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Pukaskwa last minute weather worries
Depending on which weather site I look at, forecast is calling for at least two nights of possible rain, very high humidity of 90% or higher, temps dropping very close to or below the dewpoint. On...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pukaskwa last minute weather worries
August 19, 11:17pm

Sol Ti
I have a Sol Ti as an upgrade to my original PCS. We've had it for just over a year or so, and it's working fine. All we do is boil water with it. We're headed to Pukaskwa on T...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 17, 7:59am

Soda bottle
I made a scoop/funnel out of a used 16 or 20 oz Pepsi bottle, by cutting the bottom off the bottle. I replaced the soda bottle's cap with a push/pull cap, in which I cemented a fine wire m...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Tips
August 15, 7:46pm

Garcia is not Bear Vault
Karl, Saying, "Garcia Bear Vault" is like saying, "Ford Toyota". Garcia makes the Backpacker's Cache, which is an opaque black canister. BearVault makes the BV450 ...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
August 13, 2:09pm

Missed it, too
I got caught up having a last minute trip planning call and missed the presentation as well. I look forwarding to having a 2nd chance in the near future.

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 31, 6:33am

Re: Price
Meh. Roger Caffin's inverted canister stove cost me $144.00, and I still need to supply my own pot (such as the Primus ETA 1.8L pot for $55.00) The MSR Reactor is also a $200.00 stove. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 10:39am

While searching for any ongoing discussion of when trails would actually begin to appear on revised "US TOPO" maps, I came across the CalTopo blog and his thoughts about the new map syste...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 16, 8:25am

First,as Jeremy B said, viewing the topo files in Acrobat or similar PDF readers allows you to turn off the aerial imagery layer. See the attached example. According to this link: http://...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 16, 8:16am

New InReach SE owner
I got my InReach SE yesterday. Activated the safety plan, synced updates, and got the Delorme App on my Android phone. I'm spending the weekend with wife and grandson in Red River Gorge, KY...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 08, 8:21am

Re: Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
What an awesome feature! I had no idea either. Totally clinches my decision to purchase an InReach this summer.

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
July 02, 1:00pm

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