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Why do bikes need access to the wilderness? More is to be gained by opening up private lands.
I have yet to understand from this lengthy discussion why bicycles need access to wilderness. There are tremendously fun places to ride on federal, state, and local lands, without even needing to o...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 03, 11:20am

hammock?
Hammock people- Couldn't you shorten the length of the fabric on one side of a hammock and pretty much get a custom angle? I know that this doesn't address how to make a wedge on the ground...

In GEAR » Sleeping wedge? Thoughts on how to do this...
November 21, 4:37pm

NPS: camp at least 1.5 miles from Badger Pass
NPS says that you must be at least 1.5 miles away from Badger Pass to camp. See the brochure- http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/badger-winter.pdf

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
November 17, 11:33am

tent options-
Type "Family Tent" into the search bar and you will find lots of good discussion and options for backpacking. Aside from the usual tent considerations here are a few family specific ones ...

In GEAR » Yes, another "which tent" thread
November 14, 11:31am

Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
Andrew, The dictionary definitions are useful, but if you want to get at what it meant in 1964 I'd suggest looking at what is known as the 'legislative intent.' Speeches and committee ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 4:36pm

wildlife
There are not a lot of studies that have looked at hikers versus bicyclists on trails and their respective impact on wildlife. You can make some educated guesses as to the impact, such as it is ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 2:48pm

grouch- how valuable is the crowd sourced data?
I looked at OSM trail data for much of the northern California coast (SF-Oregon boarder) for work and the quality was all over the map (pun intended). Some of it was spot on, while other trails wer...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
October 31, 4:13pm

Bluesign
I don't know if they cover down, but this is probably what you were thinking of. I have encountered it more in Europe, but Patagonia seems to use it for some of their products as well. Blue ...

In On the Web » Renewable down standard
October 20, 1:22pm

If you have the time, make your own
Another option is to make your own quilt. I modified a Ray Way Quilt kit(synthetic) for my now 3 year old and she mostly stays underneath it. It packs down pretty small and will hopefully last her ...

In GEAR » Children's Sleeping Bag Recommendations
October 16, 12:07pm

I'll take the shirt
I'll take it if it is still available. I sent you a PM. Thanks! -Peter

In Gear Swap » FS: IBEX Men's Small button front shirt, iRiver voice recorder/mp3 player
October 09, 1:56pm

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