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Re: the opposite of ultralight
Well I can't beat 100 lbs but I carried about 75 for a weekend trip with my two young daughters (6 & 8). They had day packs with a few items but I carried almost everything. On the way ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
April 29, 7:49pm

Re: To Kindle or not...that is the question
I think I'd be more inclined to take an e-reader if I had significant down time planned for reading. I have a Nook Simple Touch which has great battery life. I rooted it so it is a rudimentary...

In GEAR » To Kindle or not...that is the question
April 29, 5:34pm

:-)
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In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 20, 4:47pm

Re: Popcorn
Heh, popcorn, the anti-rehydrated meal.

In User Test Forum » Test
March 20, 4:46pm

Re: Re: Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
Nick said: "Now you said you use a baseball cap and skirt for the sun. In the desert I prefer a wide brimmed hat (a Tilley LT-6). Why not get a decent hat and then make a rain cover for it fro...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
March 20, 4:29pm

Test - Even More Fosters Fun

In User Test Forum » Test
March 18, 10:19am

*Fingers crossed*
Statement as of 3:32 AM PST on February 27, 2014 ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 am to 10 PM PST Friday... * Snow accumulations friday: 4 to 8 inches below 7000 feet... 12 to 20 i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
February 27, 9:20am

Re: Re: Android Smartphone as GPS?
"However, it's also unnecessary, at least with the mapping apps I use; they can be set so that they automatically turn the GPS off when the phone goes into standby mode." OruxMaps ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 25, 3:17pm

OruxMaps screen shots
Here is a screen shot showing an offline map created from the online Google Terrain map. The blue track is one stored on the phone as a separate file, the red is what was being recorded and stored...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 24, 1:35pm

Orux Maps for Android
I really like the OruxMaps app for my Android phone. The online maps vary in quality and detail. On my 4.3" Motorola Atrix HD they look very nice. One disadvantage, compared to my Garmin Or...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 24, 1:14pm

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