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Re: Lightweight outdoor store in New York City
As they say, you can buy anything in NYC. Alas, this doesn't apply to lightweight gear. But you should still check out Paragon Sports (bright, roomy, wide variety, modern) and the classic stand...

In GEAR » Lightweight outdoor store in New York City
August 04, 9:38pm

Night Hiking Newbie
Because of some scheduling issues, I may have to start a 2-day solo hike in the late evening this October -- long after sunset. I've been poking around here and on the Internet in general looki...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Night Hiking Newbie
July 30, 11:16am

Has anyone switched back to a non-mapping GPS?
Happy Independence Day! As much as I enjoy a mapping GPSR, I wonder about the simplicity and--dare I say--"purity" of a waypoint-only/UTM-coordinates-only GPSR. Just a paper map, a GPS...

In GEAR » Has anyone switched back to a non-mapping GPS?
July 04, 3:48pm

Re: How important is carbon filtration in water treatment?
Good info and good advice, thanks all. Jason: what carbon filter do you use? Michael: let us know how that carbon filter works on your trip.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How important is carbon filtration in water treatment?
June 30, 8:40pm

How important is carbon filtration in water treatment?
Hi All, I see a carbon stage in filters is used mainly for improving "taste," but it's also implied it removes pesticides and herbicides (assume trace amounts). I have a few filters ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How important is carbon filtration in water treatment?
June 29, 6:30pm

Re: Merino Wool Shirts
Washing all different ways, machine and by hand, inside-out and rightside-out, never made the oh-so-slight but still noticeable itch of merino (Patagonia, SmartWool, Ibex) go away. Fortunately, my ...

In GEAR » Merino Wool Shirts
June 21, 7:01pm

Re: "FS: Misc Items"
PM Sent on blue Ti mug. Simon

In Gear Swap » "FS: Misc Items"
June 19, 8:12am

Re: gear spreadsheet?
I have a spreadsheet that may be of use, although it has many bells and whistles. I use it for all types of traveling (business trips, car camping, vacations, etc.), so you may want to trim it down...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » gear spreadsheet?
June 04, 11:30am

Re: Clothes, Tarp, Bivy, Bags
Kevin, Got the ID Poncho Tarp (arrived on Thu. I think), looks great, and tie-outs are a bonus. Thanks again, Simon

In Gear Swap » Clothes, Tarp, Bivy, Bags
April 25, 5:44pm

Re: Clothes, Tarp, Bivy, Bags
PM sent on Sil-Poncho.

In Gear Swap » Clothes, Tarp, Bivy, Bags
April 18, 3:49pm

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