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Re: Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
I've posted this before. It's a good read: http://www.vaisala.com/Vaisala%20Documents/Scientific%20papers/4.Gookin.pdf Basically, the amount of electric potential involved in a lightn...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
February 26, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
"Perhaps there is a trick?" Simply put your trekking pole tip in the loop, then rotate your pole once or twice like a clock hand. Secure the handle at the top of the bag with whatever ...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 7:18pm

Re: Re: Android Smartphone as GPS?
I had read about the iPhone 5S battery drain. Thankfully, I am on Verizon. Based on the responses here, I will likely be going with an Android phone. Just need to check on some features when at...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 25, 7:10pm

Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
They seem to have substantial hip belts and frames. If the 50lb rating is accurate, that would be great, but it does seem optimistic. I did not see what material the external pockets were made of -...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 1:58pm

Re: GPS on Android
"I have the Gaia app and really only open it up occasionally if I have a little concern that I am where I want to be." I think this about sums up my GPS use. I also have a stand alone ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 25, 12:09pm

Re: General question
I use Gaia GPS. Map quality is great - far better than my old Garmin. I can easily download tracks and all necessary maps ahead of time and access them offline. I don't track my route - I can e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 24, 2:10pm

Re: Ultamid 2 - Optimal Custom Inner Design for 4 Season Use
You might consider using a light, breathable nylon for the sides of your inner instead of cuben. I do not know how well some of the 10D fabrics (nobul1, Argon, etc) would work for this, but the...

In GEAR » Ultamid 2 - Optimal Custom Inner Design for 4 Season Use
February 24, 10:52am

Re: Android Smartphone as GPS?
Ben, glad to hear the GPS works with Android. I was concerned it would either not work at all or would be a major battery drain. Kevin, I'm certainly not going to pack in 4-5 extra batteries...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 23, 9:43pm

Re: HMG Ultamid
See this post: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=81323 Anthony is using two poles in an inverted V on his Ultamid. The poles ...

In GEAR » HMG Ultramid & MLD Duomid: Couple's use?
February 23, 9:28pm

Android Smartphone as GPS?
I have been using my iPhone 4S for a couple years now as a GPS unit with good success. The phone stays in airplane mode most of the time, and whenever I need to check my position, I do the followin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 23, 5:30pm

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