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Re: New Zealand guide
Try my friend who spends a lot of time in NZ hiking, cycling, paddling. He charges "pennys" for the wonderful time he gives. He leds trips all over Europe, US, and NZ. I spent a mont...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me plan a hike in New Zealand please!
March 05, 3:22pm

Re: Backpacker mag-I like
Thank you Backpacker mag! I rely on many resources when picking gear. The 50lb packs could be all the gear they are testing. So would be heavier than if they only took "what is absolutely n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacker mag gear issue
March 03, 3:24pm

Re: Tea shopping in San Francisco
There is (was) a tea store in China Town that had the greatest selection of tea. 3-walls, and center floor options. Years ago, I bought this "Kings Tea" ($20 an ounce), and was it won...

In GEAR » Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
February 26, 2:38pm

Re: Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
Starbucks VIA is good! Even to this tea sipper! The other instant Mt. Hagen is not found on West Coast, where as Starbucks is on every corner. TIPS from a U.K. family: Brewing: Never ove...

In GEAR » Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
February 26, 10:31am

Re:Proper tea
Now, when you start discussing tea brew methods . . . them's fightn words!!!!! I am mostly a strong tea lover. But there are several green or blends I like. Nothing like bouncing down the ...

In GEAR » Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
February 25, 2:20pm

Re: Bay area - April Snow Mts. Wilderness?
Has anyone done this area? I've read that it is one of the least visited Calif. wilderness areas. From Stockton, the S/E corner area, from Maxwell, would be my choice, but, would be interes...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Bay area BPL April
February 23, 2:39pm

Re: Salomon XA Pro Trail runners
I have done both boots & trail runners. My boots are light also. But the trail runners really allow me to "boogie down/up the trail" with my poles. I can set a mean pace. I do h...

In GEAR » Trail runners or boots for the Sierras?
February 11, 3:52pm

leg weights, poles, Hammer Nutrition
I do 2-3, 20-25 mile hikes. I work full time, so my training is 0220-0400 Hrs. each morning. I do Mon-Wed-Fri, lower leg weight efforts (i.e. squats, leg lifts, step ups, forward thrusts) with ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
January 29, 9:55am

Dried fruit- -Safeway
Our local Safeway carries a variety of dried fruits, in bulk bins, and, in packages. They sometimes allow a "mix-an-match" per pound option.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best sources for dehydrated fruit?
January 27, 2:26pm

Foretrax-vs-Oregon?
Both units come in a 300 or 400 series. Foretrax 301 for good basis UTM/Lat-Long, backtracking 401 has a few more features If I am just assuring my location, the 301 seems to...

In GEAR » To those with a Garmin GPS - I need help
January 27, 10:36am

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