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Re: Cell phones
"I'll begin by saying that I am worried to death about the current crop of young cell-phone users. They have an attachment to their cell phones akin to newly-born babies attached to their ...

In GEAR » Serious problems with cell phone 911 call locations
November 22, 7:55am

Re: My Gear List: Advice?
Here's what I would change if it were my list. drop: stove: cook on small fire? = 0 oz Sawyer or SteriPen Camelback all extra clothing except 1 pair of sleeping socks replace: mug: u...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List: Advice?
November 20, 12:01am

Re: Lightweight warm socks
Wigwam Ice Socks: http://shop.wigwam.com/p-2399-wigwam-the-ice-sock.aspx

In GEAR » Lightweight warm socks
November 14, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 vs TT Stratospire 2
I don't think most tents need a groundcloth, but I camp on forest duff or snow. If camping on rock or thorns, I'd probably use one--polycro or window film.

In GEAR » Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 vs TT Stratospire 2
November 12, 3:20pm

Re: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 vs TT Stratospire 2
I have a CS UL1 and a TT Scarp 2. Both are great tents. I also had an old-style Moment which I sold in favor of the CS. The Scarp 2 has a similar inner as the SS, but it also has short vertical end...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 vs TT Stratospire 2
November 12, 11:07am

Re: PCT 2014 list
Here's what I would change if it were my list. add: topo maps compass fire lighting device and backup and small amount of tinder whistle headlamp suitable for night hiking sunscreen m...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
November 08, 8:13am

Re: old school
Another wintertrekker fan here. "For myself, I've gradually adopted wool pants, a simple fleece jacket, an unlined wind breaker and a wool shirt over my base layer while ski touring. Al...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 05, 10:48am

Re: Open relationships, polyamory, etc
This is Backpacking Light. Bringing along more than one spouse is way too excessive! ;-)

In Chaff » Open relationships, polyamory, etc
November 03, 10:11am

killer cotton
Cotton kills, except when it doesn't. :) In dry cold conditions, it works great as a breathable shell. And, it's more durable than synthetics (most important if you're gathering/process...

In Winter Hiking » Crazy winter hiking dream
November 01, 6:49pm

Re: Crazy winter hiking dream
Sounds like my kind of trip! I'm not a great skier, but asking if skis or snowshoes would be better indicates that you likely haven't used skis. :) They're faster, but only if your r...

In Winter Hiking » Crazy winter hiking dream
November 01, 11:02am

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