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Re: Crossings
In larger groups, I've had good success by passing two trekking poles, simultaneously, through each other's wrist loop. You end up with them joined by a square knot in the wrist loops. Be...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 13, 12:56pm

Re: Crossings
One technique I learned on the first day of Manfred & Sons' Brooks Range trip was that quadrupeds are more stable than bipeds. Pair up with another hiker, and grab their shoulder straps ne...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 13, 12:44pm

Re: Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
+1 This is a much more pleasant concept than a medical discussion sub-forum on which members post pictures of a rash and ask strangers to identify it.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 13, 12:33pm

Re: Scales for weighing gear
5000g x 1g, $8, free shipping, about 3 weeks from China: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ollieroo-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-Diet-Food-5KG-1g-w-Bowl-Electronic-Weight-/141617939207?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&...

In GEAR » Scales for weighing gear
April 13, 12:20am

Re: Baby carrier and long hair - any ideas?
This is probably contrary to your parenting style, but if a wolf pup uses teeth on Momma's Wolf's teats, they get a quick nip and don't do it again. 14-month-old humans are slightly sm...

In GEAR » Baby carrier and long hair - any ideas?
April 12, 11:37pm

Re: Water quality in Washington State
And that extra flavorful dirt is mostly in urbanized areas: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/smeltersearch/ I had a geologist co-worker who said he tell when it was going to rain because low press...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 2:45pm

Water quality in Washington State
Speaking just to your water-quality question: Western WA, as you may have heard, gets a lot of rain. So there's a lot of surface water with very low mineral content. Western WA has not had th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 2:40pm

Re: Valle Vidal
Great suggestions. On one point, >"Take pictures of the Water Board in Logistics. " I do a lot of that with my phone. But for something as important as water, I'd print out...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 09, 4:54pm

Re: Long-term water cache test
Oh Rex! When you do a good experiment like that, it eliminates the opportunity for the rest of us to endlessly theorize and pontificate. In 4" pipe, Home Depot shows the drainage pipe you ...

In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 09, 4:47pm

Re: Cheap non-cargo nylon pants?
For X-C ski season, I get my son used, nylon workout pants (Nike, Adidas, no-name) off of eBay for $8-15 / pair. For training, and cross-training in the winter, they're enough if it's abov...

In GEAR » Cheap non-cargo nylon pants?
April 09, 9:55am

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