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My Locale Mid-Atlantic
About Me Almost finished with school...for the second time. Hope to move to the Rockies when I'm finished.
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Re: Let the schooling begin - help?
I didn't see a FA/repair kit on your list. Take the pants or the shorts. Both seem unnecessary. Although, this time of year I prefer something full length for when it cools off. I don't ...

In Gear Lists » Let the schooling begin - help?
August 30, 6:06pm

Re: feedback on UL list for Fall in GA/NC mountains
Shouldn't need Deet in the fall. Stoic Ti kettle on sale at backcountry.com right now for $20.

In Gear Lists » feedback on UL list for Fall in GA/NC mountains
August 30, 12:25pm

Re: Looking for Dehydrated-Meal-in-Freezer-Bag Cooking Advice
Gallon size? Will they not fit in quart size? A common material used is called reflectix. You can use foil tape to tape the seams. Mine weighs under an ounce.

In GEAR » Looking for Dehydrated-Meal-in-Freezer-Bag Cooking Advice
August 29, 9:09pm

Re: time
1pm is probably best for me, but I could probably make it by noon if I left early enough.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
August 29, 4:30pm

Re: Re: Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
Sounds like that may be the best starting point. Here is a link for google map directions to the trail head: https://www.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=&daddr=38.9722,-79.3987&l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
August 29, 1:28pm

Re: Thanks!!!
I think you have a good strategy. Replace gear over time as money allows. Once your base weight comes down, try a frame-less pack. Take this current kit with you on several trips and replace or dro...

In Gear Lists » Updated 2013 JMT Gear List
August 29, 12:59pm

Re: Updated 2013 JMT Gear List
Looks like you've come down in weight from the previous thread. Well done. Why do you need 3 bandanas? The gerber knife and multi tool may be overkill. A swiss army classic would likely be f...

In Gear Lists » Updated 2013 JMT Gear List
August 28, 10:04pm

Re: Tips for hiking down very steep inclines
For downhill hiking I use a small zig zag method (kind of like skiing). This isn't something I planned or do on purpose...I just noticed myself doing it naturally. I think it really depends on ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tips for hiking down very steep inclines
August 26, 7:08pm

Re: Re: Have you tried inserts?
Just did some more browsing and found some more types of support (rock plates): EVA shank, EVA insert, Injected EVA, thermoplastic urethane shank, hard EVA plate, etc. EVA and TPU in differen...

In GEAR » What ultralight trail runners do you guys use?
August 23, 1:33pm

Re: Re: Have you tried inserts?
Thermoplastic urethane inserts and nylon plates are both forms of support in several different brands of trail runners. These would protect your feet from rocky surfaces. If the shoe has support, i...

In GEAR » What ultralight trail runners do you guys use?
August 23, 1:27pm

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