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What piece of gear do you lose most often?
For me it's a pocket knife, specifically a small Swiss Army knife, the kind with the scissors, small blade, tooth pick and tweezers. After loosing several, I finally went the other way and pur...

In GEAR » What piece of gear do you lose most often?
August 21, 10:38pm

Backpacking Tights
Tights on the trail? No way. My backpacking friends already call me "Bird Legs." If I wore tights they would get even more specific and call me "Great Blue Heron Legs."

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Tights - Part 1
August 15, 10:57pm

Backpacking with a Newborn
Very good Danny and Kristin, familiar territory for me being from Sacramento, possibly The Ohlone Wilderness and Point Reyes. In any case, glad to see you instilling the love of nature in your son...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking with a Newborn
August 01, 11:54pm

Evaluating what stoves to use for what lengths of trips
Hi Steven. Two weeks ago I got back from a 4 night 5 day backpacking trip in Lassen National Park. I considered taking an alcohol stove, but like you, I figured the weight of the alcohol fuel wou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Evaluating what stoves to use for what lengths of trips
July 29, 11:42pm

Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
I just got back from a 5 day 3 person backpacking trip in Lassen National Park. We used a Sawyer Squeeze for all our water. I had 2 Evernew 1.5L water bags and the largest Sawyer bag for the dir...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 27, 2:06pm

Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
The idea of taking high doses of sodium on the trail seems strange to me. High blood pressure runs in my family. My doctor has told me to limit my sodium intake to 1500mg per day. I have done th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
July 25, 11:17pm

canister stoves
I had good luck with an Olicamp Xcelerator Titanium stove on a 5 day backpacking trip in Lassen National Park last week. http://www.amazon.com/Olicamp-329015-Xcelerator-Titanium-Stove/dp/B007S...

In GEAR » canister stoves
July 21, 10:12pm

Starter Boxer Brief For Backpacking
Just wanted to give a shout out for "Starter 9" Boxer Brief Performance" as under garments for backpacking, especially the medium size, which is what I wear. I tried the large size,...

In GEAR » Starter Boxer Brief For Backpacking
June 28, 9:51am

How Much Canister Fuel For 5 Nights in Lassen
My friend, his brother and I are planning a 5 night backpack in Lassen National Park in July. I normally use an alcohol stove, but for this trip we are considering consolidating equipment and taki...

In GEAR » How Much Canister Fuel For 5 Nights in Lassen
June 25, 9:46pm

Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter etc.
Nice article with lots of good ideas. When I backpack though, I simply must take something for enlightenment, a book, a Kindle, a small radio, an mp-3, lightweight binoculars, even an Overton Whis...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 06, 11:18pm

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