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Smuggling offer to Kiwis
I see posts at times about Aussies and NZers trying to source some bit of USA gear but getting stymied by excessive ecommerce or shipping costs (something we Alaskans can relate to) and I have twic...

In Gear Deals » Smuggling offer to Kiwis
October 14, 10:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: COMPASS!!
>"bet she was listening to her 'tunes' and not paying attention to where she was going" I did that the summer that the iPod came out. I never got lost, but I saw five grizz...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 8:19pm

Near Reykjavik
Cave entrance: Inside: We went back to the church for a concert. They have the biggest organ in the North Atlantic: But of course, this museum thinks THEY have the biggest org...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
October 11, 6:08pm

Re: Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
I was in Iceland a year ago and imagine returning to do a backpacking trip. Things that I noticed: Bicyclists were having a tough time with high winds and horizontal rains. I'd rather plan...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
October 11, 6:03pm

pressure drop calks
>"Do you think the different ID tubing has anything to do with the results?" No, that tubing is large enough to support a higher flow. At the highest flow observed, 0.5 liters/min,...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini filter as a camp gravity system?
October 10, 11:47am

Coals to Newcastle?
John: so on a snow-camping trip, you brought your own ice?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 10, 9:31am

Knife for 80 cents and 2 grams
Havalon Piranta-Edge knives have replaceable blades, which you can buy separately. The idea is, as you're skinning game, and you need to sharpen your blade, you simply replace it. The blades ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
October 09, 3:46pm

"Dumbest thing you ever carried"
A hot tub.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 09, 3:31pm

A hybrid approach.
If you're uncomfortable using the freezer bags to rehydrate the food, you could freezer bag 3 out of every 4 meals and use the original foil bag repeatedly for a few days, rotating on to anothe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 02, 11:20am

Re: Unless it has obviously been left for a reason
I pack almost everything out. Most trails in my area are out&back, so if it appears to have been recently lost, I leave it hanging prominently on a sign at the trailhead. Seems to be the comm...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 01, 11:51am

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