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One other piece of advice
Tell them to cut their toenails before the trip. If there will be any significant elevation drops you can loose a toenail as your foot slides forward in your shoe. Two women lost toenails because...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 11, 2:40pm

My wife's concerns
My wife had three real concerns. One was having good tasting food. Packit Gourmet solved that one. I purchased several long before the trip and we ate them at home. She loved them and the c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 10, 4:37pm

Re: any experiences with the Cocoon Ultralight AirCore Pillow?
That's what I have. Too small. EDIT: Sorry, I have the hyperlite.

In GEAR » Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
February 10, 8:39am

Re: Re: Re: Sawyer Mini Backflushing- tubing between the filter and syringe
I have one of those and have used it fo backflush a reg sawyer several times. So far so good. It is easy to get a good solid stream of water through the filter when backflushing.

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
February 08, 3:24pm

Re: Re: quilt for me
"As a side sleeper and a toss-and-turner, bags never made sense for me. Always ended up with the hood over my face, my legs tangled up, would wake up and have to spend time getting it all stra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
February 04, 1:14pm

Re: 4th Most Popular Size for Bearikade Food Canister
"Now, to see about selling a kidney to pay for this canister..." So, that's how you pay for one. I have always wondered.

In GEAR » 4th Most Popular Size for Bearikade Food Canister
February 03, 4:27pm

Little Yosemite Valley
The composting toilet in LYV has no such warning. They do warn about throwing plastic, etc., but nothing about urine.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Toilet Paper
February 03, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Big 4 cost vs. weight
"Green = 6 (9%) either very smart shoppers or they bought virtually all used gear or they bought their gear a LONG time ago at far cheaper prices than can be had today." I'm in tha...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
February 02, 4:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Umbrellas
"I often hike in cool drizzly rain with high humidity. "Perfect" weather is a myth..." I thought that summer was pretty rain free up that way. It always seemed to be in Aubu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 31, 1:04pm

When complying with a standard becomes a positive marketing feature then standards can be enforced without the government. Otherwise...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 31, 11:42am

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm