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Another area in WV I forgot to mention is Seneca Creek Backcountry. I've only dayhiked a little there, but I've been meaning to do a few nights there sometime. I found this brief trip re...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 10, 12:43pm

Re: winter pod system?
What shelter are you using? What is the condition of the ground? Frozen ground is like sleeping on a block of ice! You might need double the pad insulation in that case. Six or more inches of sn...

In GEAR » winter pod system?
September 10, 8:35am

Re: Shell game?
I wonder if you could find a military version of the Houdini in XXL?

In GEAR » Shell game?
September 10, 7:56am

"I'm not disagreeing with your primary point that we can learn a lot from Native American philosophy, that it may help us to rebalance our relationship with nature. I just don't think ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 09, 2:28pm

Ah yes, it's possible to rationalwiki any idea away isn't it? The rational person also takes into account personal and cultural biases, and how the data may be skewed by such. Consider t...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 08, 10:18pm

"Leave No Trace" is a set of guidelines taught to outdoor groups. It's about how to respect natural settings, such as not leaving toilet paper littering the woods or starting a campfi...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 08, 9:27pm

Re: I picked the wrong hobby.
Definitely join and follow a good meetup group closely for upcoming meetups. There's a great group of people in your area that I've been trying to get out with sometime myself. Search meetu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 08, 8:34pm

Re: Pennsylvania late october
I think late October calls for a 30 degree quilt, especially if in the north of PA. What shelter and pad? Those make a big difference.

In Gear Lists » Pennsylvania late october
September 08, 8:18pm

Re: Shelter Recommendation Needed
I have to second Katherine's suggestion of an 8x10 tarp and a bug bivy or net tent. Yet, I also own tents. :) The TT SS2 does look like a great option for a tarp-ish tent though.

In GEAR » Shelter Recommendation Needed
September 08, 7:56am

Re: Just got back
Good to hear you had a great trip. It's interesting to hear how the gear list worked for you after the trip.

In Gear Lists » First Solo on JMT gear list
September 07, 8:34am

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