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About Me I'm from Michigan and now I live in Texas. I have been an avid hiker and fisherman (spin and fly fishing) for most of my life. I have been a "traditional" backpacker and I am slowly trying to lighten my load.
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Cheap motel or hostel or place with a shower (campground) near the Wind River Range (preferably Pinedal area)?
Hi. I'll be spending 1.5 months backpacking in theWind River Range.....mainly on the west side near the Pinedale area. After a big hike and 1-1.5 weeks in the backcountry I like to clean-up. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Cheap motel or hostel or place with a shower (campground) near the Wind River Range (preferably Pinedal area)?
June 14, 8:22pm

maybe not full on crampons?
Henry, I also am going to the winds for the month of July. I have no experience in the Winds, but based on my research, it seems dependent on the routes you'll take. If you are hiking off tr...

In GEAR » Ursack, Rocky Goretex Socks & Snowfield Traction
May 03, 9:14pm

Thanks Lawson!!!
Thanks Lawson!

In GEAR » Alternatives to Lawson Outdoor InsuLite XL pad?
April 30, 4:59pm

Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
I want to buy a kindle for backpacking. I usually take along a book on solo long trips and I was surprised to put them on a scale recently and found them to be heavier than a basic kindle which is...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 26, 11:27pm

Hydration port on a pack bag vs. running hose out the side of a roll top closure?
I"m debating whether to have a hydration port custom made on my paradox unaweep bag or to run it out the side of the roll top. I've never had a pack bag with a roll top, so I do not have ...

In GEAR » Hydration port on a pack bag vs. running hose out the side of a roll top closure?
April 23, 8:24pm

Improvements (higher bathtub walls for more storm protection)
I really like the design, shapes, and ease of set-up of tarp tents and several other cottage ul tents/tarps look usable. However, in many areas where I camp I want the shelter to shield me from wi...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
April 23, 1:54pm

60 or 70 cm axe?
I'd rather have a 70 cm, but a 60 cm may work.

In Gear Swap » WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
April 17, 10:37am

WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
I would like a light 70 CM ice axe in good shape (functional....don't care about looks). I would prefer something light like a Camp Corsa or Camp Corsa Nanotech, but if the price is right and ...

In Gear Swap » WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
April 16, 9:16pm

weight in the pack.
Dave U., thanks for the feedback. I'll usually be carrying 30-50 pounds on the hike in and out. However, I frequently base camp for a week and will use the pack with around 15-20 pounds for pe...

In GEAR » VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
April 13, 8:21am

VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
I'm planning on ordering a Paradox Unaweep. However, I am not sure if I should order the pack bag with VX07 or VX21 XPAC. I have never used XPAC or seen it used in person as the main material...

In GEAR » VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
April 13, 7:50am

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