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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 – Crossing Scotland from the Atlantic to the North Sea
Manfred, Great report! Makes me regret not applying for it this year, but my son is still too young to do it with me. For anyone thinking about planning a trip to Scotland or any other place i...

In Post-Trip Reports » TGO Challenge 2013 – Crossing Scotland from the Atlantic to the North Sea
June 04, 1:29am

Re: Re: Re: The Case Against Wood Fires
Cesar – let me re-phrase: Thoughts - When someone puts forward a bold statement from a third party like “Here is what we know from a scientific point of view”, and their reference is quest...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Case Against Wood Fires
May 21, 8:22am

Re: The Case Against Wood Fires
Thoughts - When someone starts making bold statements like “Here is what we know from a scientific point of view”, and their reference is a blog post, my first thought is that the thread should...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Case Against Wood Fires
May 21, 7:44am

Re: Re: Exped Synmat UL 7 felt "cool" under hips at 5-8 deg C
+1 to Roger’s recommendation. On the last few trips I have been a little cool on my Big Angus Insulated Core. I was just chalking it up to me being a cold sleeper in my quilt. On my last trip ...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL 7 felt "cool" under hips at 5-8 deg C
May 20, 7:58am

Re: re: Quilt Sleeping
“I understand that the conventional wisdom is against quilts for below freezing, and I have no desire to argue against those of you who find them unsuitable at those temperatures.” I’m not...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2A: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Backpack, Shelter, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad
May 16, 1:40am

Re: Is there a light wearable sleeping bag out there?
Not exactly your question, but Jacks R Better has quilts that are wearable and usable in that range. I used their Sierra Sniveller in Scotland last month in those temperature ranges (their web pag...

In GEAR » Is there a light wearable sleeping bag out there?
May 08, 3:39am

IPad Mini
I just picked up an IPad Mini to replace my Ipad 2 mainly for travelling with work (my wife hardly lets me touch the iPad 2). I have not decided if I would ever take the mini backpacking, but I di...

In GEAR » ipad
April 24, 4:06am

Re: Re: Re: Tabata training
"Losing weight is mostly about how many calories you intake and expend each day. Seems most people want to exercise a few minutes each day and continue with their normal diet." Bang on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Truth About Exercise M. Mosley
April 18, 11:21am

Re: Re: Re: Weather protection for Canon S90 or new camera...
Waterproof like it fell off my packraft and sunk to the bottom of a river – No. Waterproof enough with to be confident to hike with in the rain – yes. Below is the one I purchased. http...

In Photography » Weather protection for Canon S90 or new camera...
April 18, 6:03am

Re: Weather protection for Canon S90 or new camera...
It might be more than you need, but ZPacks make a nice bag. http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/backpack_lid.shtml

In Photography » Weather protection for Canon S90 or new camera...
April 16, 7:33am

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