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First season Michigander going to Shenandoah...Preperation
Labor day in the Shenandoah, I would not take too many extra clothes. I wouldn't take more than one short sleeve wool/poly shirt, a rain jacket (Driducks will be fine there)and your UL hooded ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First season Michigander going to Shenandoah...Preperation
August 15, 8:38am

Pooped out
Ah, how I remember the joy of finding a nice hard poop in the diaper! I would claim those changings when I could predict them.

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking with Preschoolers in the High Sierra
August 14, 3:38pm

Trail Runners in Rocky Envoriments (New England)
Yes, your ankles will get stronger. And yes, your foot placement will get better. Many here will tell you its the best change they've made in their backpacking style. They worked great for m...

In GEAR » Trail Runners in Rocky Envoriments (New England)
August 14, 2:36pm

Smokies temperature in September?
This might help as far as the range: http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/weather.htm

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies temperature in September?
August 13, 7:57am

Smokies temperature in September?
Ben, I'm doing a Smokies trip in September too. Clingman's Dome is the highest elevation, but there are other similar elevations across the AT and the other northeastern ridge. I would...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies temperature in September?
August 13, 7:39am

Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
For me, much of the weight savings in a tarp goes to the fact that I really never bring my bivy with me. I never want one. If its warm enough for bugs, I don't want to be in a bivy. I will t...

In GEAR » Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
August 12, 2:50pm

I need help adding weight
Rem, I like your list. I would consider a consider a cushier full pad like a neoair. And I like to have 1/8" pad I use to supplement my sleeping pad, use as a ground sheet, and use around...

In Gear Lists » I need help adding weight
August 09, 9:17am

Tarp in the bugs
I really like using a tarp for a lot of reasons. I usually take no inner, bivy, or netting other than a head net here in southern Appalachia. And I rarely use the head net. As much as I like t...

In GEAR » AHH! I can't choose! BA SL1 vs WB Tarp
August 08, 1:01pm

Pemigewasset Wilderness White Mtns NH - 40 mile loop 8/1 - 8/03/13
Great pictures, Jake.

In Post-Trip Reports » Pemigewasset Wilderness White Mtns NH - 40 mile loop 8/1 - 8/03/13
August 06, 2:58pm

Has Anyone Used a Rain "Kilt"?
Yes. Its my go-to rain gear for my lower half. I use a zpacks cuben one. Its light. Its quick and easy to put on and off. Your legs don't sweat in it. It keeps you dry down to your knees....

In GEAR » Has Anyone Used a Rain "Kilt"?
August 06, 12:37pm

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