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Kindle App
I was telling my friend about this book and he told me he had a Kindle app for his PC, which I hadn't heard of. So you don't need a Kindle to read the book. You can download the app from Am...

In Gear Deals » Free Kindle "Backpack Gourmet" book
May 08, 7:12pm

Temps
A lot depends on how warm you sleep. Plan on temps going into the 20s at night. And winds are pretty common. Hopefully you can pin the Hexamid tight to reduce the exposure to wind. So if you are go...

In Gear Lists » Advice on CT Segment Hike
May 08, 12:13am

Safe?
Personally I don't put boiling water in a freezer bag, I use hot water. Since I treat my water, boiling it is a waste of fuel. I'm not worried about the safety myself but everyone should do...

In GEAR » Backpacking food
May 07, 6:35pm

Father/daughter
Fantastic. I'm going to show this to my 11 year old right now. I have not been able to talk her into backpacking yet. Kind of a coincidence but that's also how I cross bridges! :)

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 days + 45 miles + my 11 year old daughter = one nice hike
May 05, 9:23am

Amago
It's a used Amago in the forums: http://www.tenkarausa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2660

In Gear Swap » FYI: FS TenkaraUSA Amago for $120
May 04, 8:44pm

Fire bans
John, I'm glad you asked that as I had some information wrong. For all the fire bans, they really mean all stoves have to have an off switch although they are worded differently. And I'm...

In Gear Lists » Advice on CT Segment Hike
May 04, 1:59pm

CT
A few things: I'm not telling you what to do but the alky stove can not currently be legally used on those segments as both counties those segments go through are under a fire ban at this ti...

In Gear Lists » Advice on CT Segment Hike
May 03, 11:16am

Luxury
Slinglight chair for me. Just what my bad back needs after a day on the trail. "My other rediculously heavy stuff on some trips is my fishing gear on my hiking trips where fishing is a big ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The "naughty" heavy luxury items that you just don't wanna leave behind!
May 02, 4:51pm

Triangle
Edit: David made a good point about black bears up north of the lower 48 being more dangerous. Perhaps those should be treated like Grizzlies? I'll qualify my comments as being about black bear...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears bears bears
April 28, 8:59pm

FS: Tarptent Rainshadow 2 - Sold!
Sold! 2 year old Tarptent Rainshadow 2. Around 15 nights in it. I seam sealed it and also did the silicone stripes on the floor. It's in great shape except for a tear on the bottom of th...

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Rainshadow 2
April 26, 9:27pm

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