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RE: Trees and Concentrated Impact
While it is nice to hear about the stand-off sticks, it is too bad the trees are being used as belay pins to provide enough friction to control the rope when lowering down the bear bags ... yup, th...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 20, 5:52pm

RE: Philmont Rules
Thanks Mike for your efforts. RE: LNT - I agree with your observations on garbage disposal an LNT method would be better. In addition, on our last trip in 2011, the bear bag ropes wrapped ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 19, 11:59pm

Re: Backpacking with heavyweighters without preaching
Like John, I'm involved in Scouts where many times Be Prepared is interpreted to mean "Have a lot of stuff" rather than "Know a lot of stuff" In that context, here is a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking with heavyweighters
July 07, 5:29pm

RE: Contoured design acting as a de-facto frame
Not attempting to answer for Lawson here, but hopefully offering additional information for consideration: Way back in the day, Jensen frameless packs were contoured design too & attempted ...

In Gear Deals » Semi-Custom Backpacks
July 06, 7:42pm

RE: Balaclava (sub 1.5 oz)
I really like the Patagonia Capilene 4 Balaclava (HE). It's a great piece for me. 1.2 oz, compacts down very small, nicely warm, stretchy, and very breathable (It is made from Polartec Power...

In GEAR » Favorite balaclava (sub 1.5 oz)
July 04, 12:27pm

White Peak Fire is about 3 Miles South of Philmont
FYI: (as quoted from Philmont's webpage) "The Whites Peak Fire is located about 3 miles south of Philmont’s southern property line. It is approximately 850 acres in size. Fire crews h...

In Philmont » White Peak Fire is about 3 Miles South of Philmont
June 14, 7:49am

RE: What would John Muir take?
For your consideration: hmm, Bread Satchel, Coat Pockets full of stuff, a Sierra Cup hanging off of one of his coat's button holes ... a prime example of Chouinard's saying "The m...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight and the 10 Essentials
June 09, 1:31pm

+ 1 on Cost
+1 on the Cost Curiosity question

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 05, 8:01am

Re: Pot Lid Plate / Skillet
Umm ... actually manufacturers do. Here are a few examples: http://www.snowpeak.com/cookware/backpacking.html http://www.evernewamerica.com/products.htm http://www.montbell.us/products/di...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pot lid plate/skillets
June 04, 7:56am

Re: Bearvault size reduction
A quick 2 cents: RE: "Seems like having a glued seam would be a major weak point and defeat the propose of the bear keg" With the exceptions of the Bear Vault & the Lighter1 (whi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bearvault size reduction
May 14, 12:02pm

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