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Not really
Given your current setup you should be fine. If you are doing tough stream crossings or serious hiking in snow, glissading for example, that would be different and I would reco a liner in those ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 21, 2:41pm

Re: Re: Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
I have used an esbit in an al stove with no issues

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 5:20pm

Do not use zipper bags
At least for something like a thru hike. I used small zipper bags for my Parmesan cheese and it looked like someone shredded it with a knife. Didn't think much after the first one, but every ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Large Size Parmesan Paketsand/or Parmesan Resupply "Handling"
April 17, 12:35pm

It Sierra not sierras.
I just got back from a Whitney trip. As far as snowshoes, early in the morning we were able to walk on the snow. By afternoon I had the worst snow conditions of my hiking career and I have hundre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra's at end of april
April 14, 7:11pm

Weather report
70 and sunny for the high. Doesn't get any better than that!!!!! Mentally I am already sitting in the desert watching the sunset. Physically I leave Friday morning. If only body could catch...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 31, 7:46pm

Shave them
I get callouses on the sides of my feet that end up pushing into my foot causing a good deal of pain. I started shaving them down with a cheap Bic razor and that eliminated the issue. I just wish...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wk+ long trips on-the-trail feet fixes
March 30, 2:17pm

Re: ummm...
Wow, in your haste to show hypocrisy. You jump to many conclusions. What he is asking about, sleeping with food, is not illegal in many if not most of the Sierra. (Edit: he even spelled out a loca...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 29, 6:12am

Re: injured reserve list
Good luck on the recovery. Sometimes injury go away as quick as they come. Hope that is the case for you.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 22, 12:43pm

My take
Art, I know exactly why you are asking this. On long days, hiking into the night, you may or not not have that ideal tree to hang the food. You through down right next to the trail for a few hou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 22, 9:42am

My two cents
I did this hike in a higher snow year MUCH earlier in the year. Late June in not exactly early season. I would call BS in my case. Your case with a 12 yo may be different. My standard tends to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rodgers creek safe to cross in early season?
March 20, 7:59pm

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