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Garmin routable topo maps
Take a look at Garmin's Basecamp software and their routable topo maps. Their routable maps, such as Topo US 24k, will allow you to create GPS tracks that follow the trails. If you are creati...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS maps: feeling really stupid
August 03, 10:38pm

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

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