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Re: Bear Vault
I've used the BearVault in the Dacks for years. Apparently there is only one bear (Marcy Dam Bear?) that can open them. In one evening I witnessed a bear roam around looking for food, chew on ...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
February 07, 8:35am

RE: Shoes and what to expect for the Adirondacks
I've been going to the Dacks for a long time (20 years?), and still do all of my "shakedown" hikes there. When it rains heavily the trails turn into little rivers that you can&#...

In GEAR » Shoes and what to expect for the Adirondacks??
February 06, 7:20pm

The other option..
Have you considered a quilt? You can save a lot of weight and volume if you get rid of the bottom part of your bag. Jacks r Better makes two big quilts, one of them is under two pounds and proba...

In GEAR » help a big guy out
February 05, 6:09pm

Re: Twisted Logic
"So by this logic you could only practice criminal law if you are a convict" Lawyers and Dr's study extensively in their fields, are tested and have to pass board exams etc. The po...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
January 30, 12:12pm

tricky subject
I've been following this thread for a few weeks and haven't wanted to weigh in because it's a topic that involves so much anecdotal evidence and peoples opinions are deeply personal. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
January 30, 8:13am

NEW Re: Gear for the Non-ultralight wanting to go a little lighter
When I first started the switch to lighter gear I changed my shelter, ground pad and pack. If you address those and a few other big items it's easy to get your base weight down to below ~20 lbs...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear for the Non-ultralight wanting to go a little lighter
January 25, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: It's just a conversation
Andy - Skeptical was probably the wrong word. I'd bet that "Holy $@%#!" or "No way!" were pretty common reactions when you first put out the AYE map... It was a pretty bold ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
January 20, 2:49pm

It's just a conversation
People's comments would be different if Sam had used the words try and/or attempt in the description of his route and schedule. There hasn't been any serious "bashing" either - ju...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
January 20, 11:42am

Just marketing
None of the big companies care about anything but making sales. The 7 pound "Ultralight" backpack is just a name. They're marketed with the sales pitch "for the serious backpacke...

In GEAR » Big, Heavy Packs
January 20, 11:17am

Re: Bivy condensation help
David - I really don' think the condensation comes from outside the bivy. I've had side by side comparisons under the same tarp with the same bivies (same temps and wind also!). I get conde...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivy condensation help
January 18, 9:20pm

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