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Valerie - thanks for your kind comments! My son is a trooper and wicked smart - backpacking is actually a great activity for him rather than, say, baseball or more conventional sports. His gross ...

In GEAR » A Question for You Science-Minded Folks...
September 12, 12:10pm

social beverages
I admire those committed to a social beverage - I guess I'm lucky that I am happy with and arguably prefer a bit of scotch and water or bourbon and water. Lighter and more bang for the grams s...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 12, 9:49am

The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
I mentioned this on another thread but it occurred to me this might be a fun thread on it's own. What is the most extreme/interesting/amusing example of "non lightweight" backpacking...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 12, 8:29am

Interesting
I'm middle age and have up even on self inflating pads - just couldn't get a good nights sleep so I got an exped (best sleep I've had outdoors). My son still uses a z lite as folding...

In GEAR » A Question for You Science-Minded Folks...
September 12, 4:06am

Re: CS tool + boker anti-grav knife
That Boker is sweet - curse you I just bought the titanium handled version... The worst part is that I will worry about the ceramic blade and likely end up bringing another knife along as a back...

In GEAR » how big of a knife do we really need (or how small of knife can we get by with)?
September 11, 1:56pm

well
I only have one vest and it is part of my REI spruce run jacket. Not the lightest but the arms and hood zip off so it is both #1 and #2 for me... although I do have a Montbell Thermawrap that I...

In GEAR » synthetic post...3 items questioned
September 11, 1:55pm

MSR
I've had two experiences with MSR's customer service and found them to be excellent. A friend gave me a Hubba tent - which had a fly that had delaminated - sent them an email explaining ...

In GEAR » The best warranties?
September 11, 1:12pm

Exped
Dave - your pm is not setup for email - but ill take the pad (helium and all!) Pm me your payment information. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Exped UL 7 SynMat
September 10, 3:01am

Interesting
Nice to see that the classic - as noted - is capable of handling most jobs (if perhaps not elegantly). I'm a bit of a knife knut so I typically have more knife with me than I need. I recent...

In GEAR » how big of a knife do we really need (or how small of knife can we get by with)?
September 09, 7:29am

Heavier layer - or more layers for increased cold
I picked up a set of Polartec power stretch heavyweight base layers to use primarily for sleeping in cold weather. My last cold trip I used lightweight bottoms supplemented by a pair of synthetic ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Heavier layer - or more layers for increased cold
August 29, 10:04am

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