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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Two more sense
Very interesting remarks. If you expend all your energy and are now incapacitated in the cold, your immediate cause of death will be exposure, in my opinion. Sure, an underlying event is exhaus...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Went too light- 5 dead.
July 28, 10:33am

Re: Thru-hike of Roper's Sierra High Route without resupply
Congrats Adrian. Don't tell me you did it with the zilch pack : ). Which pack did ya carry?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thru-hike of Roper's Sierra High Route without resupply
July 26, 2:44pm

Re: Big Arm Controversy
I vote Teutel. I love it when he breaks stuff.

In Chaff » Big Arm Controversy
July 26, 2:42pm

Re: Reassure me about my poncho
On this trip take your event jacket for insurance in addition to your poncho/spinchaps. This will ease your "anxieties". Think of it as gear testing with backup in case of a problem. W...

In GEAR » Reassure me about my poncho
July 26, 7:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Satellite Phone recs is using the mcmurdo fastfind.

In GEAR » Satellite Phone recs
July 24, 10:02pm

Re: Survivor Stud
Awesome..better than watching Bear Grylls!!!!

In Chaff » Survivor Stud
July 24, 8:21pm

Re: Lightest WP/B rain pants?
The new Golite Reed pants do have watertight ankle zips.

In GEAR » Lightest WP/B rain pants?
July 24, 7:39am

Re: "Rain Fly" for Hex3
I've always wondered what is the minimum angle needed on a four season shelter to prevent snow load from pulling the tent down. It would be especially important in a pyramid tent being held up ...

In Make Your Own Gear » "Rain Fly" for Hex3 & other pryramids
July 23, 11:31am

Re: DIY results
What year did you purchase your zeus? I was checking out your back vent to see if it had the improved one.

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
July 22, 5:20pm

Re: John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
I hear Brian Robinson will be going for a JMT record in August. From the gear list it appears supported. His gear list

In GEAR » John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
July 22, 10:45am

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm