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Beyond our boundaries
In the Barefoot Sisters book they hiked the AT with a family.

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: The Story of a Family of Five Thru-Hiking the AT in 2014
March 06, 12:47pm

Paddle Sticks
Try fishing rod ferrule lube/wax on your paddle next time. Any wax will do.

In Editor's Roundtable » Traversing the Adirondacks by Foot and Packraft
November 13, 12:55pm

"Backpacking With A Thermometer"
I carry a fishing thermometer (glass tube w/aluminmum class) works just as well in water or air. Other than fishing, I use it to calibrate my preciption of temperature. From anatomy class I learne...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Thermometer
October 30, 2:28pm

"Techniques for Talus"
Good article. On shoes, I am currently using the New Balance 886. They seem to be all terrian (including talus). I have only had them for 4 months, so I am unsure of durability.

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
October 09, 3:47pm

Water Treatment
I need to carry a water container in my area. I find the Sawyer superior to the steripen. "never trust your life to something that needs batteries" Good Video

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 2: Food & Water
May 29, 5:18pm

Maybe we are talking velocity.
I looks to me like the manufactures are trying to use the pressure regulator to control the velocity of the gas over a wide temperature range through the jets. I think you are spot on in your dissc...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 06, 4:56pm

Re: Re: re:"Mountainsmith Ghost is back"
I was comparing my original ghost at 2.58 lbs to the pinnacle, which I have both. Not the new one. Have not seen the new models specs.

In GEAR » Mountainsmith Ghost is back
February 20, 4:10pm

re:"Mountainsmith Ghost is back"
It's a 1/2 pound more than a Pinnacle, but I lot more confortable. You are right, it's not the original. This new pack is more like my wildland firefighting pack were the load is on the bel...

In GEAR » Mountainsmith Ghost is back
February 16, 12:36pm

re:"Mountainsmith Ghost is back"
The frame is new. The original has loop of fiberglass in the bag for support. The pockets on the hip belt are a nice addition.

In GEAR » Mountainsmith Ghost is back
February 16, 9:06am

"Mountainsmith Ghost is back"
The one I have is 2.58 lbs. But very comfortable to wear, my base pack weight is around 15 lbs. When you need to load up on water and food is when the ghost is good, it handles 35 to 40 lbs very we...

In GEAR » Mountainsmith Ghost is back
February 16, 7:53am

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