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Re: Re: summer nights
White Mountains NH... I am prepared for 40s and wear less insulation if it is warmer.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 05, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Re: More great ideas
I use the bottom of a roasted peanut jar.. a bit less flimsy than a water bottle and i use it as a bit of a shell for my filter when i put it back in the pack. 2 years ago I did the Long Trail dur...

In GEAR » Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
September 05, 7:58pm

Re: Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
i'd say more likely from contact with something else or from outside of the filter. i doubt it was the washer since anything going through will get filtered. Other places along the way are d...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
September 03, 1:17pm

Re: Knife or multi-tool?
love my Opinel #6.. like 12 bucks.. scary sharp with a touch of work. easy to patina so it doesn't rust. I don't use a knife backpacking a lot, my tiny sewing scissors get more use cutt...

In GEAR » Knife or multi-tool
September 03, 4:46am

Re: Re: Re: Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
Flour tortillas as bread. We did this when i was in HS with PB/jelly but they always go stale and get crunched up. they make great quesodillas car camping though. Bagel/sandwich thins are much b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 31, 7:21pm

Re: Re: First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
Nice! great pictures. The Sawyer Squeeze or Mini is another option that uses a separate dirty water bag/bottle. benefits are that you can use a scoop to only get the cleaner water off the top...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
August 31, 6:57pm

Re: Re: pack liners
Trash compactor bag in. Quilt at the bottom, spare clothes on top of that. twist closed. sleeping pad, cooking pot, food bag next layer. rain jacket and long sleeve shirt last layer. tent under...

In Philosophy & Technique » pack liners
August 31, 6:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking Distance Estimates
"Book time" for the AMC white mountain guide (NH) is 30min per mile plus 30min per 1000' gained. I tend to add it to going down rather than up. for calculating mileage i use a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 31, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: re: Pole straps
EJ I've heard many stories of people getting their butts kicked a bit. Hell even Balls and Sunshine went from 30mpd down to 13 when they hit Mooseilauke. I've done so much of the White&#...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 6:02pm

Re: What is the name?
http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Tabletop-Digital-Scale/dp/B001VRIO3G DS-2 not TS.. I have this one cheap and simple. http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-Digital-BL-1KG-BLK/dp/B001...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
August 22, 12:39pm

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