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Re: Re: Re: More California bear canister packing woes...
I haven't tried this yet, but one solution I considered is to put the canister in a stuff sack that has ladder webbing loops up the side (I've seen these around, though not sure who makes t...

In GEAR » More California bear canister packing woes...
November 06, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Bear Can Cheating?
I had a ranger (in Yosemite) basically search my pack. Since my attorney was not with me, I could not evaluate if it was a "legal" search. Glad I had the canister... I think you can ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Can Cheating?
March 19, 8:18pm

Re: Really pursuing simplicity
A very good post, with a lot of wisdom... And a very good reflection or question about "how much stuff do I need?" It occurred to me that if someone came to my house and saw as many toa...

In GEAR » Really pursuing simplicity
March 31, 8:29pm

GPS suggestions
I recently bought the Garmin Vista HCx, and it's a really nice unit, seems to locate pretty quickly and accurately. You can download and upload waypoints and routes from National Geographic TO...

In GEAR » WTB New Handheld GPS-Recommendations Please?
February 20, 12:46pm

Re: Re: GG Mariposa + Carbon Stays
I have played around with aluminum stays (1/2 inch 6061) and also weighed the 3/8-inch stays from my McHale pack (7000-series aluminum). In general, a 24-inch long stay of this general width runs ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack REVIEW
September 25, 7:31pm

Re: Yosemite in early October
I recently checked the trail conditions for Yosemite - I attached the link. Sounds like creeks are drying up after the dry winter - you might want to call the park in advance to find out about con...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite in early October
August 26, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
As I said, I may have been taking this a bit wrong, and if so, my apologies. My remarks mainly regarded the seemingly sarcastic responses to the whole rotator cuff injury thing. Oh well, moving ri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
August 01, 12:36am

Re: Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
I admit, I am probably taking this whole thread a bit wrong. However, I would rate the general tone of this thread among the most offensive I have seen at this site. "Anyone else very skeptical a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
July 24, 9:58pm

Re: Simple Improvement to O2 Jacket
Another simple little improvement I added was some self-adhesive, sticky-back velcro dots behind the zipper flap, to provide a little better seal. No measurable weight increase. think I picked th...

In GEAR » Simple Improvement to O2 Jacket
June 19, 1:15pm

Re: TrailCast: Western Mountaineering
Yes, I think Trailcast is excellent. The interview with Gary Schaelzlin really gave great insight into the integrity of his company. The two most recent interviews (Scott Williamson and "Squatch"...

In GEAR » TrailCast: Western Mountaineering
April 02, 3:11pm

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