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Re: Late April Grand Canyon Hike
By late April on the Tonto, you're going to see daytime temps in the 80's, possibly approaching 90, and night-time lows close to 60, maybe dipping into the mid-50's. You'll be fi...

In Gear Lists » Late April Grand Canyon Hike
March 07, 2:54pm

Re: Growing feet. At 40?
>> do feet grow that much as they get stronger No, but it does with age. Hate to tell you but it's not just limited to feet. You can attribute it to strength and fitness if it makes...

In GEAR » Growing feet. At 40?
March 07, 2:18pm

Re: knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
>> Why in the hell would you carry a 2.5" folding knife with a mediocre lock in the woods? That knife serves very little use on the trail. << Yup, exactly. That's why I carr...

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 05, 9:37am

Re: Airplane travel with trekking poles
Keep in mind that even if security at the out-going airport allow you to carry them on, they may not on the return. It may even be different on another day at the same airport. Items that are not...

In GEAR » Airplane travel with trekking poles
March 02, 3:39pm

Re: HA versus plain Aluminum
I guess I'm not fussed about dings. Haven't had a pot become unusable. I have the same Trangia frying pan -- I really think the Trangia UL HA pieces are under-appreciated. They're w...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
March 02, 2:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Help with titanium pots
It's easy to convince yourself that you can cook for 4 people with two 0.9L pots but, frankly, I think it's a major pain in reality. Open Country has a bailed 2qt aluminum pot that weigh...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
March 02, 11:16am

Re: Crampons for the GC
I'm pretty sure they don't rent them at the Market but they do sell them. I'd call though -- the Market has a pretty decent gear department but winter items can be pretty picked over o...

In GEAR » Crampons for the Grand Canyon
February 28, 11:34am

Re: acquiring tyvek
>> Where do you guys get your tyvek? Ordered mine from Quest Outfitters. 14M type, $5.45 per yard, 60" wide. 1.25oz per square yard. It's plain white, without the Tyvek logo that...

In GEAR » Groundsheet alternatives?
February 28, 11:15am

Re: 'dillas!
>> What type/form of cheese is everyone using for their quesadillas? Except for really hot hikes, I always take a block of a hard cheddar cheese. It's one of my heavy food items but I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quesadillas
February 28, 9:39am

Re: Groundsheet alternatives?
I'm a floorless tarp camper and I played around with various groundsheets too, including polycryo/shrink wrap, tyvek, and painter's plastic. I really hated the polycryo. I used a 2mil &qu...

In GEAR » Groundsheet alternatives?
February 28, 9:28am

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