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My (failed) attempt at a SHR section
+1 on the Diamox. The stuff seems to work for those prone to altitude sickness.

In Post-Trip Reports » My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
September 09, 5:10pm

Don't knock it until you try it
Many people here will tell you their switch to trail runners is the best change they have made. New Balance and maybe others come in wide sizes. My wife, who is not an avid outdoorsman, switched ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
September 03, 3:18pm

Torso only pads, Yay or Nay?
If I was in the desert or Sierra, I would probably give it a try. If I used a full tent, I would probably give it a try. Full size pads are a bit heavy. But I primarily use a tarp in southern ...

In GEAR » Torso only pads, Yay or Nay?
September 03, 1:46pm

6 days backpacking in Glacier NP
Thanks for posting the great photos. I've got to go.

In Post-Trip Reports » 6 days backpacking in Glacier NP
September 03, 8:03am

Smokies
I would leave at home deer, sunscreen, and compass. You can't really get lost there. I might see you there. We are going the opposite direction over 3 nights starting the 13th. I'll be car...

In Gear Lists » Smokies in September list
August 31, 5:23pm

Ideas
I will typically just carry a head net if I expect bugs. They can't bite thru your sleeping bag unless you are using it as a quilt because of the heat.

In Gear Lists » 3-season gear list, want to lose some weight
August 30, 1:45pm

Feedback Sought: General Gear Lists for Two/Three-Day Trips
By improve, I assume you mean lighter. Here are my thoughts: 1.Both your gloves seem heavy for summer/autumn. liners should usually do. 2.Both of you can go a lot lighter on rain jackets. There...

In Gear Lists » Feedback Sought: General Gear Lists for Two/Three-Day Trips
August 30, 12:17pm

Feedback Sought: General Gear Lists for Two/Three-Day Trips
By improve, I assume you mean lighter. Here are my thoughts: 1.Both your gloves seem heavy for summer/autumn. liners should usually do. 2.Both of you can go a lot lighter on rain jackets. Th...

In GEAR » Feedback Sought: General Gear Lists for Two/Three-Day Trips
August 30, 12:14pm

6 days backpacking in Glacier NP
Not lame at all, Donna. As an Eastern hiker, I am often in awe when I get out west too. I'd love to see your photos.

In Post-Trip Reports » 6 days backpacking in Glacier NP
August 30, 8:48am

Conversion from Military Heavweight Backpacker to an Ultralight Enthusiat
Unless you don't have regular water sources, I would take less water carrying capacity. Even if carrying a large amount of water, I would look at platypus or evernew bags as a lighter option. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Conversion from Military Heavweight Backpacker to an Ultralight Enthusiat
August 30, 8:36am

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