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Re: Hiking in the Snow for Beginners
Eating snow while hiking is part of my standard winter routine. So is wearing a cotton anorak as a softshell in dry cold conditions. Cotton kills, except when it doesn't. :) Not wearing s...

In Winter Hiking » Hiking in the Snow for Beginners.
December 05, 2:43pm

Re: Required items for UL backpacking
Not a matter of survival... I always bring a little extra food just because I might be extra hungry. :) Essentials lists can misdirect our focus. Don't focus on the gear, focus on the surviv...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 05, 1:14pm

Re: UL winter cook kit
"as I understand, for winter I need to melt snow too" That's a generalization which isn't always true. It depends on the conditions, such as: 1. Deep snow covering water mak...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 05, 12:56pm

Re: Leaving tarp at home
Weather forecasting isn't an exact science. I always bring something capable of being used as an overnight shelter, even if it's just an emergency bivy or large trash bag. In some areas,...

In GEAR » Leaving tarp at home
December 03, 10:05am

Re: Re: Great minds
^ LOL! And now we know how many lightweight backpackers it ought to take to pitch a tent taught, or is it taunt? or maybe it was tot? Ahhh... Forget this stuff. I'm getting a bivy!

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 02, 9:56pm

Re: Becoming disoriented in the woods
I was following a blazed wilderness loop trail in the fall which was covered with fresh leaves. There were few distinct landmarks which were really just nondescript small streams. I was on the last...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 02, 3:06pm

Re: BENGHAZI!!!!!
The truth, which Backpacking Light is insidiously trying to cover up, is that a senior intelligence official was out backpacking instead of monitoring the deteriorating operational security situati...

In Chaff » BENGHAZI!!!!!
December 02, 12:52pm

Re: Comedy on the trail
C'mon, be more serious! We're in the freakin' big bad wilderness here! ;-)

In Chaff » Comedy on the trail
December 02, 12:48pm

Re: Tent pitching, types of
Hilarious! I thought of one more seldom-used variation: tot -- I just let the kid set it up

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 02, 12:47pm

Re: Blank Thread
[I was going to share my thoughts, but I drew a blank.]

In Chaff » Blank Thread
December 02, 12:43pm

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