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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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10th Mtn Hut Trips
On a recent hut trip over Christmas, , we had a couple of new comers who had never been on a hut trip. They were surprised at a few things (such as not needing a sleeping pad). So, I thought ...

In Winter Hiking » 10th Mtn Hut Trips
January 08, 1:23pm

Utah
Go to Canyonlands NP. Relatively easy logistics, not too far of a drive and plenty of options. This would be more March than now. :) IF you feel a little more adventurous, try Canyons ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need Recommendations for 2-4 day trip
January 08, 7:17am

Natural?
" Also, snowshoes are simpler and a more natural-feeling way to travel." Dunno about that. I personally find snowshoes clunky and un-natural feeling. A bit like a duck! :) A gli...

In Winter Hiking » Updgrade Tele gear or get Snowshoes?
January 08, 12:34am

picture
I did not use a separate hip belt. I attached it to the side of my ski pack a bit lower. Basically, I made sure that my body (hips in particular) was bracketed by the PVC tubing. If you loo...

In Winter Hiking » Cheap or DIY pulk?
January 02, 3:46pm

sliding
I did not have any problem once I figured out having the PVC tubing on the side of my hips. (Though I suspect the Jet sled woud be even better) As you can tell from the topo, the terrain was pre...

In Winter Hiking » Cheap or DIY pulk?
January 02, 3:18pm

Good timing...
I just posted this on my website. A dirt bagger special. :D FWIW, I used it with skis on the way to a 10th Mtn division hut. My dirt bagger gear sled: Dirt Bagger Gear Sled The only c...

In Winter Hiking » Cheap or DIY pulk?
January 02, 2:34pm

Apples and Oranges and Pineapples
TW has a very specific and focused way of backpacking. If I wanted to winter camp in the southeast Appalachians around Tellico +/- , I would honestly seek TW's advice. But if I wanted to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
January 02, 1:14pm

my favorite hat...
My favorite, all purpose hat is one I paid $4 CDN in the MEC in Calgary. Polartec fleece, a green color. Light and folds up nicely. It is my 'go to' hat when I do a quick day hike, out in...

In GEAR » WINTER HATS--- Beanie/Skull style
January 02, 11:30am

MREs
MREs work well if you have the logistical support and motorized access of the US Military. So, if you are car camping, by all means take the MREs. :) (I would argue that some inexpensive cann...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » New to MRE's
January 01, 2:21pm

Not nuts at all
If there was one single piece of gear / clothing / widget that worked for all people, all conditions and all activities, it would mean much smaller stores and warehouses. :) The Nano puff does n...

In GEAR » Am I nuts,the Nanopuff doesnt work for me?Is the praise just hype?
January 01, 2:09pm

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