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Re: Re: Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
Ken, the Amtrak trains are great for a leisurely vacation. Their slow speed allows for relaxed sight seeing and makes the narration by the Rail & Trail NPS volunteers possible. They can&...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
June 30, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
Thanks for all the nice comments. Bob, you got my wife to laugh and she pointed out that we also didn't get around Michigan, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Con...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
June 30, 11:04am

Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
The last four years we spent our summer vacations backpacking with our children in the Sierra Nevada. Depending on our kids' desires, some years the focus was more on hiking and we hiked the...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
June 29, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Nido - Dried whole milk
Hi Justin, I found it at the local Walmart (in the Hispanic food isle) and also in Hispanic markets in the area. It comes in several different sizes (around 14 oz, 28 oz and 56 oz). Manfred

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 10, 3:44pm

Nido - Dried whole milk
Hi Gavin, one alternative you might want to consider is dried milk from Nestle - Nido. On backpacking trips I try to get the most calories per oz of my food. Since Nido is whole milk and Milkm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 10, 3:07pm

SteriPen Freedom
I have used the SteriPen Freedom (2.6 oz) on several JMT hikes and it has served me extremely well. It fits exactly on the 32 oz Gatorade, the 32 oz Snapple and several 20 oz and 16 oz bottles from...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 10, 10:34am

DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
We own both the inReach and the inReach SE. They have proven very useful during our outings - On my solo trips to stay in contact with home, get current weather reports, etc. - On our outings wi...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
April 16, 2:42pm

Thanks for smooth transaction
Hi Valerie, Just wanted to say thanks for sending the XLite promptly and well packaged. It arrived in mint condition in its original box with everything (including patches, etc.). I hope your h...

In Gear Swap » FS: New in Box NeoAir XLite Reg. -- $125 + Actual Shipping
March 05, 8:29pm

Re: Re: inReach Month by Month, Coming Mid-March
Bob, Of course it depends on your individual usage pattern. Here is my current minimum usage (4 month commitment): 4 months of Recreational Plan (Mid May to Mid September): 4 * $39.95 = $1...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
February 13, 8:11pm

Some suggestions
Hi Jennifer, lucky you to get the chance to do the JMT again. First of all let me say that I don't think 12.72 lbs baseweight is "heavy" - especially with 2 lbs for a bear canister...

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 09, 9:27am

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