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Thanks everyone and now to derail a bit ...
A lot to consider and thanks for outlining your resupply strategies, always helpful to know how others approach the task. As it stands I'm leaning on pre-packing 60% or so of my boxes and givi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 29, 11:05am

BG: Yeah, they ran into a lot of issues with those drones :-) When they announced that a guy had a hacker drone on the ready which would take over control of them. The idea was you could "...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 11:46am

Long distance planning ....
Hey all, So I have the opportunity to embark on a long distance trail this year PCT/CDT and am curious for those which have done either. How many actual drops/resupplies do you actually plan fo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 10:45am

+1 cilogear 60L
Just stopping by to say I have one of these 60L packs and love it. Holds everything I could possibility take mountaineering. It did take quite a considerable amount of time to figure out the perf...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 25, 6:25pm

Thanks for the campsite images... my auto-watch for this thread must be buggy as I never got the update. Yeah, those look pretty decent I must say. What time of year did you do it? I'm goi...

In Gear Lists » Patagonia Torres del Paine - Gearlist
June 18, 6:48pm

Med kit
The one item I wished I would've taken was a roll of gauze. One evening as I was setting up my tent, nailing a stake into the ground, I stood up quickly and whacked my head on a sharp tree b...

In Gear Lists » JMT sobo July final list
June 03, 6:38pm

plantar fasciitis
Because Plantar Fasciitis was mentioned I thought I'd chime in with something that greatly sped up my recovery after getting plantar fasciitis on the jmt. The Strassburg sock: http://thesoc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heel Bone spurs
June 03, 5:49pm

Who knew ..
Who knew that post would come this far. Seems like I missed a few updates since the first few posts. Perhaps somethings up with the BPL notification system? In any case, I appreciate all the i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 23, 10:30am

re: Tents
Thanks. Yeah, I'm leaning towards not taking it. It's pretty solid for 3-season sierra summer weather but I'm hesitant when it comes to potentially nasty conditions. Thanks for you...

In GEAR » Tent/backpack/rainpants for Torres del Paine
April 22, 6:33pm

I'm also looking to trek the circuit around Sept and am wondering how well, for the people that have gone, a zpacks hexamid solo would hold up? Love the tent to death and am fine managing cond...

In GEAR » Tent/backpack/rainpants for Torres del Paine
April 22, 12:29pm

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