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Re: Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
I've stopped carrying poles gradually over the past year or so. I packed them on a recent family trip where I was the pack mule and carried more than 60 lbs total pack weight (after 60 lbs, I s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
August 27, 2:59pm

Re: Opsack instead of hanging food
Double-bagging in two Opsacks appears to have worked in this casual backyard experiment: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=47872

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Opsack instead of hanging food
August 27, 11:49am

Re: Re: New Cameras!
Jen: Awesome photo! You used HDR I assume?

In GEAR » New Cameras!
August 24, 8:20am

Re: WTB: TT Moment
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In Gear Swap » WTB: TT Moment
August 23, 9:16pm

Re: Review my gear list please? 9lb pack. 5 lb clothes.
I like the hammock! I wish I could sleep in one, but then I never tried a Blackbird. I don't think a Houdini would stand up to more than a light sprinkle of rain, but maybe that's all yo...

In Gear Lists » Review my gear list please? 9lb pack. 5 lb clothes.
August 23, 11:58am

Re: Late Summer, mid-Appalachian mountains
Thanks for the great feedback! September is late summer to me. Bugs aren't usually much of an issue in these areas, but it was nice to have repellent when I did encounter them. I'll thro...

In Gear Lists » Late Summer, mid-Appalachian mountains
August 23, 10:29am

Re: Water Purification Curiosity
No, and there's the risk that the water contains toxins from blue green algae which cannot be removed by any backpacking filter or water treatment methods. I'd move on and look for anoth...

In GEAR » Water Purification Curiosity
August 22, 3:41pm

Re: How cold can you go with this gear?
0-10F, because I'd wrap in my sleeping bag under my wind shirt. :) About 25F otherwise.

In GEAR » How cold can you go with this gear?
August 22, 1:08pm

Late Summer, mid-Appalachian mountains
Gear list in profile here (PDF) Feel free to critique and ask questions. My goal is light and simple. * night temps possibly down to 30F, likely down to 45F * light snow possbile * mostly f...

In Gear Lists » Late Summer, mid-Appalachian mountains
August 22, 11:55am

Re: Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
Stephen: The north sounds great. I was just there on a 3 day trip with the whole family. Darin: Awesome photo! Looking more closely at the hunting seasons, boar gun season runs through Nov 3....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
August 22, 9:20am

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