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Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
Here's an updated article from the LA Times with photos and a unique twist - someone was flying a drone I guess for info purposes but fire officials feel it poses a threat to firefighting aircr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 7:19am

Cut the cord
Pros: if connected to a weather app, one could be more prepared and the almost real time blogs of thru- hikers are pretty neat. Cons: peering into a screen or waving the phone in the air while try...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 29, 6:25am

Re: Reasonable vs unreasonable
If an item has provided a reasonable lifespan, I'd be loathe to return it. If it failed almost out of the box or off the showroom floor a return is in order. Complicating this is a lifetime...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 29, 6:14am

Bear spray
@Justin - the spray has been tested against bears, some requiring 2 sprays from the canister (iirc - black bear), with anecdotal evidence against charging bison plus other Rockies critters. Howeve...

In On the Web » Glacier NP, Texan, Bear spray and gunshot
July 28, 8:09pm

Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
GORP ... Grew tired of that 10years ago

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 28, 5:55pm

Re: Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
Could check out the PCT Blogs see what everyone is carrying (ULA,GG,osprey, ray-way,etc...) and how they handled their food/bear canisters http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Glacier NP, Texan, Bear spray and gunshot
Call me a skeptic but something a little fishy about the story. Bear spray has been shown to repel a Grizz off of a food source, so not sure of it "not working". It could be the attemp...

In On the Web » Glacier NP, Texan, Bear spray and gunshot
July 28, 5:21pm

Re: Safety in the backcountry
...In fact, the only times I've ever had problems with people was near a road or in an easily accessible camping area. Problems including inappropriate gun discharge /bullets whizzing over our...

In Philosophy & Technique » Safety in the backcountry
July 27, 6:30am

Re: WTB: Daypack
I have a REI flash 18 or 20 from last year that is a little excess (place to hold bladder, no pockets, but dual daisy chains). It is in good shape but the letterings coming off you're interest...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Daypack
July 26, 2:35pm

FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
SOLD (but leaving up details) Arc Blast Backpack (gently used on trails during 2 national Park overnights, Volume: 60 Liters , Color: Gray + Gray w/Black water pockets/netting/straps , Torso Height...

In Gear Swap » FS: ArcBlast 22" tall gray
July 26, 10:08am

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