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12 days of the AT: from GSMNP north
Disclaimer: this trip report was put together mostly for the sake of friends and family, so it is not technical or specific in the way trip reports usually are. Hope you like it anyhow! Please po...

In Post-Trip Reports » 12 days of the AT: from GSMNP north
June 07, 8:02am

Re: Help With My Gear List
Mat, Ok, I laughed. Now, if you could pass me the name and address of the guy in the costume so I can frame him...

In Gear Lists » Help With My Gear List
April 29, 5:59pm

Re: SMD Essence pack questions
Bob - What - you mean you DON'T carry a bear cannister strapped to one shoulder? you wimp. mine hangs from my belt, or I just balance it on top of my head...

In GEAR » SMD Essence pack questions
April 29, 5:56pm

Re: Re: SMD Essence pack questions
John CArter, thanks so much for your very helpful answer. I will try various configurations tonight. Apparently I don't have the 2007 version - honestly I don't know what version I hav...

In GEAR » SMD Essence pack questions
April 29, 3:51pm

SMD Essence pack questions
Hey guys, Ok, Steve, i know you are going to respond to this anyways. But for everyone else - i have been fiddling with my pack, and wondering what the best ways there are to lash on extra items ...

In GEAR » SMD Essence pack questions
April 29, 11:07am

Re: Re: Rain mitts/ gloves: ideas? - to john
John, thanks for the pretty much exhaustive list. Yet another reason why I always bring at least 5 various sized plastic bags when camping. Whether for feet or hands or garbage or repairs, the...

In GEAR » Rain mitts/ gloves: ideas?
April 28, 10:32am

Rain mitts/ gloves: ideas?
Hey all, just wondering if you have any good DIY or cheap ideas for rain mitts, since I don't have time to order really good ones (like the MLD eVent mitts). I am thinking about dish gloves (...

In GEAR » Rain mitts/ gloves: ideas?
April 27, 7:18pm

Re: Re: hiking poles: airport/travel question
OK. Thanks all. I am set now. Steve - I like your idea to 'stash' a bag like that. I'm not sure how realistic that is, but I can just picture myself outside a busy airport, sneakin...

In GEAR » hiking poles: airport/travel question
April 22, 8:46am

Re: hiking poles: airport/travel question
bob, thanks for your tips. I am trying to figure out if the airport has an area for public lockers. that might make things much easier. I like the idea of packing your pack - great idea on that....

In GEAR » hiking poles: airport/travel question
April 21, 4:32pm

Re: re: trekking poles and airports
well, I'm not worried about breaking my poles per se. I am more concerned about piercing my pack, or having them simply not allowed. A large poster mailer is a great idea, though. I will b...

In GEAR » hiking poles: airport/travel question
April 21, 3:27pm

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