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Re: Re: Re: Banned by Jardine
I posted some complimentary remarks about Ray when we thought he was all but dead and gone. Defended him as the true pioneer of UL. On BPL Forums too, so he reads this stuff. Found I couldn't get t...

In Make Your Own Gear » confusion with Ray Way
November 29, 6:26am

Re: Ray Jardine
Years ago I read his first, PCT hiking book, and visited his web site. He was a fresh voice with a unique new approach, as I recall it. He inspired me and many others to get onto the now familiar u...

In GEAR » Ray Jardine closes shop
October 27, 8:25am

Re: Bear Boxes in The Sierra's
Ken, Yes there are several excellent loops in Sierra that can be done bear box to bear box. The loop from Crescent Meadow on the High Sierra Trail down Big Arroyo, returning via Black Rock Pass ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Boxes in The Sierra's
September 28, 9:37am

Can failures
I use Bearikade after experiencing Ursack failure when that was legal in Sierra NP. Info on recent Bearikade and Bear Keg problem is that failure was due to "user error." Not specific, must be ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Boxes in The Sierra's
September 28, 9:30am

User comments on seller's site: I'm seriously interested in light frame packs. W...

In GEAR » New cheaper Luxurylite frame pack
July 10, 10:46pm

Big Agnes Horsethief
I'm hanging onto my Horsethief, a first year model, maybe changes since. Mine is very warm, well made, roomier than most and very affordable since imported. The pad sleeve works very well, no insul...

In GEAR » Sleeping bags without bottom insulation
July 09, 11:23am

New cheaper Luxurylite frame pack
Looks like a much more affordable (but heavier, all aluminum with nylon bags) version is out. I'm tempted. Anyone got/seen/used one of these "Neotrekk" packs? http...

In GEAR » New cheaper Luxurylite frame pack
July 08, 11:53am

Frame with hip wings
Bill, I'm finally moved in, so I'm catching up, kind of, with your pack evolution. Love the wings you're trying, using thin metal so that the edge on force makes it rigid in that direction. Very n...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
July 06, 1:45am

Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
Bill, What a treat! Brilliant example of how to evolve a design. The wiffle ball things were hysterical -- until I realized what you're heading to. Very, very smart work. I'm real interested i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 27, 9:43am

ACR cheap EPIRB update
Just completed 6 day hike, my first with the ACR Mini B EPIRB sewed into the upper part of my pack rear stretch pouch. Used the little yellow Kevlar cord that comes with to tie it on as a leash. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Locator Beacons & Other Wireless Technologies for Backcountry Travel?
July 18, 12:33pm

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