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Help with a down bag choice
For a 40 degree bag, are you really sure you want a down hood? I would prefer no hood in a 40 degree bag for sure. A light beanie will always be enough for my head at 40 degrees or above. Most t...

In GEAR » Help with a down bag choice
September 11, 4:31pm

HMHDI
Its hard to believe Pmags wrote that almost 3 years before this thread started. How did he make fun of a BPL thread 3 years before it started. I think he has a time machine. And I'm with Ral...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 11, 3:04pm

iphone
Kullenberg: You and I have had very different experiences. I used to own an iphone and had PDF problems with the iphone. I have never had a problem with pdfs on my Galaxy. As to the memory, I...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 2:12pm

iphone
I switched from an iPhone to a Galaxy and could not be happier really. My experience has been much better with the Galaxy. I would not consider going back. I like the open "ecosystem" m...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 12:17pm

New iPhone?
From everything I have seen, it looks like they have copied the Galaxy S3 - a two generations old phone. I'm just surprised people are still buying these. At least they have finally admitted ...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 11:37am

I picked the wrong hobby.
" I need to spend a few hundred more on a plb so i can go hiking" This is crazy. You don't need all this kind of stuff to go backpacking. If you don't have friends, you can do ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 08, 9:16am

Bolkar Mountains, southern Turkey
Thanks for sharing a really nice trip report of a place I have never seen or heard oabout.

In Post-Trip Reports » Bolkar Mountains, southern Turkey
September 04, 8:48am

Quick solo trip to Shenandoah
I recently did an overnight trip in this hot, muggy weather we are having; we had the same temperatures you mention. About all I used was my tarp, quilt, stove, and rain gear. The first day we wa...

In Gear Lists » Quick solo trip to Shenandoah
September 02, 12:11pm

Quick solo trip to Shenandoah
Looks like you are doing a quick one-nighter in summer Shenandoah. I would carry a lot less. The R2, for example seems unnecessary in the hot muggy weather we have been having.

In Gear Lists » Quick solo trip to Shenandoah
September 02, 10:59am

Polycryo
Its the exact same stuff as the window shrink film sold at Lowe's/Home Depo/etc. And it comes in the larger sizes at the hardware stores. And its cheaper. And they store them there for you u...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf
August 29, 1:17pm

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