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The list of hiking destinations within a days drive are Glacier National Park in Montana, Banff, Waterton, Yoho and Kootney are all in the 2-3hr range. I go on single overnighters in all of the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 28, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Pack lids
Hip belt pockets replaced lids for me. All my days snacks, sun screen, bug spray, water yreatment and camera all fit nicely in the two pockets.

In GEAR » Pack lids
October 24, 7:56pm

Re: Understanding what I can or shouldn't do to go light
I woulndt buy a Jam backpack as your first purchase. Figure out your quilt/shelter situation first so that you have a good idea of the volume and weight the pack will need to support. I bought ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Understanding what I can or shouldn't do to go light
October 23, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Japan
Have you considered Calgary Alberta, Canada, 60 minutes away from some of the best hiking in the world with a booming oil industry. Culturally it is similar to the states, and only a little mo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 23, 7:55pm

Re: Wet weather shelter
If I know it is going to be wet I will bring my golite shangrila 5 outer and my borah bug bivy. All total the shelter weighs 38 oz so it isnt that light but it is 80 square feet of covered space. ...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 23, 7:39pm

Re: RE: Backcountry chairs
When I go ultralight luxury I bring this chair http://www.rei.com/product/829239/. The REI flex lite without the case weights 1lb 9oz. An awsome addition if you are spending a lot of camp time.

In GEAR » Backcountry chairs
October 23, 7:20pm

"ultra-light hiking should be a gradual goal "
I fundementally disagree with this statement. You can now easily hike with all of the comforts and safety factors that every higher weight hiker does at a base weight of 12lbs maybe lighter. Do...

October 22, 5:03pm

To determine surface area you can either use Manufacturers specs or divide up what ever product you have into simple geometric shapes and add up all of the total parts. Once you have your area d...

In GEAR » flotation formula for snow travel
October 22, 3:38pm

I like to make Tacos with Rice and TVP (Textured Vegatable Protien) or dehydrated black beans instead of meat. Jusat mix up your own seasoning or buy one. Bring Tortillas, a hard cheese and you a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
October 21, 10:44am

Re: Re: air gap
I will try to explain it a little better. I was on my phone so I was farly brief. There are 3 methods of heat transfer - Convection - heated air moving and escaping and being replaced with ...

In GEAR » Space Blankets- Do You Carry One?
October 16, 12:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm