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sleeping bag
I think the answer that questions will vary a lot depending on the person. For me, a 40 degree bag, in that area, at that time of year would be more than warm enough. BUT, I am a very warm sleepe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake South Lake Loop (JMT) July
June 19, 1:10am

MTR resupply fee
So I work at MTR over the summers and thought I need to chime in to defend the cost of their resupply fees... When Someone mails a resupply bucket to us... Someone has to drive from Florence ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 12, 4:48am

more details
Lots of stuff around... How far are you willing to drive? How many miles are you looking to hike? Anything specific? Wana be by water for fishing? ocean? swimming? Good views?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking locations near Pismo Beach, CA?
June 09, 12:31am

Around Juneau
Hi there Two summer ago, I was asking the exact same question on here. With the research I did, there is not a whole lot of options around that area for multi-day hikes. One option would be to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 9 days in / near Juneau - Early August
June 06, 10:11pm

Keep us posted
Please keep us posted on where you end up going and how your daughter did

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for first backpack trip with 7 year old (SoCal)?
June 05, 3:15am

John Muir Wilderness
What about heading up into the John Muir Wilderness.....its a bit of a drive from SD...about 7 hours, but some great easy trips. You could drive to Florence Lake, take the ferry (which would be a ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for first backpack trip with 7 year old (SoCal)?
June 01, 5:43am

saving lives
I cant say that I have undoubtedly saved anyone's life in the backcountry. I have provided water to a man that appeared severely dehydrated and provided warm clothes and built a fire for a per...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have you ever saved someone's life?
May 29, 5:37am

line locks
Its really interesting to read everyone's reasoning for or against linelocks and/or taughtline hitches. I have never used a linelock...I am just so used to tieing a taughtline hitch. I can ...

In GEAR » Why use line locks on a guylines?
May 26, 12:27am

quinoa
if regualtions allow you to have a fire, I often cook my quiona (and most dinners) directly on the fire. I get a nice bed of coals, and just put my pot directly on them. Eliminates a lot of fuel ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quinoa
May 24, 10:17pm

Why use line locks on a guylines?
Hey all Maybe there is an obvious answer I am not seeing. But I am wondering why people use line locks on guylines? I feel like a taughtline hitch works just as well, if not better, and you do...

In GEAR » Why use line locks on a guylines?
May 24, 10:04pm

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