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About Me I'm currently a graduate student living in southern California who regularly hikes in the great mountains around the city, who writes a blog about my outdoor adventures and academic work (as the title suggests, I'm an archival studies student).
CityLos Angeles
StateCalifornia
My Website URLhttp://www.outdoorsyarchivist.com
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RE: Knife sharpeners
I feel like everyone has sort of covered most of what needs to be said for this topic, but I'll just quickly add my 2 cents, since I se the Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener (someone share...

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 09, 12:13pm

RE: Question for fellow side sleepers
I have spent so many years looking at threads about side sleepers! I am also a restless sleeper who basically spends all night rolling around. I'm currently using one of the new NEMO spoon shap...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
March 05, 5:47pm

RE: Bears in Yosemite
Interesting! I worked for YNP over the summer, and they truly so everything they can to minimize the accessibility of human food for bears. Canisters definitely work! And the rangers are really...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears in Yosemite
March 05, 5:30pm

RE: Exped UL7 medium wide!!!
I would randomly add that I use a UL7 S at 5'7" and it totally works super well. In fact, I was expecting it to be truly short (as in, more of a torso pad), but it basically fits my whole ...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 medium wide!!!
March 05, 5:28pm

RE: Outdoor Herbivore
I've always been really curious about Outdoor Herbivore, but the price seems kind of steep. Plus, sounds like it's kind of hit or miss. If at all possible, I think it's well worth the m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outdoor Herbivore
March 01, 11:28am

RE: Is there anything more filling than cheese?
I gotta second the cashew suggestion. Actually, any good nut mix is awesome, as long as it's not TOO salty. I'm a vegan now, but, I will admit that I miss the days of my good old block of c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there anything more filling than cheese?
March 01, 11:26am

Re: Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
Hmm, some interesting insights here. I've been really torn on whether or not it's worth getting a windshirt after all of this "non-breathing" stuff lately. I mean, in theory could...

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
February 22, 3:42pm

Re: What do you dehydrate?
Oh I can answer this one! I'm a vegan and heavily utilize my dehydrator for all kinds of things before I get one the trail. Here are a few of my favorite things lately: - Zucchini with all k...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What do you dehydrate?
February 12, 3:20pm

Re: favorite stakes
Great question! I've been working on this a bit recently, and depending on the conditions, generally use a combination of MSR groundhog stakes (not the little ones, but I want to try these out)...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
February 12, 2:53pm

Re: Question for Exped SynMat Owners
I think the previous posters have hit the nail on the head in terms of why the pad might have deflated! One thing that I would add: Shortly after getting my mat, I purchased an Exped Schnozzel p...

In GEAR » Question for Exped SynMat Owners
February 12, 2:39pm

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