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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Grand Canyon Permit/planning
>> 10 miles is about right for me in the canyon, and I can usually otherwise do 20 mile days if the elevation gain isn't extreme. I don't even think in terms of "miles" ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Permit/planning
January 15, 9:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Grand Canyon Permit/planning
>> Definitely not worth going for just the food. Oh, I don't know... after a couple of warm days on the trail, I thought it was the best salad I'd ever had. :) I prefer the stew, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Permit/planning
January 14, 5:03pm

Re: What haven't you replaced?
MSR Titan kettle Sweetwater filter Just retired this year - Thermarest ProLite, Primus canister stove, Canon Powershot A710 point-and-shoot camera

In GEAR » What haven't you replaced?
January 14, 2:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Grand Canyon Permit/planning
>> My girlfriend and I aren't really looking to do anything epic in terms of milage but are both capable of putting in consecutive 20+ mile days. I take it that you've never hiked ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Permit/planning
January 14, 2:00pm

Re: lightweight trekking poles
I use Fizan Compact poles, aluminum, 158g each, adjustable with twist locks. I've had them for about 2 years now and love them. No issues with the locks. Purchased them from outdoorgb.com -- t...

In GEAR » lightweight trekking poles
January 08, 8:32am

Re: Freezer Bag Cooking for 2
>> Is this pot big enough to boil water for 2? Yes, I think so. We typically use an MSR Titan (0.85L) or the GSI kettle (1 qt=0.9L) and they both work fine. Most of our FBC meals require ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Freezer Bag Cooking for 2
January 04, 9:28am

Re: My neoprene socks didn't work.
>> I thought neoprene socks were used for winter snow hiking. Neoprene seems to work in mysterious ways. I've always thought that the use of neoprene started with diving wetsuits. A we...

In GEAR » My neoprene socks didn't work.
January 04, 9:03am

Re: Need Female (or knowledgable male) Input: 2013 AT NOBO Female Thru-Hiker hopeful needs advice on gear
No really long thru-hike experience and I'm a short (5'2") woman but here are my gear opinions for what they're worth. 1) I've been hiking with a ULA Circuit for a few years...

In GEAR » Need Female (or knowledgable male) Input: 2013 AT NOBO Female Thru-Hiker hopeful needs advice on gear
January 03, 8:02pm

Re: Is 600-650 down worth it?
I need a little clarification -- the Lumen is EN-rated to 27*. Are you looking for something that's significantly warmer than the Lumen, i.e. EN-rated to 15-20 degrees? If so, a 600-650 down ...

In GEAR » Is 600-650 down worth it?
January 03, 12:27pm

Re: Which of these 3 down jackets?
I have a Nanopuff and the Montbell UL Inner. I think the Montbell is slightly warmer than the Nanopuff and it has pockets and is lighter but, overall, I use it for similar temps. I just got a M...

In GEAR » Which of these 3 down jackets?
December 30, 12:41pm

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