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southern Wind River Range - Texas Pass on August 11th?
In late August of 2013 I attempted to hike in the Cirque of the Towers area. We had to pull out on the 2nd day because one member had a bad sinus infection, and another got AMS. The rest of us sa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » southern Wind River Range - Texas Pass on August 11th?
December 31, 2:27pm

Newbie to UL
I am not in the UL camp just yet but I am getting close, and I am certainly no guru. My $.02. First, read "Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips For Extreme...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie to Ultralight
December 08, 10:57am

MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
Is the MSR Autoflow gravity filter a new product? The filter itself looks very similar to the Platypus gravity works filter, only mated to one of MSR's lightweight drom-lite like bags. ht...

In GEAR » MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
December 07, 11:31am

They still make the Garmin ForeTrex 401, which looks to be as light and small as the Geko was, with a bigger screen to boot. It also has a USB interface, which I don't think the Geko had (it w...

In GEAR » GPS Advice - Recommendations
November 26, 7:04am

Nice comparison. Were the stoves completely out in the open or was a reasonable effort made to shield the stoves from the winds? I ask because I think most people would be expected to make a...

In GEAR » MSR Windboiler – Wind Testing
November 26, 5:35am

Pro Deals being sold?
My daughter used to work at Moosejaw. She was eligible to purchase many name brand items at large discounts. There is a website called that serves as a clearing house for retailers wo...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
October 02, 6:59am

Site selection
I have a bit of a hard time with Sean's advice about site selection, and to avoid choosing a site that has been well used, because of water drainage issues. I think that Sean is correct that...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 05, 6:23am

Yeah, I'll have some synthetic clothing as well all the others. Thanks, everyone. It sounds like the majority feels we should keep our down bags but seriously consider the double-walle...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:43am

Trip Length
We're doing 6 days. The group wanted to take their time and enjoy the trip.

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:40am

site selection
Thanks, Max This is 37 miles along the Superior coastal trail, which reportedly can be rugged and difficult to hike in places due to the rocks, etc. I think others have posted trip reports in ...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 7:45am

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