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Did see some UL on the JMT
We were on portions of the JMT two weeks ago (just now back from the trip) and crossed UL'ers at Thousand Island, and the passes at Ruby Lake and Garnet Lake. Three groups. We also met plenty...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 03, 5:03pm

werd
Solar Atomic G-Shock. Pick your color and style. Waterproof, no batteries, always the right time, durable, generally affordable. See: Costco, Walmart.

In GEAR » favorite watch???
June 23, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Recommended snake proof gaiters?
I think the essential oxymoron about "light snake gaiters" is, well, "essential". Some may be lighter than others, but calling them UL is going to be an exercise in either rela...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended snake proof gaiters?
June 21, 7:36am

On silnylon
I want to know how and what it will do, coating the fly on my tent. No more wet fly? Might be wonderful on my backpack, too.

In GEAR » Rust-O-Leum NeverWet
June 19, 4:05pm

One clear-headed dude
"That's when Foster ran at the bear and blasted it at close range with pepper spray — twice." That dude is The Man. The left out that, when the bear was finally tired, the b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thunder Bay man keeps a bear at bay for nearly an hour, uses bear spray
June 17, 8:20am

Essential
Yeah, every time my 12-year old sees that Bear Grylls Parang II hanging on the wall next to the Mountain House at Walmart, he reminds me how "essential" it is. "We totally need this...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aron Ralston and the Ten Essentials
June 17, 8:17am

One way
Our troop uses one bag/cozy to cook either 2 or 4 serving batches of food, and then serves into individual bowls. Our bowls are insulated (reflectix) noodle bowls (like a margarine container) with...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BPL Meals for Scouts
June 13, 8:20am

Re: Re: how to cut coffee weight
Yeah, you tasted a caffeine pill? Just let 'em dissolve in your cheek? They make uncoated aspirin seem normal.

In GEAR » how to cut coffee weight
June 13, 8:17am

115 not THAT hot, but it's hot
Okay, 115 is darn hot and if you've ever ridden a motorcycle in temps like that, it's hideous (especially on an air-cooled 2-stroke). The fellow who died was 69 years old and still leadi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Temp of 115 kills hiker
June 11, 7:15am

Only Fresh Ground in the Sierra
We prefer to fresh grind our home-roasted beans, using granite from the Ahwahnee formation, a Colombian pestle and the ceramic filter from recycled Jarvik 7 pumps. This, combined with cold-filtere...

In GEAR » how to cut coffee weight
June 10, 9:37am

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