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Back to basics
Yep the satellite trick is an age old technique used by indigenous cyclists lost in the suburban wilderness.

In Philosophy & Technique » Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
January 08, 4:58pm

mIght solve one problem
I have one dog who walks and walks and turns and walks some more trying to figure out which direction to point. Now I know she just has a faulty compass. Next time I'll whip out my smartphone c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
January 06, 12:33pm

stretch tape
I always carry the stretchy cloth sports tape that is lightly adhesive. It is about 3" wide. It can be used to wrap cut or hurt paws and will stay on.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » safe dog
October 18, 4:34pm

Cannisters are required
A couple of years ago the Sierra NF started requiring canisters. The Ursack is acceptable. Personally I have backpacked all over the San Joaquin region for over 30 years and have never had a bear i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Humphreys Basin - food/bear strategies
July 17, 5:43pm

Sony Nex
If you want the larger sensor of a dSLR the Sony Nex line is a good choice. They have a number of lighter weight lenses. I have a Nex 6, which is the closest to a dSLR like camera of the line. The ...

In Photography » Minimalist Interchangable-Lens Camera Kit
July 03, 1:06pm

Mixed Feelings about GPS
I hike in the Sierra Nevada. Mostly it is so open and vertically differentiated that you can get along fine with a compass and map. Heck, I seldom use a compass. I don't think I will carry a GP...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is GPS All in Our Heads?
June 21, 4:34pm

I'd be skeptical
Every once in awhile some comes up with a wearable repellant. So far none that I have seen tested work. The latest is Off's clip on. Consumers found it completely ineffective. Even funnier, it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Has anyone used these?...please chime in: Insect Repellent Bracelets
June 22, 9:58am

Lightweight triop - Benro
I just received my Benro A-150EXU from B&H. Most important detail first, it weighs 2.2 lbs as claimed. It is pretty amazing for the weight. My standard dSLR set up which weighs 2.5 lbs feel...

In GEAR » light tripod for dslr
June 13, 10:56am

I take a few precautions
I never leave money, car keys etc in camp. That is just too tempting. Pretty much the same with camera gear and electronics, if I have any. I wouldn't leave anything small and valuable, like a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base camp unattended with gear in relatively popular backcountry sites? Any bad experiences or advice?
June 04, 5:15pm

Not sure my Dog would be safe in tent
I have one dog who likes to shape his bed by pawing at it. He can qet quick energetic. He does this to the covers of my bed when he gets up on it. I am not sure that a tent could handle. My dogs sl...

In GEAR » Tarptents and dogs?
June 04, 11:51am

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