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One Backpacker's Worst Nightmare at Thousand Island Lake

In GEAR » "Bearier" bear cannister
January 27, 6:06pm

Re: Are you a solitary hiker?
If one of my sons goes on a trip with me then I swap out one item; the tarp/bivy gets replaced with a TT Squall. (It has same weight per person.) Everything else, alchohol stove etc, stays the sa...

In Gear Lists » General go-anywhere/ 3-season gear-list almost complete
January 27, 6:01pm

Re: Trip & Route Planning Process
1. What do you do (e.g., checklist of your trip/route planning activities?) On all trip I have a food plan. On most trips I will plot the route on my GPS software. For long trips such as SHR, JM...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip & Route Planning Process
January 27, 5:08pm

Canister Loaner
on postholer: Bear canisters are required along a substantial portion of the PCT in the Sierra. Hiking without a canister may result in a hefty fine. For the latest information on canister requi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear canister on pct
January 27, 4:48pm

Ursack
Cola, The Ursack can be grabbed and crushed by the bear but their teeth are not sharp enough to rip into the kevlar, so there is no food rewartd for the bear. The aluminum sleeve is suppose to st...

In GEAR » "Bearier" bear cannister
January 26, 8:19pm

bounce box
It holds extra supplies like batteries and gets bounced up the trail ahead of you to the next or later trail town.

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: The Vortex of Fear
January 26, 4:40pm

Outstanding!
This is the best article I've read on BPL. I will be heading out on the PCT starting May 22nd so I followed last years hikers very closely. You could see the Vortex of fear in the trail journ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: The Vortex of Fear
January 25, 4:36pm

Snowshoes
Rent some snowshoes and head out, I wouldn't venture out without them in these conditions, afternoons will be high probability of postholing. Also if for no other reasons it will give you trac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Icy Snow & Backpacking
January 24, 6:12pm

Re: Down in the PNW
I guess ducks and geese must avoid the PNW since their down doesn't work. :)

In GEAR » Down in the PNW
January 24, 3:53pm

Wind resistant
Tim, What's your thought about putting a bottom on to make it fully enclosed like a bivy? Are there negatives that would outweigh the wind/draft resistance?

In GEAR » A new? cold weather sleep system
January 24, 9:24am

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