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Re: Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
My comments are based on the 'proposed changes' list. I'm wondering what's all in the FAK (7.9oz) and in the eKit (7.9oz) considering you also list these items separately: - Bat...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 13, 9:36pm

Re: Small Travel Essentials Backpack
I went through the Goldilocks-thing ("This one is too big, this one is too small...") with casual daypacks until I got the Osprey Flare and it's now my go-to pack. Just right as a car...

In GEAR » Small Travel Essentials Backpack
April 03, 9:34am

Re: Shell needed for CA student headed to Michigan-rain, snow and wind
I'm always amazed at how many college students here are running around campus in Arc'teryx jackets but Bivouacs ("outdoor rugged meets campus chic") carries loads of them. Interes...

In GEAR » Shell needed for CA student headed to Michigan-rain, snow and wind
April 02, 12:03pm

Re: Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
>> http://www.glencanyon.org/media_center/map-tour Saw this recently -- great stuff. Highly recommend 'Damnation' (and, yeah, I'd call it "wiped out".)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
March 27, 7:10pm

Re: Re: Dividing gear with significant other
Not exactly a 'significant other' but I've backpacked often with my son. It's part of what started me down the 'UL' road, as I'm the 5'2" mom and he was a skinn...

In GEAR » Dividing gear with significant other
March 20, 6:15am

Re: Western Rim Trail & Angel's Landing, Zion
Rewinding a bit. Is there a reason why you'd want to do Angel's Landing over two days in the first place? It's a short hike, 5 miles round-trip, takes maybe 1.5 hours from the Grotto t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Western Rim Trail & Angel's Landing, Zion
March 16, 9:20pm

Re: Grand Canyon: Boucher to Tonto West ("Gems"), Elves Chasm, Royal Creek
Fantastic!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon: Boucher to Tonto West ("Gems"), Elves Chasm, Royal Creek
March 11, 7:42am

Re: Cold sleeper - what to do?
Catherine, your story sounds very similar to mine. I'd like to offer a couple of thoughts. Right now, I think your pad is the biggest culprit. If your pad is the original Neoair, I think th...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 10, 7:08am

Re: Acid in Marinades
>> The problem with acid (citrus, vinegar, etc.) is that it often has a negative impact on the texture of meats--making tender cuts tough (i.e. Ribeye) and tough cuts mushy. Huh? (I'm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 11:19am

Re: Steak
I take steaks on overnight trips. I would normally avoid freezing steaks but will do it for warm-weather trips. Trust me, when you've been hiking all day, and you're eating steak instead ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 8:54am

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