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Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
You could use some 6" dia (or larger) ABS pipe (or similar) with end caps to protect smaller plastic water jugs stored inside. You could rig up a simple "lock" with a threaded bolt ...

In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 08, 3:14pm

Trail Work Thread
I also volunteer on various projects in and around Los Padres National Forest with the LPFA, SB Trails Council, etc. I originally got exposed and hooked on trail work helping on some projects in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
April 07, 6:22pm

supplement xtherm
For 3-season trips, I don't supplement my NeoAir or Exped pads with any additional protective ccf padding. I just try to clear my sleeping area of any thorns, sticks, sharp rocks, etc and hope...

In GEAR » supplement xtherm
April 01, 11:09am

My "wind shirt" rant...
I always carry either a rain jacket (Patagonia M10 at the moment) or a wind shirt (~2010 or older Houdini) on overnight trips, but never both. If my trip is short (3-4 days or less) and the weat...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 31, 3:01pm

My delicious high calorie breakfast mix
Looks tasty. Will have to file this one away for future use!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My delicious high calorie breakfast mix
March 31, 12:59pm

ultralight packing and dogs
Good comments from those above. My dogs also stay in the shelter with me/us. One other thing to think about is caring for your dogs' paws. Conditioning their pads with shorter hikes/runs i...

In GEAR » ultralight packing and dogs
March 31, 12:52pm

Sespe Creek from Piedras Blancas - Any water?
I haven't been down the Sespe myself lately, but it's my understanding there is plenty of water in the creek currently. After May or so, it might be time to start worrying. Lower Piedra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sespe Creek from Piedras Blancas - Any water?
March 31, 10:23am

minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
They may not be minimalist enough for you, but I've been having pretty good luck with the Patagonia Rover shoe. It's designed to be a crossover between a low drop trail running shoe and an...

In GEAR » minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
March 30, 2:56pm

REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
Had a couple of cold nights this spring on my old version 1.0 NeoAir pad, so I used my dividend and 20% off coupon to significantly subsidize a new NeoAir Xtherm MAX pad. I'm a pretty stocky...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 30, 11:17am

Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
The pack looks great! Some nice details on this pack- the daisy chain and the compression strap that go over/under the bottle pockets are both nice additions. I'm liking my Unaweep so far...

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 24, 5:07pm

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