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Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
Looking into planning a trip to the mountains this year for two (maybe three) weeks in mid to late August. Would prefer to share the experience with someone but that may not be possible. I have don...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
February 18, 10:14pm

Backpacking Cats
My kitty cat hikes faster than I do so the whole idea would be a no go. Forget trying to feed her freeze dried food. It would make for some interesting photography though.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking with animals? How about a cat?
February 18, 10:01pm

Excellent!
Thanks for sharing your gear experiences Christine. This is one of the best threads I have seen that highlights LONG term gear use and expectations.

In GEAR » Gear: What breaks when and why?
February 16, 7:43pm

Re: Re: cell phone-- bringin' it?
My 406MHz PLB has better coverage than your cell phone : ) Actually, I do take the smartphone as it functions as a camera, camcorder, notepad, GPS (with offline topo), weather, alarm clock... an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » cell phone-- bringin' it?
February 14, 7:55pm

Re: SOTMR Thoughts
The suggested types/models Dan mentioned are what I would be interested in. Maybe options from both ends of the price spectrum rather than all uberexpensive cuben models. Remember that many of us l...

In GEAR » When is the Tent SOTMR coming out?
February 14, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio
That is neat Bob, I have seen some guys playing around with old PRC-25/77's and PRC-68's on the Amateur 6m (50-54MHz) band. That stretch of wavelengths has some interesting characteristics,...

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 04, 10:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Radio
Sorry to create confusion Bob, you are indeed correct that both are licensed. By unlicensed I should have specified FRS with it's effective radiated power limitations compared to other options.

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 04, 6:43pm

Re: Radio
Colin, Amateur Radio is a very versatile tool and can be well worth getting the basic license, whether you use it strictly as a means of communication or grow to find it is an enjoyable hobby. I us...

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 04, 5:59pm

Amateur Radio?
Although it may be overkill for your situation, have you considered obtaining FCC Amateur Radio Licenses? The Technician (entry level) class only involves a 35 question multiple choice test (mostly...

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 03, 8:08pm

Re: What's your UL BOB List?
Not to get on the whole big BOB scenario, but this is what I have and would use in that situation (notice I used pounds, not ounces): 5lb 70L pack for carrying hefty loads (because resupplying w...

In Gear Lists » What's your UL BOB List?
January 21, 10:08pm

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