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Re: Ocean Packrafting?
I'd figure a pack raft can be paddled a little over 1 mph, while a 16+ foot hardshell kayak is easy to paddle at 3 mph for hours (4 mph on my longer kayaks). So a mile offshore would be much o...

In Packrafting » Ocean Packrafting?
November 12, 3:23pm

How about those SUL ice screws?

In On the Web » Rosetta
November 12, 3:06pm

Re: Joining two pipes together?
If they have to be in the same plane, yeah, I'd use a cross fitting of the proper ID. But how about a diaganol or square lashing with 80 or 100-pound test Dacron or similar? Lighter, cheap...

In Make Your Own Gear » Joining two pipes together?
November 12, 1:42am

Re: Re: Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
>"the Copper in AK at ~150,000 cfs" I wear a PFD when I'm on the SHORES of the Copper River. Really.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
November 09, 10:25pm

Re: Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
Any idea if they allow rafting trips during these events? I'd guess a lot of the rapids, like Lava, would be easier in higher water conditions. Although the mile-by-mile guidebooks would be f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
November 09, 4:42pm

Re: rope recommendations
Will you take a fall on the rope? That is critical because if you might ever take a leader fall on the rope, you want a dynamic rope that will stretch and not impose as high a force on the anchors...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » rope recommendations
November 07, 10:44pm

Re: Hiking with USFS Maps Only
I learned the use of USGS quads in Boy Scouts (all Scoutmasters were, by Federal Statute, former Army officers). The Korean-era guys were all about lensatic compasses, but after a few years, a you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 06, 11:04pm

Re: Re: Skepticism is good
>"the effect of contact times of chlorine and chlorine dioxide at a given concentration, PH, and temp" Regarding concentration, if you're close to the reference concentration (d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 03, 5:13pm

Learning curve.
Randy: Helpful data points. What that says to me is, whatever the make and model, do a serious "burn-in" at home. Use it, test it, learn it, all before you leave your local area. That ...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 11:55pm

Re: Re: light
I'm in the "bring a little more light than you expect to need" camp, but, sure, HYOH. If all you have is 10-20 lumens, you can always crisscross the area and find where the trail con...

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
November 02, 11:49pm

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