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Te Araroa - NZ South Island
Here's my gear list for doing the South Island part of the TAT Dec-Jan. Would appreciate feedback from those experienced with NZ. I know I'm heavy on electronics, and am considering givin...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
November 11, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Re: GoLite
I wouldn't count on liquidation sales. Golite does not plan to go out of business. They are just in Ch. 11 debt reorg.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
November 11, 5:32pm

UD FP 20 & 30
The UD Fastpack 30L will be out in January, as was mentioned. I used it on a 5-day trip in July, and it carried very similarly to the 20L. The 30 will come with a removable rigid back panel. Not...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 04, 7:37pm

A few ideas
http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/the-royal-arch-loop-grand-canyon/ http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/dark-needles-loop/ https://adventurerun.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/happy-maze-loop/

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recs for ~100 mile trip in southwest late March?
November 02, 1:45pm

Re: Bushcooker
Wow, that's great. I'm surprised there's no wind screen around the pot. Is that not an issue in windy conditions? I'm used to having a wind screen that wraps the lower part of th...

In GEAR » Snow Peak 700
October 31, 10:05am

Snow Peak 700
Wife has the Snow Peak 700 pot/cup, which she likes & has used with a canister stove. I tried it with a "Skurka" style alky stove and also a Roy Robinson cat stove, but it hasn't...

In GEAR » Snow Peak 700
October 31, 9:18am

Re: Blisters
Not to say that there aren't other factors to blisters! Sure, if your shoes don't fit well that's a factor. Or if you get a lot of grit in your shoes. Or if you wear rough fabrics th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 26, 6:57pm

Blisters
Aaron, it seems like it would pay to find out why you are having so much trouble with blisters & chaffing. This is something that runners actually do know a lot about. It is well known that the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 24, 10:33pm

Re: Tonto
We went down Royal Arch (Pt Huiztl) and then hiked back to Hermit's Rest via the Tonto & Boucher last April. Tonto itself is generally an easy trail and you can hike quickly. Each drainag...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tonto Trail Thru
October 24, 2:55pm

Re: "fastpacking"
Interesting discussion. One thing is to consider what "fastpacking" actually means. To me it means that you are relatively more focused on making miles than on comfort, and in fact you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 24, 2:00pm

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