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Or not.
Times they are a'changing. Most everyone under 60 already has a large on-line persona. Everyone under 40 does. To paraphrase Andy Warhol, "In the future, everyone will be naked on...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Suggestion on removing our actual names from display
October 06, 12:36am

Solar is not worth it, usually - agreed.
I didn't look very much, but found S100 batteries for about $3 each on ebay. It would be a LONG trip before solar or an external auxillary battery would be cheaper or lighter than buying 2 or ...

In GEAR » backpacking camera
October 03, 10:23pm

Good to remind people
How timely. I'm leaving tomorrow morning to go look for bears. In my 20-odd black bear and 10 or so grizzly encounters, this article matches my experience - Play by the rules and the griz...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and the Bruin Mind
October 03, 10:10pm

Re: Olympus TG 1
Eric, thanks for the info. Very helpful. But I had to laugh at: > 1. Waterproof to 40 ft. W/ an audible alarm at about 35 ft. Because, on a hiking trip, when I'm 35 feet underwater, ...

In GEAR » backpacking camera
October 03, 6:25pm

Oatmeal cookies for breakfast
Dena, My wife has written Trader Joe's inviting them to AK and the TJ President wrote back explaining why they don't have an Alaskan location. That said, if you're passing through S...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Healthy 'no cook' meal plan
October 03, 6:20pm

High, deep, fish-filled lakes.
Jase: The scuba-diving link described seeing a very small fish. In a quick skimming of several websites, I didn't see a max depth and did find some hopes for such a survey to be done. A sem...

In Post-Trip Reports » Highest Lake in N America via Shepherds Pass, Mt Whitney High Country Indian Summer, Solo
October 03, 6:01pm

Re: Healthy 'no cook' meal plan
Skip the grapefruit - they are big and heavy. If you want vitamin C, just bring some dry juice mix. Some fiber (grain or fruit) is helpful to keep things "moving", but dried fruit or wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Healthy 'no cook' meal plan
October 03, 10:03am

As far as you can go.
Mid-October, I'm going to Adak in the Aleutian Island. As far as you can go without a passport. Also, about as far west as you can possibly go (177 W). But it's a very long haul from t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to fly for a week in mid October?
October 02, 5:29pm

16 versus 24 oz.
From the aluminum bottles I've tried and played with, while the 24-ounce bottles offered more cooking and water-carrying capacity, I just wasn't comfortable with the very thin walls. So I ...

In GEAR » 16 oz. Beverage Bottles
October 02, 5:24pm

Duluth Trading
Not as cheap as Monty's suggestion, but Duluth Trading has wicking T-shirts of "Diamond-knit" 93% nylon/7% spandex (a subtle waffle pattern). They promote them as work shirts (all th...

In GEAR » Light, cool t-shirts
October 02, 4:35pm

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