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Re: Best shoe for Paria Canyon?
I have not been down the Paria but I have read about it and seen other's trip reports. I have successfully used running shoes going down the west fork of oak creek canyon (near sedona) where m...

In GEAR » Best shoe for Paria Canyon?
January 06, 11:06pm

AZ
There is a fellow here in Arizona who has been working on just such an idea for a number of years. See if you like the way his site is set up--some ideas might be useful. http://www.hike...

In Post-Trip Reports » Online Backpack Trip Listing
November 24, 8:23pm

Going Lighter
I just turned 60 last summer--I started on the road to a lighter pack about 10 years ago. I own nice lightweight equipment but many of the things that lightened my pack were learning how to do the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Wise Women Go Light Pt. I
November 24, 8:13pm

Re: Silk
I have been wearing silk for years. I usually just use it after hiking but it helps to cut the wind in colder weather. I think of it as backup dry clothing. It is for spring and fall--not winter...

In GEAR » Silk
October 04, 9:08am

Re: Mary!
Colleen--I would write to you diredtly but I do not have your address. I don't know folks on this forum so I don't hang out here very often. I have a prolite4 too--I am going to let my boyfri...

In GEAR » What's Everyone using for a Sleeping Bag PAD. Z-lite etc.
September 29, 2:26pm

Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
Yes, I have mine and one that I ordered for my brother in law too. We both got the evolution 1P--I had to wait but now I also have my groundcloth and my stakes--I had a pole go bad on me and Bob r...

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
September 29, 2:20pm

Untreated Water
I hike almost exclusively in the Grand Canyon or on the Mogollon Rim in Northern Arizona. I have never treated any of my water and I have never been sick in 30 years of hiking here. A local docto...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking
September 22, 12:16pm

Re: What's Everyone using for a Sleeping Bag PAD. Z-lite etc.
Well, last weekend I tried out my new BMW 10 ounce inflatable--I also took 4 sections of cut down Z-rest for my feet and for a chair. I was comfortable. Mary

In GEAR » What's Everyone using for a Sleeping Bag PAD. Z-lite etc.
September 19, 7:57pm

Re: Re: No Stove-- Summer in the SW
If it was going to rain I would take my sil poncho :)

In Gear Lists » No Stove-- Summer in the SW
September 19, 7:53pm

Re: Summer in the SW
I just use it as a groundcloth but I have used it for shelter. One time I tied it to branches and just slept in the dirt to keep the rain off. I have also used it burrito style--when I do that I ...

In Gear Lists » No Stove-- Summer in the SW
September 19, 7:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Mary Simpson

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Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Just a note here-- I cut the leg seam up far enough to get my pants over my shoes-- it worked fine. Mary

In Clothing - Raingear
September 14, 7:24am