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Re: You're right!
Jamie, I think your revisions are smart. Here's the thing I had to remind myself when my son was younger (he's now 16.) If you're the only adult hiking with a child, you need to thi...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Help/Input
February 05, 9:42am

Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
Depends on the source. Are you planning on perennial/seasonal creeks, water pockets/puddles, Colorado River...?

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 9:38am

Re: Newbie Help/Input
So... have you done the simple math? You have around 10lb on your list now, but you're missing some things like first aid, toiletries, camera, knife, headlamps, map, games, etc., and your clot...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Help/Input
February 04, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Dry Baking Set Up Questions
FWIW, I've been trying more longer low-flame cooking with my canister stove (non-remote) recently and have had more success than expected, so thought I'd share. I have a Monatauk Gnat st...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dry Baking Set Up Questions
January 06, 2:17pm

Re: Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
I think my son was 10, maybe 11, when we did a similar hike in July. We spent 1 night in the Valley, then 2 nights at Tuolumne Lodge before the hike. On the full day at TM, we hiked Lembert's...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 05, 3:01pm

Re: Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
I know very few GC hikers (none, actually) who think of hiking in the canyon in terms of "miles per day". Maybe trail runners or corridor rim-to-rim'ers do but not veteran backpacker...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
January 05, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Re Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip - Need Input
That's the standard "you're gonna die" letter. There are a couple of criteria that automatically triggers the letter -- like 10+ mile days, remote solo hikes, etc.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip - Need Input
January 05, 2:01pm

Re: CCF pads. taking the plunge??
I think it also depends on how much you weigh. My son (5'8" and 120lb) still prefers the Z-Lite. He hates blowing up the Neoairs and says he's just as comfortable on the Z-Lite. Doe...

In GEAR » CCF pads. taking the plunge??
December 29, 11:24am

Re: Cuben - not yet
>> here's a desert moment for those desert hikers currently in colder climes. Yeah, yeah... just rub it in. Looks nice -- where were you?

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 23, 10:35am

Re: Re: First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
IMO, the weight savings going from a silnylon solo tarp to cuben is over-rated, especially as a "first pass" strategy. If you do the math, a 6'x9' tarp is 6 sq yds of material. ...

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 21, 10:46am

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