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Sloan Canyon
I'm not local to the area but Sloan Canyon looks like it may be a fit. You can see trails on Caltopo.com on "terrain" setting. It looks like a desert hike/run that might suit you. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Runner seeks trail close to Vegas strip!
April 16, 2:23pm

Bad stove advice
I have spent a fair amount of time in Mexico and Central America. I don't think I have ever seen a gas canister. I know I have not seen them for sale. I think if you purchase a gas burning s...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 16, 12:40pm

Workers comp
Jennifer: Part of my work involves representing workers in workers comp cases. Unfortunately, your story sounds very familiar even in a state where workers compensation is mandatory. If Tx wor...

In Chaff » ah, pesky government regulations strangling small business!
April 15, 9:40am

Bundy......A True American Hero?
Bundy's legal arguments don't sound very good to me. He makes arguments often heard by people who don't get their way. But I think Bundy should get his day in court to make these poor...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 15, 9:12am

Tent Sleeping Bag and Stove
I see you are starting in Mexico, going through Central America, and then to South America. I would definitely start with 3 season or warmer gear. Even the highest mountains of central America ar...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 14, 1:40pm

rain kilt
If the weight was important, I wouldn't hesitate to drop the kilt in summer. I take a light rain kilt typically in summer but it's not that essential

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 12, 8:40pm

Sierra Designs All Season Windjacket -- thoughts?
Its only "all season" if you live in a place that has no summer. Looks like a soft shell that I would only use for high abrasion uses, as Dale mentioned.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs All Season Windjacket -- thoughts?
March 28, 10:25am

Re
I don't envy you position, Ike. Doug has set the bar high. I will look forward to your article anyway.

In Post-Trip Reports » We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
March 28, 8:40am

Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
I have come to prefer a wider pot for an alcohol stove. For a pot that narrow, Zelph's Starlyte is great. Its really good for any pot. As for MYOG for a narrow pot, I have experimented a...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
March 24, 2:26pm

Seam Sealing tent, weather timing questions
I would do it inside too. The fumes are not too bad. I have done it inside before. I wouldn't even worry about the ventilation too much if you can close off the room. The sealer is a bi...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing tent, weather timing questions
March 24, 12:29pm

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