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Re: Trail camp
Why do people camp at Trail Camp? Because it is the last (highest) place to camp on the way going up the Mount Whitney Trail. There is a large pond of water. However, most of the rocky tent spots a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney zone #2
April 02, 1:00pm

Re: Several days food!
I don't know if that would work. Food preference is a very individual thing. You would need to have a long discussion with any service that was going to select your food. --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Several days food!
April 02, 12:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Guided trips
The mountain was Aconcagua in January 1996. We spoke to the park rangers right after we came down to base camp, and they were surprised that we were as successful as we were. The guided groups g...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
April 02, 12:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Idiot question...
Solar charge controllers do different things, depending on the model. In general, they control the solar charging to the battery. What does that mean? If the battery already has a high voltag...

In GEAR » Battery charger pack specs comparison!
April 02, 1:02am

Re: Lightweight Sleeping Bag 14.99 shipped
"This bag measures 85 inches tall and 31 inches wide and will keep you comfortable in temperatures 60 degrees and up." Good Grief! A mens t-shirt would keep you that comfortable. --...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Sleeping Bag 14.99 shipped
April 02, 12:44am

Re: New Firmware for the SE with New Features
Jim, the support Release Notes refer to Firmware 2.5. If you use the Sync function to grab the new version, it loads in as ver. 1.2.1.8770 and no explanation of the numbers. But, it seems to be ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
April 01, 4:31pm

Re: "Bear can misery"
"use the screwdriver to press in the tab, because (particularly if my hands are cold) it hurts my fingers to do it." I found that I can push the tab in pretty easily if I use my thumbn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 01, 2:19pm

Re: Re: Bear can misery
With the very same model of bear canister, a buddy and I had gone to the old secret lake in Yosemite. He had loaded his food along with a small bottle of olive oil. Unfortunately, he left a big air...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 01, 1:39pm

Re: Deca v1 Reworked
Leave some blank space so that you can stamp in the serial number and expiration date. Then a bit more of blank space for a sticker that holds the firmware revision number. I see the line going ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deca Spades
April 01, 1:31pm

Re: inside color for bag/quilt
If you use the bag for a long trip, the inside can get dirty. So, a dark color is less likely to show the dirt. I can't remember the inside of my bag. It was either black or brown or gray, or a...

In GEAR » inside color for bag/quilt
April 01, 12:07pm

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