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Granola? Not so much
On my last 5 day trip I brought enough trail mix to have as a snack every day. By the third day, I was tired of trail mix and no matter how I tried, I could not bring myself to eat the last day...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 10:13pm


In Gear Swap » WTB Spinntwinn or cubictwinn
December 28, 4:09pm

Rescue Insurance
Geos provides worldwide provides search and rescue insurance AXA Insurance also provides travel insurance. AXA also has multiple offerings: single trip annual multiple trip backpacker/long...

In Other Activities » Emergency Flight Insurance?
December 04, 12:09am

When entering a tent while it's raining
I push all my stuff to the back of the tent so it's nowhere near the entry. I then sit just in side the tent with my feet out under the vestibule and take off my shoes. Before I take off my r...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
December 01, 7:40pm

121.5 no longer processed
Didn't Cospas/Sarsat stop processing 121.5 MHz signals in 2009? http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/phaseout.html Mike

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pressing the help button: Drama on andromea
November 14, 12:43am

Re: Re: Geko 201/301
You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. :)

In GEAR » Garmin Geko 301 question
October 31, 8:00pm

Golite Dakota Wind Shirt
My favorite "must have" piece of gear is my Golite Dakota Wind Shirt. At 4 oz, I take this running, hiking, backpacking and just whenever I think I might need something to take the edge ...

In GEAR » What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
October 31, 12:49am

Geko 201/301
I've connected a 201 (which I have since sold) to my Mac. I'll check on what cable/software I used and will post back. Mike Edit: I used a Serial-to-USB cable with a PL2303 chipset i...

In GEAR » Garmin Geko 301 question
October 28, 1:05am

foot friction
Have you tried Rocktape? It sticks better than any other tape I've used - it will stay on for 4-5 days.

In Multiple Use Gear » Band Aid Friction Block = Crisco = Fire Starter?
October 16, 4:56pm

Just bookmark this URL if you want to easily check the WTB items listed. It will work as long as "WTB" is in the post. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/...

October 15, 11:21pm

All Reader Reviews by M W

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Black Diamond Ultra Distance
I got the Black Diamond Ultra Distance poles as a gift in 2011. They performed admirably on a 35 mile trip through the Grand Canyon this past April. The bottom sections did get pretty scratched up t...

In Trekking Poles
May 19, 9:36pm