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About Me The older I get, the better I used to be.

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Step Outdoors?
Not sure whether this'll help, but my friends Stacy and Greg Boone run a great guiding and trainign business in Pagosa Springs. They might be able to help you out with local knowlede and recomm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Colorado front range backpacking in early April???
March 20, 5:17am

Here's a cool idea...
What if you took your new tent outside and practiced setting it up a few times to get the procedure down, and then try it in a suimulated rainstorm (i.e., under the sprinkler)? You'll get real...

In GEAR » Seam sealing actually necessary?
March 18, 2:46pm

Vasque Pendulum?
They work well for me, mostly in NH and VT. The toebox is wide; the soles are a good balance between grippy and durable (for me); and they drain well. They might run a little small and they are ...

In GEAR » SOTM shoes for JMT-ish stuff
March 18, 5:53am

Re: canned chicken
Two questions: Im curious about how much weight you save by dehydrating chicken, vs. buying it in pouches? And, does the weight you jsave justify whatever drop in quality there might be? Just wo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Canned Chicken
March 18, 5:46am

Great post, Nick...
Love the U/L Kelty pack and Svea stove... Ahhh... The good old days!

In Philosophy & Technique » Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
March 12, 12:17pm

I've had mine for a year or so, and it's been great. Picke duit up at Backcountry for somethign like $50. Why not just buy a decent jacket from a good vendor, and see what happens. If it fa...

In GEAR » windshirt with a good waranty or a decent cheap one?
March 11, 5:15am

Thanks, Steven! The EVA I'm thinking about is a Gossamer Gear Thinlight pad, 39 X 60 X 1/4. I'm pretty sure it'll be wide enough, and I can tril a lot away; maybe enough for a lit...

In Hammocks » Warbonnet
March 10, 2:46pm

Insulation under WB BBXLC
Thanks- I'll keep you posted and wager that before summer's over I'll be the proud owner of a UQ or three ;-)

In Hammocks » Warbonnet
March 09, 5:28pm

Re: hammock
Thanks, John- But I'm 6'4", 220#, so that would be a little like stuffing 10 lbs of organic matter into a 5 lb bag; and as much as I've heard good things about Hennessy, I don'...

In Gear Swap » WTB: hammock
March 09, 5:48am

WTB: hammock
I'm looking for a Warbonnet BB XLC and tarp, but am open to suggestions!

In Gear Swap » WTB: hammock
March 08, 7:31pm

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