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Re: Footwear and Shelter in the Grand Canyon
Rocks. Lots and lots of rocks. :) Tonto will be hard-packed pebbly dirt. Hermit will be rougher than Bright Angel, which is fairly tame. Bottom of Hermit is gravel, a few short rock falls to cr...

In GEAR » Footwear and Shelter in the Grand Canyon
September 24, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Stakes that can take a pounding
When I said "take a pounding", I meant it literally. I'll be hammering them in with a rock and it won't be just that one corner that I can't push in, but all four. @Bob, w...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Stakes that can take a pounding
Yeah, I agree. They don't have to last forever; I would be happy if they last the trip and do their job. I'm hiking in an area where I typically don't count on being able to use stake...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 11:01am

Stakes that can take a pounding
I've been using thin titanium hook stakes and they're been great for the most part, but I need a few that can really be hammered on without bending. I have a few of the straight "pegs...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 10:09am

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
This is what *I* do but don't, in any way, feel that everyone should do the same. - The basic common sense stuff about trash, wildlife, etc. - I pack out all toilet paper and food scraps -...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 05, 8:50am

Re: How to cache water in a forest?
I use 1-2L containers. I don't hide them all that carefully, but put it out of obvious sight. I do include a note with my first name, the cached date AND the "expiration" date (as i...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 28, 8:06am

Re: Re: Re: Bumping Not Allowed People
I'm not a hippie, or an anarchist, and I generally think rules are a good idea, but I confess I don't really get why bumping is such a bad thing. Seems like it's better than multiple...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 27, 1:03pm

Solomid-copycat for the vertically challenged...
I've been considering a Solomid BUT can't justify the cuben price and the silnylon version is a little too heavy. So, I thought I'd make one since I can afford to size down a little. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Solomid-copycat for the vertically challenged...
August 25, 10:39am

Re: Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
>> Anyone else seeing similar in their local EB? Definitely seeing it here in Michigan. The only reason I ever went in the store was for the FA stuff, especially during sales. I started ...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 21, 1:29pm

Re: Re: Michigan Trip
Possibly, but my September schedule is tricky, so I don't want anyone to plan around me. But keep me posted!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan Trip
August 18, 6:37am

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