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Junk? Bah.
Just this morning on a 13 mile hike with a group of scouts (5000 ft up the mountain, 5000 ft down the mountain: I love the sound of exhausted adolescents), I was discussing trail food. Most of the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » GORP
July 21, 5:19pm

WalMart packs
For my 10 year old son, I just purchased an Outdoor Products Arrowhead 8.0 from WalMart for $30. It weighs in at 34 oz, which should be very reducible (cut 2 oz by removing the dopey handle off the...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Youth Scout Packs?
July 11, 5:35pm

Bears vs critters
Years ago on the JMT I did have a couple of uncomfortable (for me) encounters with a bear that never got past the sniffing around stage. Those were the days before mandatory canisters, and we hung ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie question
July 11, 2:29pm

REI
My local REI has only big, heavy Nalgene bottles: you'd be better off with original packaging in travel-sized items. I'm currently trying to scour through the house for little bottles I can...

In GEAR » Where to buy dropper bottles
July 10, 2:13pm

Going to ground: group dynamics
I was forced to ground last week when I accompanied a group of boy scouts on a 14 mile overnighter trip. The scoutmaster picked the site and my only option at that point was to leave the group or h...

In Hammocks » Going to ground?
July 10, 9:30am

What Dean said
Dean pretty well summed it up, so I'll just add my vote for pants-only. One pair of thin nylon pants for a trip, and a pair of long johns for insulation. But I'm a wimp who doesn't camp...

In GEAR » pants vs shorts vs convertibles
July 09, 1:30pm

Hydration
I did chuckle a bit at the original post. I took out two of my sons last week on an overnighter where they both wore my packs from the 1980s: Kelly external frame packs with the original pack bags ...

In GEAR » How do you pack without pockets?
July 02, 9:57am

Pilgrimage
Paul, that was lovely. I love your choice of the word "pilgrimage;" it nicely captures the recuperation of spirit that can come only through extended silent introspection. Recuperation of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » how many of you do solo trips?
June 30, 11:43pm

Re: Re: how many of you do solo trips?
I was in the same boat as Daniel for 18 years of marriage (still going strong, by the way), when an Unexpected Career Event came our way. My wife looked at me one stress-filled evening and said, &q...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » how many of you do solo trips?
June 30, 8:43am

Tilley
I was going to say that I wouldn't be caught dead in one of those dorky SA Adventure hats, but I wear a Tilley; obviously my judgement is severely compromised. There's nothing UL about m...

In GEAR » Sun hat
June 21, 10:35am

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