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Service Plans
Being an aviator and backpacker, I have considered jumping on the InReach SE bandwagon. I have a 406MHz PLB that stays in the flight bag and goes on solo or "risky" trips but is rathe...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
September 19, 7:23pm

Permethrin vs. Cats
One other thing I thought about but forgot to mention is that permethrin is extremely toxic to cats (and fish) in large enough quantities. I did not want to risk getting my cat sick by routinely tr...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
September 19, 7:13pm

Insect Shield
Glad someone thought to post the link, I came back to do just that. I was able to get two complete outfits (LS + SS shirts, pants, socks) and a couple more items treated for the cost of two or t...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
September 19, 6:53pm

Re: Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
The area I am in is prime tick territory and they do carry lime here. Rather than treating clothing myself multiple times a year (the Sawyer stuff is only good for a few washings or a few weeks....

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
September 19, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Zion Traverse
That is helpful information Ted, I enjoyed your article! Spoke with the backcountry office today, rainfall has been slightly above normal so I think we will be good.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion Traverse
September 16, 9:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Zion Traverse
So is it safe to assume that if water was scarce this spring that it will be scarce in the fall, even after the rainy season? I would think conditions could be different. Will still check with the ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion Traverse
September 03, 10:19pm

Possibly WTB: Hexamid Solo Tent
Anyone want to part with a Hexamid solo tent? Figured I would check the used market vs getting a new one for an upcoming trip. Looking for like new, gently used, olive drab or white.

In Gear Swap » Possibly WTB: Hexamid Solo Tent
September 02, 9:27pm

Re: Zion Traverse
Thanks for the suggestions. I figured on carrying at least 4L at a time but will plan to have up to 6L capacity if needed. The Skurka Databook is very handy and I am surprised I did not find it ear...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion Traverse
September 02, 8:07pm

Zion Traverse
Heading out to Zion NP in early October. A friend and I are planning to do the Zion Traverse from North to South. He has already made the reservations. Day 1: Lee Pass TH to La Verkin Creek near...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion Traverse
September 02, 3:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .
@Christopher: I considered doing the Kearsarge Pass resupply last year but we planned on going all the way through (I had to leave the trail at VVR). If I end up going this year, I will probably be...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit and Bear Canisters
June 04, 9:41pm

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