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Footwear for Multiday Snowshoeing
I typically wear an oversized trail runner with a thin liner sock and/or a thicker merino sock (depending upon conditions). I then wear a goretex sock over the other sock(s). I'll also wear k...

In GEAR » Footwear for Multiday snowshoeing
February 28, 5:53pm

Footwear for Multiday Snowshoeing
I've been thinking about this recently too. I've typically just worn my trail runners on snowshoe trips and not had many problems. But a recent trip required a lot more travel laterally...

In GEAR » Footwear for Multiday snowshoeing
February 28, 11:39am

Sierra Snowshoe
Sounds like some nasty wind to contend with. Glad you guys all were able to ride it out without any serious mishaps. I love the clarity of the images you posted Jacob. I assume you're stil...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Sierra Snowshoe :: Feb 2013
February 27, 2:50pm

Octopus
I don't know if you could do this (or would want to) with anything other than really fresh octopus but sushi restaurants often serve the tentacles raw chopped up into small pieces over a bed of...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite octopus meal
February 27, 1:00pm

carbon fiber tent stakes
I've been using some of the MSR carbon core stakes for a few recent trips. So far, so good. Lighter than my ti shepherd hooks and better holding power. They've proven reasonably durable ...

In GEAR » carbon fiber tent stakes: any users out there
February 27, 9:23am

Wildlife... Of the aquatic variety
@ Craig Spooky story, I know just how you felt... A couple years back I had two close encounters with the landlord within about a month of one another during a couple of long coastal paddles. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 11:41pm

Caldera Cone and Starlyte Stove
I tried the modified Starlyte Stove with my tried and true Ti-Tri Sidewinder cone sized for my 1.3L pot on a recent trip. I don't have any measurable data or comparisons... I was too tired...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
February 26, 9:45am

SL2 Questions
Yeah, I was gonna' say about 4.5 or 5'. The SL2 is meant to sleep one person on each side of the two poles. You can skew one or both poles a little one way or the other, but I don't t...

In GEAR » GoLite SL2 Questions
February 25, 1:09pm

Home Improvement as Exercise
Ha! Good point Art! I know all about that type of exercise too. Last spring we removed all of the existing landscaping in both our front and rear yards by hand, by ourselves. All told, we dug...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 25, 12:41pm

Strength Training to Lighten the Load
I've been doing CrossFit- style workouts for the last couple of years. We do a lot of heavy Olympic weight lifting as well as short, high intensity cardio (box jumps, burpies, 100m sprints, et...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 25, 11:58am

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