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looking for decent 1/2 oz compass
Can anyone recommend a decent, basic 1/2 oz compass? I have a "real" compass for trips when it's needed, but for trips when it's not necessary, I'm looking for just a basic b...

In GEAR » looking for decent 1/2 oz compass
April 17, 6:30pm

Re: Philosophy of Thru-hiking
Wonderful and interesting comments, all - thank you! I hope there will be more to come. Cheers, Bill PS - I'm pretty sure those are footwear of some kind in the photo. The shape is rig...

In Philosophy & Technique » Philosophy of Thru-hiking
April 15, 7:47pm

finding the right trick birthday candles
"I carry a couple of trick birthday candles and use them to light" I got some of these two years ago for a trip and things didn't turn out as planned. Most of them melted in the ca...

In GEAR » Tips for lighting Esbit in High Winds
April 15, 7:36pm

Re: Recommendations for groundcloths
I've had really good results with the polycro from GG and with window shrink film. Assuming for the moment (and you'd want to confirm this) that this stuff generally works well but will occ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Recommendations for groundcloths
April 14, 5:49pm

Philosophy of Thru-hiking
I'm interested to hear other people's views on the essence of thru-hiking - what distinguishes a thru-hike and what's special about it. Is it about distance? Is it about time? Is it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Philosophy of Thru-hiking
April 14, 4:02pm

looking for a scrap of lycra mesh or similar
Anybody have suggestion about where I might get a small piece of lightweight stretch mesh for adding a front pouch to a small myog pack? Need less than 20" x 10" so getting a yard seems a...

In Make Your Own Gear » looking for a scrap of lycra mesh or similar
April 13, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dehydration & Heat stroke @ Nick
Wrt alcohol vs hand-washing, it's worth pointing out that alcohol-based hand sanitizers seem to be particularly ineffective against norovirus, something you *really* don't wanna get when yo...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
April 12, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Help with pack choice...
+1 on GregF's reply and on your recognition that your son's comfort is of primary importance. What pack you carry for these next couple of years isn't going to affect your experience. W...

In GEAR » Help with pack choice...
April 12, 8:08pm

Re: Lower Body Clothing System
After trying a pretty fair number of things, I was surprised to find myself gravitating back toward pretty ordinary lightweight nylon hiking pants. Any of a variety of the usual brands, based mostl...

In GEAR » Lower Body Clothing System
April 12, 7:54pm

Re: Light stream-crossing / camp shoes?
When I feel like I want some stream-crossing shoes and care enough about weight to do something other than clip on a ~ 10 oz pair of plastic sandals, I usually go with Vincere Grip Sand Socks with ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Light stream-crossing / camp shoes?
April 12, 7:37pm

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