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Lugging around a big DSLR
I used to carry around a SLR and a couple of lenses on every trip. After most of my camera equipment was lost in a burglary, I made the eventual switch over to digital. No longer desiring to carr...

In Photography » Lugging around a big DSLR
April 24, 11:33am

What do you use to carry food?
Typically I use a nylofume odor resistant bag inside an old lawson equipment cuben dry bag. If I encounter wet weather or a deep creek/river crossing, I instead use the dry bag to protect my camer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use to carry food?
April 22, 2:05pm

Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
Excellent read. One of the better articles on BPL in a while. I greatly enjoyed the story and photos. I also appreciated you describing the mishaps you encountered and the various ways you ove...

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 22, 1:11pm

Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
I don't think a ban on esbit and/or alcohol stoves has anything to do with efforts to (further) limit or restrict the number of people hiking in an area. In my experience, esbit/alcohol stove ...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 20, 11:43am

How do you pack your NeoAir?
Usually rolled and rubber banded, and then placed in my pack liner with my quilt and down jacket. Sometimes it instead ends up folded and used as a padded back panel inside the pack, other times...

In GEAR » How do you pack your NeoAir?
April 17, 11:45pm

Boardshorts
Any of the surf brand style boardshorts could fit the bill. I'm partial to some of the Patagonia options. Burly material, quick dry and offered in several different cuts/lengths. Pair wi...

In GEAR » Drawstring Shorts for JMT
April 17, 11:35pm

Poodledog Bush
I'd imagine that, like other plants that can cause skin irritation, different folks have different levels of sensitivity to it. Some can brush up against it once and suffer the poison oak-like...

In Post-Trip Reports » Silver Mocassin Trail, Angeles NF, 3/15
April 16, 1:23pm

Silver Mocassin Trail, Angeles NF, 3/15
Sounds like a fun trip Adan. I always enjoy your trip reports. How'd the sampling of the poodle dog bush work out for Michael? We had an abundance of that stuff around here for a few years...

In Post-Trip Reports » Silver Mocassin Trail, Angeles NF, 3/15
April 16, 1:03pm

Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
Rex's pipe choice seems perfect for a small cache using one or two of those tall, skinny 1.5L bottles. Good find! And thanks for sharing! On the trail project where I've seen the pipe ...

In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 09, 5:07pm

@ Jerry
It's up to the individual District Ranger as to whether or not to allow mechanized equipment (i.e. chainsaws) under special circumstances for trail work, etc in Wilderness areas. The District ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
April 09, 1:45pm

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