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About Me To paraphrase Pulp Fiction- I'm a dyneema grid man. Are you a dyneema grid man, Jimmy?
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Re: 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
With what you feel comfortable with, I could see some significant weight savings in a Henry Shires Tarptent model (some the new versions are double walled). Also a rain jacket - ponchos are rain p...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 09, 2:02pm

Drones in US wilderness
The USFS "discourages" all flights under 2000' above wilderness areas in coordination with the FAA (2326 - USE OF MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT OR MECHANICAL TRANSPORT IN WILDERNESS). Plus, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
May 07, 8:34am

Re: Another trip across Kodiak Island
Great scenery. Which capacity of HMG pack was that?

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
May 06, 8:48pm

Re: Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
Not really ... yet. I had a goal of doing the long trails in about 10 years from now (when my disco days are presumably over) so there's a paring down and replacing .. probably more about all s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 05, 12:21am

Re: Re: White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn Spring 2014
Yeah, Eugene, it's shaping up to be a hot June unless some rain starts falling. The FS is really checking campfires so the ranger station will have some info. Just to the south, from the Mesc...

In Post-Trip Reports » White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn
May 04, 10:59pm

White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn Spring 2014
I decided to take a chance based on the last rainfall on my normal “test hike” a short overnight north of Ruidoso NM. Almost 2 years ago, a bunch of hikers were detoured due a massive wildfi...

In Post-Trip Reports » White Mtn Wilderness New Mexico (Argentine, Bonito loop) after the burn
May 04, 8:50pm

Re: Marin County 100 mile loop, April 6-13, 2014
Thanks for your detailed itinerary Rex. It will definitely help as well as your descriptions on the crowds.

In Post-Trip Reports » Marin County 100 mile loop, April 6-13, 2014
May 04, 8:17pm

updated burn vs non-burn Re: Fire on the mountain, run boys, run!
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=90757&skip_to_post=772453#772453

In Post-Trip Reports » Fire on the mountain, run boys, run!
May 03, 8:46pm

Time off
First real summer off since 2007, .. stoked.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Getting Stoked
May 02, 5:03pm

Bedrolls in the Southwest
When I was a kid in the desert southwest, the Y would have us sleep in bedrolls for desert camping with the corners of sheets and blankets pinned. If snakes were a problem, doubt they would have l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
May 01, 7:29pm

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