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My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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Yup, go with Buck.
" Is this a stupid idea that we will regret? " no. it's not a stupid idea. but it will prove though in practice to be a cumbersome and costly (from the missed work time that you wa...

In GEAR » GPS necessary for the CDT?
December 13, 5:23pm

Re: Any other hunters on here?
northern sled works makes a pretty nice pulk. if there's snow, they slide sweet. not so hot on gravel. but if the world is white, you can pull a LOT of mass easily. i have had good luck haul...

In Other Activities » Any other hunters on here?
December 11, 7:32am

Re: Supai Flatwater
nice : it looks the dimensions of the sevylor trailboat, something i have many river miles in. with the small front tube they float (sevylor) level, but tend to ship a Lot of water over the bow...

In Packrafting » Supai Adventure or Flyweight Flytepacker?
December 11, 7:11am

Re: Best Practice: Trekking pole maintenance
" Maintenance is not my favorite activity " well. ok ... being a journeyman maint tech, and moving past the part of me that draws the line at not dating people who state things like &...

In GEAR » Best Practice: Trekking pole maintenance
December 10, 11:56am

Re: "Light" gear list to shoot for?
the tent sort of depends on the size of the dog. unna vs akto (i've owned both, and either is overkill for california), you'll simply Go Faster with an akto. the setup/takedown time is so ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 9:40am

Re: Stupid light
aaron wins, if only by the hutzpa to admit doing something that lame. -- and there is a line between having "plenty" of whisky, and "enough" whisky. at first, in the beginnin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your "stupid light" moments.
December 08, 9:17am

Re: Wetsuit question
" anyone interested in a Cervelo P2C? " i looked that up . !!!! good lord man, they're Gorgeous ... just hand it on the wall ! ---- (hold on.. let me do the "right thing...

In Packrafting » Wetsuit question
December 06, 8:07pm

Re: Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
i have had really decent service from an old pair of goretex socks. i wear them over my sleepy-socks (not My name for them, i assure you ... ) and that keeps feets warm on outside-the-tent adventur...

In GEAR » Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
December 06, 6:30am

Re: Beware Chinese canisters!
possibly the best-ever .. ever , thread on bpl. gas stratification (it happens. it really really does). eluding to the possible return of dreaded and possibly fatal brownian motion discussions of...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
December 04, 7:34am

Re: Fabrics and tearing?
so .. yes.. go with #3, and expect some attrition too.( #4 ? ) we don't have the data as to if your bag was torn during use, or was damaged in transit. i use a very stout pack, and that pro...

In GEAR » Fabrics and tearing?
December 03, 8:35pm

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm