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Water Strategy
Fausto: Experience will fix your problem of carrying too much water, especially if you are paying attention to it. In an attempt to speed up the learning curve, its been my experience that, at ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 11:39am

The Big Kuna – A father and son adventure - Summer 2014
Great trip report. I suspect neither of you will ever forget it. I did a similar trip to Colorado with my 16 year old soccer player during his dead period. We had a great time. I hope to neve...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Big Kuna – A father and son adventure - Summer 2014
November 03, 4:32pm

Go big
I agree with Nick (I must be getting old) A big tarp really has a lot of advantages, especially if it rains.

In GEAR » 3 Tarps: Choose 1
October 24, 3:59pm

Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
I picked a cuben trailstar because it has the simplicity of a flat tarp (no zipper or fasteners to fail) and the stormworthiness of a mid (it sheds high wind and blowing rain well). I have not fou...

In GEAR » Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
October 22, 11:47am

AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
I walked the length of it last September. We had a very nice walk. There are areas with ruts but most places don't have that deep rut you mention. And its not paved. There are no reservatio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
October 14, 2:05pm

WV
The color looks near perfect. I'm doing an AT trip in NC this weekend. I hope is half that colorful.

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 11, 2:33pm

alcohol stoves
Zeph makes nice stoves. Can't go wrong with a caldera cone sidewinder with a Zelph stove either

In GEAR » Alchol stove.
October 05, 7:35pm

A week in the Weminuche Wilderness Sept. 2014
Beautiful trip. Love the area. Nedd to go in fall to get those colors

In Post-Trip Reports » A week in the Weminuche Wilderness Sept. 2014
September 26, 5:11pm

Removing pine sap from down jacket?
White gas is Coleman fuel

In GEAR » Removing pine sap from down jacket?
September 19, 1:05pm

Pads
Scott, you can get a completely uninsulated inflatable pad for summer camping and it will be a lot cooler. I think an uninsulated pad may do more than the insulation on top since the air on top ma...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 17, 3:53pm

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