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Re: Re: Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
>"For me, to do the hikes I want, it has been important to keep my body weight down and stay in some sort of good physical condition. " +1, Nick I haven't noticed that the ma...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 29, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Alaskans are like that.
I hear the way to get a fast evac off the North Slope is to tell Barrow the victim is local. Not many mayors of 3000 person towns have Lear jets, but Barrow does.

In Philosophy & Technique » SPOT Celebrates 1,000 Rescues in Canada
March 27, 11:46am

Alaskans are like that.
1/600 of the people but half the rescues! Go Alaska!

In Philosophy & Technique » SPOT Celebrates 1,000 Rescues in Canada
March 27, 8:50am

Order mostly doesn't matter.
You can use the carbon first and then use filtration, UV, boiling, iodine or chlorine to treat for bacteria. You can use filtration or UV first, then carbon. If you boil first, you'd ne...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 27, 7:30am

Re: Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
This is part of my day job. Granular Activated carbon (GAC) will adsorb pesticides and herbicides from water. A Brita filter element is the most widely available packaging of GAC if you can fin...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 26, 9:20pm

Re: Hacking Wool Slacks?
That could work well. Wool is tough and naturally anti-funk. I'd find a pair that fits well without a belt (to save weight), then remove the belt loops. Maybe install a beefier button / snap. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
March 26, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim:
You'll be early for monsoon rains or afternoon thunderstorms, so if the forecast looks good, I'd skip the rain jacket. If the puffy isn't part of your sleep system, I wouldn't b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 26, 8:13am

SR lodging
Yeah, maybe. But you could check. 10 miles south in Tusayan, I've had good success booking rooms at reasonable rates at the last minute at Red Feather Lodge.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 7:36pm

Re: Food
In addition to others' thoughts (eat edible food), I try to transition slowly to trail food. My first day looks like pretty normal food, in part because I won't carry it very far. Like a de...

In GEAR » Food
March 25, 6:56pm

Re: Re Grand Canyon Rim-2Rim Day Hike
2). If you stay low, maybe with curtains or a few boxes around you, no problem. 3). There is an EXCELLENT market / outfitter on the South Rim at the Market Plaza. 4 kinds of over-shoe ice creep...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 6:35pm

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