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bearikade in Jam or Pinnacle
I have hiked with he large Bearvault in both a Jam or Pinnacle. They are roughly the same size as the bearakide so it is possible. However, I also have a carefully folded Ridgerest that provides ...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
June 21, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Using Bleach for Purification
Ben, I'm going to talk with some "smart people" and see if I can get the best knowledge out there published on using bleach as a water purifier especially in the conditions that back...

In GEAR » conserving ClO2 tablets
June 21, 4:56pm

Re: Re: Using Bleach for Purification
Bob, I'm trying to work out a scheme to get my company to pay me while I hike the triple crown in a year. We also have a water filtration company and I'm trying to become "Brita Boy....

In GEAR » conserving ClO2 tablets
June 21, 2:34pm

Cheap snow stakes
I had a bunch of lightweight aluminum tent poles that I use for snow stakes. About 18" long and very lightweight.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tent technique in snow (Shasta)
June 21, 1:03pm

Using Bleach for Purification
There are a few folks here that advocate using bleach for water purification. There is conflicting information out there about how effective bleach is in combating giardia and Cryptosporidium. He...

In GEAR » conserving ClO2 tablets
June 21, 12:55pm

Re: JMT Hike by Boy Scout
Daniel, Rather than go through and pick apart each item I went ahead and finally posted my planned gear list for a PCT thru hike next year. If I were doing the JMT again I would change the follow...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
June 21, 9:01am

Sierra High Route
Not quite as remote as Alaska but there are stretches of the High Route that you won't see people for days. Google Sierra High Route and you can read part of Roper's book describing the ro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » VERY remote backpacking trip.
June 20, 1:08pm

Re: Trail Conditions
I made it over in snowshoes in mid may. Based on the CDEC data for Charlotte Lake it looks like you would be snow free below about 10,500 which means only the pass and bowl below the south side wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » need advice on where to go in CA
June 18, 1:14pm

The key to solitude in Yosemite
1) Don't go to the valley. 2) Hike off Tioga Road or Glacier Point Road. 3) I have not had problems getting permits without reservations, but I'm flexible. 4) I don't think Hetch Het...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » where in the US should I go backpacking?
June 18, 9:51am

Re: Re: An Introduction
"Tarptent doesn't make a 2 person shelter lighter than 2 lbs 2oz...even counting single wall shelters." Squall Classic - 1.5lb.

In GEAR » Backpacking Light @ REI = LOL
June 17, 5:55am

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