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Re: JMT shuttle resource
Thanks, bookmarked.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT shuttle resource
October 23, 3:08pm

Re: Embedded video?
Tried using iframe tags, didn't work.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Embedded video?
October 23, 2:17pm

Re: : cigarette plug USB charger
"If it is a single round cylinder cell (like the popular 18650 cells) it probably does not have a built in cut off." So-called "protected" 18650 cells will have a small prote...

In GEAR » cigarette plug USB charger
October 23, 9:41am

Re: Re: Post Hike Checklist Contest
Everything Jake & David said, plus: - Take batteries out of electronics that will be stored. - Thoroughly wash water containers, hoses & bite valves (sterilize if necessary) and allow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 22, 2:45pm

Re: Re: zpacks vs hmg
I'll see Ian's 25 lbs. in the Ohm and raise it 8. I had 33 in mine (out of necessity - first day, full load, 22 waterless miles of PCT sec. D). It carried great. I have the 2.0 and a belt...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 2:04pm

Re: +1 on "Corner Technique"
I do this too, but still get a somewhat sticky bottle. OTOH my biggest mess is from scooping powder into the ziplocs in the first place.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 19, 11:06am

To quote Gandalf:
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." The blogger could have made the same argument with little or no reference to ultralight.

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 9:55am

Horseshoe Meadow
About 8 years ago I did Whitney from Horseshoe Meadow. Our trip to the peak was an 18-mile hike on our "layover day." The extra couple of days to acclimatize was helpful. Honestly, the m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 16, 2:18pm

Re: Diawa Mini Spin
+1 on the mini-spin. I have 2 of these from the 1970s (and 2 mini-casts as well), they still work flawlessly. Today's versions are most likely lighter :) As for lures, I always had luck wit...

In Fishing » Recommendations for spin setup for Sierra fishing?
October 16, 10:08am

+1 on rinsing. It may not be a perfect solution, but it undoubtedly helps until you can take more deliberate steps to clean your teeth. So in my case -- not an exact science by any means -- I si...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 15, 2:11pm

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