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Re: PNW/North Cascades Help
North Cascades Nat'l Park == A loop trip starts from the Hannegan Pass trail head on the west side of the Park, goes over Hannegan Pass to Copper Ridge, along that ridge going north toward the ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW/North Cascades Help
June 13, 9:32pm

Re: Silnylon Water Bag
Antigravity Gear has a 1 gal sil water bag for $10 (plus shipping), with the weight given as 18 grams:

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Silnylon Water Bag
June 10, 4:43pm

Re: Gear storage
Diane, my wife and I usually lay our packs on the ground under our respective vestibules -- plenty of coverage there to protect them from the weather, plus I fasten our pack covers over each of the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Evolution 2P Tent Review
May 26, 9:58pm

Re: Big Sky International Evolution 2P Tent Review
Good review. The Evolution 2P is an excellent two-person tent with a lot of good features at 3 pounds. When I purchased mine about three years ago, there had been a lot of criticism posted here a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Evolution 2P Tent Review
May 25, 8:13pm

Re: Want to make a quilt... (many questions)
Ray Jardine sells quilt kits with a selection of features plus detailed instructions. His website also provides some sewing tips. His "Ray-Way" quilt kits are linked about half-way down...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want to make a quilt... (many questions)
May 16, 1:15pm

Suggestions for 2-3 nighter near Portland OR
Jefferson Park in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area is a great hike. Real popular in the summer, especially on weekends. Several trails provide access to Jefferson Park. Breitenbush trail head...

In Post-Trip Reports » Looking for a 3 nighter near Portland OR
May 16, 3:59am

North Cascades National Park
Sounds like you've got your "short" list done. I'm surprised no one mentioned North Cascades National Park -- spectacular and not crowded in early September. Whatcom Pass is a g...

In Post-Trip Reports » Spectacular PNW trip suggestion??
April 15, 4:59am

Re: Federal Government Shutdown Gear List
Maybe I missed it on your list, but you might need a firestarter of some sort (at least to get the alcohol stove ignited). If the windproof gloves are shell only, light wool or fleece liner gl...

In Gear Lists » Federal Government Shutdown Gear List
April 03, 12:20am

Re: MLD Mini FB Event Alert
Ron -- OK, you hooked me into getting into facebook, just so I can join MLD's group. But I'm unclear on one thing -- What's an "MLD mini-event"? If it's free, I'm in.

In Gear Deals » MLD Mini FB Event Alert
March 28, 9:29pm

Re: Early BPL Article
One of my favorite BPL articles dates back to 2002. If I've got the link below copied correctly, it should take you to that article, which reviews a quilt that Ryan and crew obtained from Nuna...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Early BPL Article
January 21, 1:33am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Scruggs

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Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
They do last a looooooooooooong time when used as a map case, though. JRS

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:18pm

Base Designs 1000ml Titanium Pot
Just received one of the 1000 ml Base Designs titanium pots from ProLite. At $19 plus shipping (and shipping is free within USA if order exceeds $50), this pot appears to be a bargain for what appear...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 07, 10:50pm
Have had many, many on-line orders at Backcountry Gear over several years, and experienced only a single error in all those transactions when they sent the wrong color of an item. As it turned out, I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 1:52pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
Several years ago, I purchased mapping software for a few of the "regional" areas produced by National Geographic. For example, the software included the North Cascades on one disk, the Sout...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 5:38pm