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Re: bread bags
I use them inside my trail runners when they are still wet from stream crossings when I get to camp. I air dry my feet for a little bit, put on my sleeping socks, then bread bags, then wet shoes. W...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 18, 6:00pm

Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
"Given how much slower I would hypothetically be on the climbs I doubted then and doubt now that overall cycling would be much faster than hiking." It's a helluva lost faster. I wa...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 6:22pm

TOTD
"If your trail head is near a stream, bring a plastic net shopping bag, like they use in Europe, with a couple of beers, and tie it off in the stream in a concealed area. That way you'll h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 07, 5:13pm

Re: inReach
I love the functionality of the inReach but I have doubts about the reliability. I had mine malfunction on a week long trip in September. It started working again and I didn't have any problems...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 11:28pm

Re:Maroon Bells - Why I stay away
"Solitude is lost when you encounter over 20 groups in a day." I have a different definition of solitude! Might be time for actual permits (not self serve) there. I've only bee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maroon Bells - Why I stay away
October 30, 4:10pm

Re: dog poop
" in spite of the fact that it probably is "good" for the grass/environment." It's not. Their diet is too high in protein. Even if did make good fertilizer, it's stil...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 26, 4:23pm

Llama rescued!
Just got this email. Some good news to start the day: "The llama from the Goat Rocks Area has been found and has been successfully and safely lead out on the second attempt to find it. The ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Llama rescue?
October 25, 9:51am

Re: Which FB overboots?
"Is that -17F or Celsius?" Fahrenheit thankfully. :) I'm pretty temperature tolerant (snowshoeing at -17, playing golf at 115, no problem) but that's about as cold as I'd p...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 17, 1:57pm

Re: Which FB overboots?
"Wow, I didn't realize FB had so many flavors of overboot! Which ones? I am also interested in something that can work with trail runners and accommodate snowshoes and micro spikes.&quo...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 17, 10:55am

Re: Retirement
Good luck Kathy. I hope you find the perfect place for you. I think you're definitely way ahead of the game by doing lots of research in advance.

In Chaff » Retirement
September 26, 11:29pm

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