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Trip Length
We're doing 6 days. The group wanted to take their time and enjoy the trip.

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:40am

site selection
Thanks, Max This is 37 miles along the Superior coastal trail, which reportedly can be rugged and difficult to hike in places due to the rocks, etc. I think others have posted trip reports in ...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 7:45am

Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
I posted something similar in Trip Planning, but this is a last minute concern, and since it's primarily a gear based decision, I thought I'd get more last-minute thoughts by posting in her...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 6:03am

Pukaskwa last minute weather worries
Depending on which weather site I look at, forecast is calling for at least two nights of possible rain, very high humidity of 90% or higher, temps dropping very close to or below the dewpoint. On...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pukaskwa last minute weather worries
August 19, 11:17pm

Sol Ti
I have a Sol Ti as an upgrade to my original PCS. We've had it for just over a year or so, and it's working fine. All we do is boil water with it. We're headed to Pukaskwa on T...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 17, 7:59am

Soda bottle
I made a scoop/funnel out of a used 16 or 20 oz Pepsi bottle, by cutting the bottom off the bottle. I replaced the soda bottle's cap with a push/pull cap, in which I cemented a fine wire m...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Tips
August 15, 7:46pm

Garcia is not Bear Vault
Karl, Saying, "Garcia Bear Vault" is like saying, "Ford Toyota". Garcia makes the Backpacker's Cache, which is an opaque black canister. BearVault makes the BV450 ...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
August 13, 2:09pm

Missed it, too
I got caught up having a last minute trip planning call and missed the presentation as well. I look forwarding to having a 2nd chance in the near future.

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 31, 6:33am

Re: Price
Meh. Roger Caffin's inverted canister stove cost me $144.00, and I still need to supply my own pot (such as the Primus ETA 1.8L pot for $55.00) The MSR Reactor is also a $200.00 stove. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 10:39am

While searching for any ongoing discussion of when trails would actually begin to appear on revised "US TOPO" maps, I came across the CalTopo blog and his thoughts about the new map syste...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 16, 8:25am

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