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leave no trace - snow shelters
I've been told and read that one should tear down your snowcave/shelter after your use of it is over - and even recently read that one should demolish their wind breaks. I wondered what others ...

In Winter Hiking » leave no trace - snow shelters
March 20, 6:24pm

April Hikes (West Coast or NE)
It looks like I might have time for a week to two week long solo trip (maybe longer) in April and was wondering if there were any sugestions from the group. I'm in the PNW so most of the trails...

In Pre-Trip Planning » April Hikes (West Coast or NE)
February 16, 2:46pm

cog railway
I would imagine any of the cog railways would allow that. . .Mount Washington in NH would be the obvious thought.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Train shuttles
February 16, 1:29pm

I can't imagine making Seitan from scratch in the field - It takes ~1hr to boil and has to be kneeded first. I think that this is one where making it ahead of time would be worth it despite the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Seitan
December 10, 9:39am

trekking in europe
Thanks William, I read that trip report a few months back and the haute route through the Pyrenees that looked pretty amazing. I'm thinking though that I would want something that is 2 weeks ma...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Spring in Europe
November 08, 6:09pm

Spring in Europe
It looks like I might have a few weeks Europe from Mid-April to Mid-May and I've never done any backpacking on the continent. I've got a lot of flexibility as to where I'll be flying in...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Spring in Europe
November 06, 12:20am

lunar duo
I shared my lunar duo with a friend who is 6'4 and he didn't touch either end by a few inches. . . again a two person tent.

In GEAR » Tent for Tall People?
October 29, 5:28pm

MYOG - Synthetic insulation
I inherited some synthetic insulation (sorry, not 100% sure the technical spec's), not enough for a quilt, but plenty for plenty of puffy hats or maybe a vest or something. The price is right -...

In Gear Swap » MYOG - Synthetic insulation
October 10, 5:12pm

more buying less stuff
Check out this article ( At the same time that I've been working toward a UL philosophy I've bee...

In Philosophy & Technique » An Ultralight Philosophy Outside of Hiking
September 21, 7:47pm

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In Gear Swap » Tarp shelter Integral Designs
September 10, 5:32pm

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