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First MYOG quilt questions
First if the answer is just in another thread send me the link. I'm looking to build an APEX quilt. Mostly 3 season so 20-30 degrees will be fine. I only find OWFINC and Thru Hiker carrying ...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG quilt questions
December 30, 9:08am

Out with youth
For those that have youth, boys and girls, that are 14-21, the BSA has a great program that dovetails right into this idea. The program is Venturing, the youth are in charge and we as Advisors guid...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boys in the Wild (Short Film)
March 24, 8:19pm

Current Ozark Trail info
Just looking for current conditions, local weather, Water sources, advice. I'll be hiking the Courtois Section starting June 2 Northbound from Highway 32 and DD trailhead north to Onondaga. I h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Current Ozark Trail info
May 18, 3:11pm

Ok, after a discussion with my hiking companion(soon to graduate high school), I've discovered that the Ozarks are our destination. We've driven thru them alot but he's never got to hik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with my son
February 13, 7:37pm

time of year
We are looking at probably heading out just after graduation at the end of the school year. That lead me to head south from Chicago area as it's still potentially chilly to our north. john

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with my son
February 11, 2:23pm

Hiking with my son
Planning a backpacking trip with my son. We aren't newbies nor are we grizzled veterans. He will be graduating high school this year and we need one good backpack trip before I lose him to coll...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with my son
February 11, 12:20pm

your patth
Would you be willing to share your path? Hiked there last summer but didn't accomplish those miles. It's an area I want to go back to. John

In Post-Trip Reports » Nordhouse Dunes: Where the Wild Things Are
December 06, 7:47pm

oh, that way...
this is an "oh, that's how that works" post. I got the tarp pitch right this time! I'm a slow learner. but got the ridge line taught by tacking out the sides last. Once I did it, ...

In GEAR » New tarp setup
May 31, 3:57pm

vintage singers group on yahoo
there is a vintage singers group on yahoo groups that knows all about singer sewing machines. My wife a quilter and sewing machine collector(AAAAghhhh, giant treadles) recommended the group. John

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Help
May 24, 6:36pm

New tarp setup
So after you look at the pic, I'm looking for suggestions, comments, observations, etc.. This is my first time setting up the brand spanking new never camped in OES 8x10 Cat Cut Tarp and GoL...

In GEAR » New tarp setup
May 23, 12:25pm

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