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Lightweight heavy load packs: are they really "better?"
I keep waiting for something to come along that is "better" than what I now use. I have a year 2000 version Kelty Cloud 60. I have removed all the extra clips and the frame sheet (I fol...

In Editor's Roundtable » Light Packs for Heavy Loads: State of the Market Report
September 17, 3:23pm

Re: The answer is No.
Robert: which GPS unit are you saying can't use lithium batteries?

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 16, 6:07pm

Re: Re: Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
The shot is taken in SEKI from Monarch Divide across the South Fork of the Kings with the Great Western Divide in the background.

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 13, 12:49pm

Re: The answer is No.
Robert: which GPS unit are you saying can't use lithium batteries?

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 12, 10:19pm

My Experience with my Foretrex 101
I got it and have been having fun playing with it. I am definitely amazed. It works reasonably well under light tree cover. I have used it on two day hikes to map the trail. I just turn on tr...

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 11, 8:49pm

Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
Can lithium batteries be used in the Foretrex 101 GPS unit? If yes, which setting should be used - "Alkaline" or "NIMH?"

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 11, 6:35pm

Re: John, thougts on wrist compass
HI Brett! One of the main trail heads into the Sierras is Florence Lake in the Sierra National Forest. It is the starting point for hikes into Evolution Basin, and the northern area of Kings Ca...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 21, 10:17am

The compromise
I also agree that setting the declination is important - otherwise too much effort screwing around with adding, subtracting and making mistakes. I see the purchase of a GPS device as an need to ...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 20, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Compass w/ Good Sighting and Baseplate
The Brunton 54LU compass looks great - only 1.4 oz, but you can't set the declination.

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 19, 2:07pm

Lost Art
Right - navigating with a compass is a lost art. I learned how to do it in 1959 as a Blister Rust Control Checker for the USFS in the Sierras. We used to run parallel statistical sampling lines f...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 18, 8:13pm

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