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Re: Re: Backcountry Internet Options
I can tell you from experience that even something like webmail will be excruciatingly slow at sub-dial-up speeds. Iridium or Globalstar phones are not the category of device for any kind of inter...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 13, 4:54pm

Re: neoair xlite reg is over spec. Anyone else?
My XLite short weighed in at 230g which is right at spec. (per the website).

In GEAR » neoair xlite reg is over spec. Anyone else?
July 07, 7:29pm

Re: Map download
I just load the KML file into the appropriate OruxMaps folder on the phone. I assume the process is the same for the GPX files, just into a different folder. There is some "production time&q...

In GEAR » PCT smartphone nav
July 07, 7:23pm

Re: PCT smartphone nav for free
Using Google Earth, I converted the Halfmile GPX tracks & waypoints to KML and added as an overlay in OruxMaps. With that you can query the waypoints (not sure if you can do it with the waypoi...

In GEAR » PCT smartphone nav
July 07, 7:43am

Re: BRS-3000T stove
Adding a data point: Mine came in with no discernible thread sealant and no superfluous bits of metal or o-ring floating about. It came in packaging similar to what Ken described, including a c...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 15, 7:51pm

Re: Locus Pro
I hadn't heard of Locus. That turn alert feature would be great for bikepacking, adventure cycling, etc. It could have saved me an extra half mile yesterday when I took a wrong turn to the ca...

In GEAR » Best offline navigation app for android?
June 15, 4:51pm

Re: Best offline navigation app for android?
OruxMaps, all day long. Here is a screenshot I took during a ride. The map was pre-loaded, as well as the pre-recorded route (bl...

In GEAR » Best offline navigation app for android?
June 13, 6:58am

Re: Ever need to carry a bear can?
I packed my Ohm 2.0 for an 8-day trip through the Sierras last summer, including a Garcia bear can. We had to bail out after 4 days, but the Ohm handled the load splendidly when the load was the h...

In GEAR » Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
June 01, 8:53pm

Re: Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
I'd check the PCT Class of 2015 Facebook page. PCT hikers are going through there now. Also see the PCTA Journalist. I'm curious to see the blogs of those just getting into the Whitney ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
May 28, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Map of Grand Canyon Fatalities
The cell showing 128 aircraft deaths was the 1956 mid-air collision of a United DC-7 and a TWA Super Constellation that resulted in the start of our modern air-traffic control system between airpor...

In On the Web » Map of Grand Canyon Fatalities
May 28, 9:02pm

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