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Re: Re: Re: Backpacking Tights - Part 2
What I have - and all the powerstretch I am familar with - is around the weight of 100 weight fleece or of expedition weight long johns. Smooth nylon knit face, and as you say not likely to be very...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Tights - Part 2
August 24, 4:14pm

Re: Backpacking Tights - Part 2
Damien - Where in your spectrum would a pair of Polarstretch tights fit?

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Tights - Part 2
August 24, 11:53am

Re: Canister stove ignition options
I just carry a mini bic. I actually carry two - one with the stove and another in my kit bag. But I've never had one fail in probably 25 years of taking them. When snow camping I put it in my p...

In GEAR » Canister stove ignition options
August 24, 11:39am

durability
Many people are afraid that lighter gear will not hold up. They want rugged stuff, and when they handle the lighter gear it feels flimsy to them, so they stick with the bombproof stuff. Durability ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
August 21, 10:07pm

Re: No but ...
They normally have to ship food out because so much gets left there, so I doubt they'd have any problems with someone just coming in to graze the buckets. But I suppose it wouldn't hurt to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever resupplied out of MTR hiker buckets??
August 21, 9:37pm

Re: Hoping for a good winter for a change
My fingers are crossed as well.

In Winter Hiking » Hoping for a good winter for a change
August 17, 11:43am

Re: Anyone ever resupplied out of MTR hiker buckets??
When I resupplied there I saw a lot of food in the giveaway buckets. As long as you don't care what you eat I think you could do it. You also have to be flexible on cooking - I saw lots of bags...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever resupplied out of MTR hiker buckets??
August 14, 7:20pm

check that first photo
Amy. nice report. You might want to check that first photo - it's just a little ways off of that route:)

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT: Ebbetts Pass to Castle Pass
August 11, 10:01pm

Re: How do I deal with my fear?
What seems to me to be the real questions, Sarah, is not how do you deal with your fear but whether it is a rational or an irrational fear. A rational fear keeps you from doing something that is to...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 10, 10:09am

Re: Difference between map and trail distance?
I've found trail signs to be pretty unreliable in terms of mileage. The worst in my experience are Forest Service signs; NPS seems to do a better job, but I still don't trust them. I treat ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difference between map and trail distance?
August 10, 9:51am

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