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re: making the transition, seeking help with gear
Please take no offense but I smell a noob. LOL I am more of a lurker than a contributor on this forum but I would say that everyone has an opinion. I still use primitive camping gear because it i...

In GEAR » making the transition, seeking help with gear
October 18, 7:14am

Re: Use For Bigger Knives
I usually carry two knives: One a homemade belt knife with a 9" blade and 13" overall. The other is a little folder. Mr Witt to your question I answer as follows. I use mine as said a...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
October 17, 6:32pm

Re "To Pack or Not to Pack?"
Reading this reminds me of a story we like to tell about "pilgrims". As a buckskinner I do historical reenactments and blackpowder shots. We can tell pilgrims because they come through ...

In Editor's Roundtable » To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an 'essential' item in a lightweight hiker's overnight pack?
July 19, 5:38pm

Alternative ....
Thanks guys.

In GEAR » Alternative to a sleeping bag
July 01, 8:15pm

Alternative to a sleeping bag
Greetings all. I grew up on a bed roll and just cannot get used to the confines of a sleeping bag. Can anyone tell me of a lightweight alternative to a wool blanket and not as tight as a sleeping...

In GEAR » Alternative to a sleeping bag
July 01, 11:27am

Pods Coffee
This is rather late but I also enjoy coffee. Like what was reported above the bags work very poorly so I investigated coffee making techniques. "Cowboy" coffee is one alternative but ca...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using Espresso Pods for pack-it-out backpacking
July 01, 11:01am

Re Fire in lieu of sleeping gear?
One major problem with this is that many parks have fire requirements that may prohibit a large open fire. An old trick to keep a fire going all night is to create three sides to a box (open side ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire in lieu of sleeping gear?
June 29, 6:39pm

Re: Cheap, itchy-light wool undies
I wear mostly wool so I understand itchy. Most of the time I put a cotton undershirt and cotton boxer/briefs on. I have made my shirts out of brushed wool that is not as itchy. I did not realize...

In GEAR » Cheap, itchy-light wool undies
January 29, 5:09pm

Re: sleepwear
I dont want to get graphic on a family friendly forum but are you saying you sleep in just your briefs? Most of the time I sleep in a pair of pants and have had non of the problems you mentioned. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » sleepwear
January 22, 6:08pm

Re: Reverse Gear List
My area of hiking/camping is the northeast. To weed it down let us say late spring to early fall below tree line. I found it interesting how some you seem to rely on "gear" (food brough...

In Gear Lists » Reverse Gear List
January 20, 7:48pm

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