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Re: Re: Re: GPS
Bob, I certainly meant using GPS outside in the vicinity of my house. With a "real" GPS when I used to do geocaching I could often pinpoint the cache within a couple of feet. So, not bein...

In GEAR » GPS
May 14, 5:20pm

Re: GPS
I think it depends. If you are going to use GPS as a primary device that must not fail, you need a dedicated GPS. If you are looking for an auxilliary navigation aid then a phone might work. I h...

In GEAR » GPS
May 14, 12:11pm

Re: Torres del Paine- Chile
I did TdP this past Jan-Feb with MLD Duomid and was fine. There was one camp where I would have been happier with a small footprint fully enclosed tent, like BD Firstlight (Camp Italiano). The grou...

In GEAR » Torres del Paine- Chile
April 19, 10:47pm

Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
Erica, All that said about filters in Utah being less that ideal, my partner does carry a filter. So, when we arrive at a water source where water looks essentially undrinkable and nasty, I am u...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 09, 12:56am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
I expected that a Park suggestion may be controversial. However, a Monument (I think) still allows for cattle grazing (example: Escalante) and livestock is very destructive to desert environment. N...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 09, 12:49am

Re: Re: Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)? Katadyn Vario?
What Billy says. I was in GG once around Memorial Day. At that point I remember one rainwater pool and some seeps near Sheiks. If the pool has not been disturbed for a while it will be somewhat ...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 08, 8:49pm

Re: Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
I have cached water a few times in desert and never seen critters show any interest to plastic water jugs. Other than that, we use a plastic ice chest to cache food and other items.

In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 07, 10:30pm

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Tarp in desert, forget it, too windy. I had one windy night when my flat tarp was almost destroyed and was done with it. I have been using Duomid. I am more often in Utah, than the Grand. Duomid...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
April 01, 2:07pm

Re: Need help sizing shell pants, particularly Marmot, OR, BD...
Have you considered Arcteryx Alpha SL pants? They are 12.9oz (verified) and have full side zips that work really well even in difficult conditions (I was able to put them on and later take off i...

In GEAR » Need help sizing shell pants, particularly Marmot, OR, BD...
March 19, 9:16pm

Re: Photography
I am not sure about iPhone from the battery life standpoint, but for travel pictures iPhone camera is great. I think the niche between "serious" cameras and phone cameras is pretty much g...

In GEAR » Photography
March 12, 9:09pm

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