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Re: Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
Very interesting. Thank you for sharing this."Be careful and use common sense – but don't be intimidated" - AMEN! Reading the post I reflected on similar experiences. I frequent ar...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 7:23am

Re: Re: Re: Ocean Packrafting?
Craig - This is doable. And an awesome idea, I might add! Especially if you're just skirting along the shore you can adjust if weather/wind gets unmanageable. Crossing larger bodies is more of ...

In Packrafting » Ocean Packrafting?
November 13, 8:01am

RE:Re: Adventure Medical Kits SOL Escape Bivvy
Funny - I actually just used this as part of a shelter system 2 weeks ago. I wanted to catch the changing leaves so headed to a WMA for a 1-night hike/packraft/camp excursion; I've also been w...

In GEAR » The SOL Escape Bivvy
November 13, 7:29am

RE:Re: Re: Re: Whaa? "Aluminized cuben" ?
Wow John - what a mission. Sounds like you're heading into this challenge w/a good gameplan and (hopefully!!) great tech to persevere. Tackling this in the Mojave is even more dramatic. I wish ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
October 30, 7:32am

Re: actively choosing to bring things
+1 Jennifer. "Backpackling light" has essentially led to "backpacking balanced". As many of us are expressing the benefits of careful gear selection has led to greater enjoyment...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 3:46pm

RE:Re: RE: Prodigy
Tim - That sounds doable. Thanks again so much for the input; I'm placing an order soon!

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 25, 8:32am

RE: Prodigy
Hmmmm...the Prodigy is sounding pretty good. Can it be thrown in the washing machine easily? Ideally I want as little fuss w/sleep system as possible. If care+maintenance are better than down &...

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 25, 7:44am

Thanks!
Great feedback folks - I really appreciate the info. Tim: thanks for swooping in w/the current market info for quilts - yes, you ARE one to know! I've heard excellent reviews of your items &...

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 24, 9:51am

Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
Hey folks. I'm looking hard at the MLD Spirit but wanted any feedback about any other comparable contenders. Specifically I'm looking at synthetic (vs down for SE humidity +condensation) an...

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 24, 7:17am

RE:Re: Re: Packraft dynamics
Michael - I've had success w/a kayak anchor (http://www.seattlesportsco.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2154&idcategory=127) but definitely not "UL". This is good for whe...

In Packrafting » Packraft dynamics
September 15, 7:28am

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