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Be sure where that runoff is coming from if you don't filter. I recall pumping away at a stream when a tromp of packers all dunked their nalgenes to fill up right where I was pumping from. No...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking out of lakes vs snow melt/running water
June 13, 4:30pm

New firmware
Just in time for my trip, deLorme doubles the battery life! Now, always on tracking lasts 5.2 days! Longer than Spot! "This latest firmware update is now downloadable from explore.delorm...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach for iOS!
June 08, 2:26pm

Re: Old Timers
Anything by Norman Clyde, Clarence King is good too.

In Philosophy & Technique » The logistics of Old-time mountain climbers
June 07, 2:02pm

Re: packaging
I _was_ being sarcastic... I'm really amazed that anyone would buy either of these. Although I must admit I once bought a hiker's medical kit full of useless packaging of a few pills an...

In GEAR » Smaller size packaging
June 07, 11:36am

Smaller size packaging
I've been fretting over how much space rolls of toilet paper and duct tape consume. I haven't wanted to take the plunge and MYOG some smaller rolls. But then I found these gems: ...

In GEAR » Smaller size packaging
June 06, 10:21pm

Re: Canopy
Hehe. Of course all this talk is great at sea level. 10K might suck the air out of my time estimates. The family thinks the MyoGel malto-whey I'm drinking must have amphetamines in it. My ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Downhill Technique
June 06, 9:16pm

Re: Hippies
Puerile ad hominems are usually thrown by egos needing to compensate for their social inadequacy. Have you been feeling atavistic lately? Random shotgun blasts only make it worse. They puff you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Theft of camping gear
June 06, 12:03pm

Re: Poles
For most of my hiking life I didn't own or use poles. Then about 10 years ago I started using them and thought they were the greatest thing. This year's hiking I haven't used them yet...

In Philosophy & Technique » Downhill Technique
June 05, 5:13pm

"I haven't had an ACL on my right knee in over 25 years, and it doesn't slow me down." What's your secret? Knee brace? Hiking in a wheelchair? Gnawing on beef shanks? :)...

In Philosophy & Technique » Downhill Technique
June 05, 10:26am

Re: all posts
What a difference perspective makes. I have been training to keep my pace under 16 minute miles (3.75 mph) over long distances. To do so, I've needed to do a 'fast shuffle jog' on d...

In Philosophy & Technique » Downhill Technique
June 05, 12:10am

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