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Personal Variations
This is obviously a matter where personal preference factors heavily. It doesn't seem reasonable to change something that's already working for you, just because some instructions say every...

In Philosophy & Technique » Osprey PackSizer
March 17, 3:28am

Kids' Poles
If you do look at retail poles, at 105 cm, you can buy kids' poles, which are usually much cheaper than adult poles. That's what I did for my first pair. I think I paid $39 for them at REI,...

In Gear Swap » WTB trekking poles 105 cm
February 11, 10:03pm

Great socks!
I love toe socks too! I used to get blisters on the sides and undersides of my toes within a couple of miles, sometimes even when I taped them preemptively. With toe socks I still have to tape a co...

In GEAR » injinji toe socks
February 11, 7:42pm

Looking forward to seeing the details! From what I can see of it, this may be just what I've been wanting. It appears to require only a single trekking pole for setup, and that would be a big a...

In GEAR » New SMD tarp
February 09, 11:10am

Navigation Skills
I think certain kinds of knowledge do more for peace of mind than any particular piece of gear. Having a good map and compass and the necessary knowledge to use them is indispensable. Even when I&#...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 08, 11:23pm

Re: the sneeze issue
Well, you aren't alone on your planet. I am approaching 60 and have never experienced anything like that either.

In GEAR » Alright LADIES...let's talk panties...
February 05, 2:03am

I've been awaiting these packs since I tried on the prototype at the GGG a year ago. I'm eager to see the 50-liter pack.

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 30, 12:13am

Re: Pot allergy
"@Rowan What's the clinical name for this condition? I've never met anyone but you who has had this." Allergy. It's exactly the same as an allergy to pollen or cat dander o...

In Chaff » legalize it
September 04, 3:04pm

The Sad Thing
I believe marijuana (and probably most other drugs) should be legal, primarily to curb the abuses of public lands by illegal grow operations, and to derive some tax revenue from it. I would vote in...

In Chaff » legalize it
September 04, 10:43am

Re: Question for Ron:
Ron, Now that the LittleStar is available, would you be able to compare it to the Cricket Tarp? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? I really like both, and want to buy one of them . . ....

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
August 29, 11:41pm

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