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Pamir, Osh and safety.
Marcel, be sure to check on the political safety of the Pamir and of Osh. As you probably know there was serious ethnic violence in Osh 4 years ago:

In Gear Lists » Pamir Mountains - hiking / packrafting
July 19, 9:50am

Bugs on the AT.
There are bugs on the AT: mosquitoes, black flies, ticks, etc. Depending on when you're going they can be awful or non-existent. For New England, May to Sept., I'd prefer an enclosed bug ...

In GEAR » Give me your opinions in my shelter
July 04, 4:03pm

Save your film/slides and lenses from old cameras.
Save the original film negatives or slides, whatever you do with digitizing. Lots of film prints are not very good and have less detail than the negatives had. This is especially true for really o...

In GEAR » old film camars and slides... what to do?
June 27, 10:56am

The no-sided professor.
Nick Gatel: "[I wonder] If anyone has ever hiked a Möbius strip. Did they complete the hike? Did anyone ever see them again? Did they they write a trip report?" I would caution everyone...

In On the Web » Here's one for the numbers geeks
June 26, 5:45pm

Snowpeak titanium bowl for pot.
The Snowpeak titanium bowl is 1.6 oz and $17 at REI. It works fine a a pot, add foil for lid.

In GEAR » What is the lightest canister stove pot combination?
June 11, 3:39pm

Inner tent for winter.
An old idea for winter tents is to make an inner tent with very light breathable upper and waterproof floor. The solomid would function as a fly and structural support. The way it works is that ai...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions about putting some eVent fabric onto Cuben MLD SoloMid for venting
June 02, 10:50am

How cold? Hot tent camping?
I've done this sort of thing for 3 or 4 months till I moved into my new house. But, it was summer/fall (snowed a little during the last week); I had a house to stay in if the weather was bad . ...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
June 02, 10:17am

Climate in Andean countries
William F has it right. In the Andean countries, average temps are meaningless. There are three main climates: Pacific coast, Andes, Amazon. Temps will be mostly determined by which side of the...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 26, 3:16pm

It's been a long time (1988), but some of my info is still relevant. I loved Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca. Huaraz is fun and the local people are friendly and patient with my poor Spanis...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Peru: Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash Planning
May 22, 5:07pm

Travel in tropical areas.
Useful stuff for tropical areas: a good mosquito net for sleeping when you're not in a tent, vital for malarial regions; malaria medicines; immunizations for the places you'll travel, es...

In GEAR » Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
May 18, 5:37pm

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