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Re: RE: 10 "Essentials"
If I read "every" like Valerie did, then, yeah, many times I've got only a water bottle or only a warm cap along. I hear "hike" and I'm thinking 10 miles or more.

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 10:29am

Re: Re: 10 "Essentials"
Yes, same as Ian, but a lighter in these areas: FAK is mostly in my head. And being able to improvise with what's at hand. As I age and my skin gets thinner, a few band aids. Extra cloth...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 10:26am

Re: Anyone have experience with the Brunton OSS series compasses?
Just so others know what you're talking about, here's the low end of the line: As low as $11 at B&H Photo. I haven't used that Brunton, but I've generally liked their stuf...

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with the Brunton OSS series compasses?
July 15, 9:39pm

Re: Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
Back when I was half my age, I taught a few thousand people CPR, FA, AFA, and WFA. Agreed, Red Cross 8- to 16-hour courses can be quite tedious and focus exclusively on what to do while dialing 91...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 14, 11:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Geekdom
"Aren't bears attracted to slide rules?" Perhaps Golden Bears. And Polar bears who need to convert from Cartesian coordinates. "If you want to trim weight, you can disca...

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 6:46pm

Re: read it, hiked it, liked it
> "I doubt that many non-hikers get inspired to do the PCT" Circa 1979, I was going up Whitney out of Whitney Portal and there was a family strewn all over the trail. We passed Mom...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 14, 4:36pm

Geekdom
Sorry, Ken. 3 significant figures.

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 3:30pm

Re: What do you hike with that nobody else has?
A. Sentimental B. Unique C. Pretty darn geeky? I've brought a 6-inch slide rule on a 9-day trip. (I'm being UL, I leave the 10- and 20-inch ones at home). Somewhat like the zen of sh...

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 2:37pm

Re: Kestral Minimalist weights with cut-down sheath
>"Personally, I'll be passing on the $110 Kestral" 13 grams is impressive, for sure. So is $110. I focus on grams when I'm backpacking (and a SAK Classic is plenty) but ...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 14, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Location in Bay Area
>"We outgrew Point Reyes." Gotcha. A victim of your own success.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 07, 1:57pm

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