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Smiley Gear
I'm with Thomas on this one. Old guys know what's important. My Nalgene 32oz. Wide-Mouth Cantene is my never hit the trail with out it piece of gear. Good for 2 pees in middle of the nigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 17, 1:03pm

We have about 43 signed up including family members and a few tentative attendees. Many say they are coming on Sat and staying overnight. A lesser number are signed on for all three days and a few...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 16, 11:11pm

Training Hikes
As Craig mentions there are a lot of options beyond Echo. 3 routes up to inspiration point (and three routes back) making for 9 different semi-loops. Combine the hike with an overnight stay at Mt....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Gabriel Valley folks, what are your favorite training hikes?
March 16, 9:51pm

Filler method
How many days food are you planning for? I have the Weekender and have managed 9 days--8 days in the canister and carry the first days food in my pack. As Nick said it depends a lot on your food ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using the "filler" method with a bear can
March 14, 3:41pm

MLD at SoCal GGG...sorta!
"be an unofficial MLD mid rep" Ya gotta start somewhere Stephen. Maybe you'll end up with a whole new career. All kidding aside that great you'll be bringing up some of ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 14, 12:36pm

Solar Charger
I'll be the 4th or 5th or... vote for the Suntactics sCharger 5. I hike with a couple of friends that share one for their multitude of electronic items and constant facebooking. It does the jo...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 12, 6:58pm

I hiked the trail in 2010. Information about that trip can be found here: We stayed at some of the campsites you listed. At a few places...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
March 12, 12:02pm

Hip belt
I'm with Malto on this. My pack is normally light enough that it doesn't matter. For a shorter trips I use a GG Murmer that has a 3/4 belt that good as a hip belt holder and not much else....

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you unbuckle your hip belt when hiking down hill?
March 10, 9:35pm

Try before buying
There will be lots of different tents you could look at/get in/try at the GGG/SOCAL in Apr.

In GEAR » Try before buying?
March 10, 1:38pm

There may be some info in this article to help you make a choice. There are certainly newer and lighter stoves that have come out since it was written but there is still useful info to he had. h...

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 09, 6:34pm

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Borah UL Gear
I recently contacted John at Borah Gear about repairing my Stealth Pack that I've had for a number of years and has more than 1,000 miles on it. He immediately responded and said just mail it to ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 18, 2:40pm