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Food for thought
I have been thinking about base weights and I created a plot. On the vertical axis is the base weight and on horizontal axis is the average total food consumption per day (assuming a 5 day trip). ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food for thought
August 31, 12:23pm

Herb, you're correct
I just didn't convert, my bad. Jon

In GEAR » 2-Person Shelters TSW - Looking for feedback for my next in-depth article!
August 29, 10:18am

2.5 pound limit for a 2 person shelter
The activities in a two person shelter can be different than a solo shelter. My wife and I use a 2 person shelter there are time when a little more weight (than a solo times 2) is justified. With...

In GEAR » 2-Person Shelters TSW - Looking for feedback for my next in-depth article!
August 29, 9:43am

Potential test for a Sawyer filter
This might be a simple test (for the future) and for people who use the Sawyer as a gravity filter. When the filter is new, fill the upper bag with clean water (distilled? Known good tap water). ...

In GEAR » Did I freeze my sawyer squeeze filter to death?
August 28, 2:56pm

Topanga State Park Musch Camp
Jim, Follow this link to the camp description: http://petewarden.typepad.com/searchbrowser/2007/12/camping-in-the.html It is 1 mile in from Trippet Ranch (right at the entrance).

In Post-Trip Reports » My Daughter's First Overnight Backpack
August 22, 2:38pm

Evernew 1.3 liter - uncoated
I find that the 1.3 liter size is perfect for us. I cook in the pot and need a tough surface that is easy to clean. In that regard, titanium is great. I can and have cleaned it out with sand and...

In GEAR » Pots for 2 people/couples
August 21, 6:02pm

I prefer to call it load matching
Since I only backpack with my family, of course we do this. My three daughters are in college and are in various states of fitness. We balance the loads so that everyone is equally tired. When m...

In Philosophy & Technique » Anyone Practice Trail Communism?
August 21, 3:16pm

Larger packs
Gentlemen, Thank you for your responses. I still have a question about money (or rather gear) though. It goes back to “if you could only buy one set of gear that would best meet your needsâ€...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 20, 4:35pm

Food
Check out "A Fork in the Trail"! Jon

In GEAR » what have you actually cooked in a snow peak 700?
August 17, 6:26pm

Backpacking
Jim, you ought to try her walking on her own. Topanga State park has a backpacking site that is 1 mile in, so she might be able to hike that on her own. You can take longer trails if you wish. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » My Daughter's First Overnight Backpack
August 17, 3:31pm

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