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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian - Small - FS
Bump!

In Gear Swap » Brand new, small Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
April 23, 8:31am

Packraft planning
Great stuff. Most useful piece on BPL in a long time. Many thanks.

In Editor's Roundtable » Pack-and-Paddle Wilderness Route Planning: Predicting Stream Flows
April 10, 12:59am

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Short
Bump, make me an offer!

In Gear Swap » Brand new, small Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
April 08, 12:04am

Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July
Hi folks, I'm eyeing a trip to Palisade Basin in mid-July. Anyone want to guesstimate what snow would be like this year? Hoping to take the route over Thunderhead Col, rather than Knapsack ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July
April 07, 11:51pm

DIY rock plates
That's great. What thickness/stiffness did you decide was optimal?

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
January 15, 2:30pm

GPS reception - iPhone vs Garmin
Thanks for the great info folks. Seems like the consensus is that the Garmin receiver is technically better, but not enough to matter to most people for "hiking around" purposes. Great i...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 15, 1:23pm

WPB fabric break down on it's own?
I have a 15 year old (or more) Bibler bivy sack made out their ToddTex fabric. It's never been used. Any reason to think that the membrane would bread down on it's own, just from age? Or...

In GEAR » WPB fabric break down on it's own?
January 15, 1:14pm

DIY plastic rock plate?
Dave, You mentioned inserting your own plastic rock plate. What do you use for plastic? Does it go full length of shoe?

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
January 15, 12:55pm

iPhone vs Garmin GPS reception
One more technical nugget, this from a considerably less reliable source: "what the iPhone does NOT have is WAAS capability. The GPS receiver works by measuring how long it takes for the r...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 14, 8:44pm

iPhone vs Garmin GPS accuracy
Mike, thanks, super useful. Should have mentioned that I don't primarily use the tracking function, more just double checking location. Would that change your assessment in any way? Bob, y...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 14, 8:31pm

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