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I'm goin there soon
I'm actually headed to the Lost Coast this weekend. RE Gaiters: If you're hiking on the beach, I don't see why would need them. If you're hiking on land, they may be useful bec...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lost Coast Trail
September 24, 9:56am

Did some research on outdoor trip planning tools and sites...
Just wanted to share some research I have been doing recently about different websites and tools that I found online - specifically ones that help outdoor organizers plan trips for groups. I liste...

In On the Web » Did some research on outdoor trip planning tools and sites...
September 12, 11:31pm

i think they're doing that
I know some people over at Google and every time I mention that they said they have a small team working on that during their 20% project. Who knows what will come of it tho!

In GEAR » iPhone 5
September 12, 4:54pm

its possible
I did the JMT in 14 days back in 2008, and I thought I was pressing it from sunrise to sunset. However, NOTHING, went wrong on our trip. And we had no layover days. If anything goes wrong, you l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT - Can we/Should we?
September 10, 6:56pm

The positives are obvious, thats why I got my own bivy, the only downsides I've had are: * Don't get one without a face mask frame. Mine didn't have one and I got bitten like crazy ...

In GEAR » Do I need a bivy?
September 10, 3:05pm

My pack
I have a GoLite Jam pack, I love it and use it for every single use case you just described. There's all the new backpack / pannier coming up from SlingFin:

In GEAR » Pack for small trips/travel/biking
September 10, 12:16pm

thanks for the link
Thats a beautiful forum! It's so funny, I hunt for so long and some of these forums just fly under the radar. Another one that just got on my radar since my article is

In On the Web » Roundup of Backpacking Forums
September 06, 12:18pm

Here's a list
I found a list in doing some research of my own and specifically remember this gear list that was divided for a couple: Hope that h...

In Gear Lists » Couples long distance imbalanced gear lists
September 06, 10:15am

Roundup of Backpacking Forums
I've been looking into a bunch of different backpacking forums this past week to find out which ones are the most responsive and helpful with getting expert feedback on gear and pack weight. B...

In On the Web » Roundup of Backpacking Forums
September 05, 10:47pm

a brick
My 92 year old grandma just told me that when she was in girlscouts she put in heated rocks/bricks in her sleeping bag

In GEAR » "I'm a girl, and I don't make heat. It sucks." Sleeping bag opinions for super cold sleepers.
September 05, 4:06pm

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