucks. Even cheaper was the mop handle I found on the beach - at a time when I desperat...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
December 05, 9:45am

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