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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Re: Smell-Block food bags Best to use food grade bags that do not contain nasty chemicals.

In Gear Deals » Smell-Block food bags
August 21, 11:45am

Re: Re: Diamox vs IBprofin for AMS
Agree with Dean's warnings. He is a medical doctor also. Taking prescription doses (more than recommended on bottle) of OTC meds is dangerous unless your personal physician has approved it for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 20, 10:08am

Re: visor + scarf
Jang-Tian, what is your scarf made of?

In GEAR » Visor?
August 20, 9:05am

Re: Re: Re: Counter balance is better
Bob's thoughts on food hanging. More threads

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 20, 3:50am

Re: Re: Re: counter balance vs PCT
I'd imagine the engineers in this group could improve the pct method to make it compete with the counterbalance method. Mod #1- food bag should have small loop on bag bottom. Cord free end g...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 14, 8:51pm

Re: counter balance vs PCT
The counter balance method might be more secure because the bags are higher, supposedly 12 off ground. The pct method must have a string much closer to the ground, within any bears reach when they ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 14, 3:18pm

Re: Re: Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 14, 8:09am

Re: What makes a "softshell" pant more weather resisant?
Maybe a good dwr and a thicker fabric that does not wet out as easily as thin fabric.

In GEAR » What makes a "softshell" pant more weather resisant?
August 13, 11:33pm

Re: Re: Dictate from phone
Deleted my wrong info.

In GEAR » iPhone audio journal to text idea
August 13, 2:30pm

Re: Gossamer Gear Thinlight Pads vs Nightlight vs...?
I have an early thinlight and it has held up for many years with no real flattening that bothers me. Others have mentioned flattening in later year models. I am not sure if the foam content has bee...

In GEAR » Gossamer ?
August 13, 9:37am

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm