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gear lists
It is funny. I can see where you are coming from that gear lists are valuable. Certainly valuable for a person starting out. They can see just what works and does not. I know it helped me &quo...

In On the Web » Ultra-light but not ultra-precise
March 08, 4:19pm

Ultra-light but not ultra-precise
Why I stopped counting ounces with my gear…at least precisely. Ultra-light but not ultra-precise

In On the Web » Ultra-light but not ultra-precise
March 07, 1:28pm

" I would never try to convert my wife to anything. If she really, really wanted to go backpacking that would be great" As with most things in life, I am finding this out the hard wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Converting my wife
March 07, 12:34pm

"Why would someone use the MSR XGK EX stove versus what most everyone else is mentioning?" Because it is heavier, bulkier, more $$$$ and overkill for what most of us are doing. I am...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 2:54pm

Many people who took "jaunts" over in the mountains of Afghanistan use a modular pack... Rather heavy, but that is the MOLLE pack idea. If...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 06, 10:37am

Trans ADK
I looked at the Trans ADK as possible trip this year (alas..I may family obligations that are preventing it. Sigh..). It looks like it would be a KILLER fall hike.

In Pre-Trip Planning » 150-250 Mile Trails in US?
March 05, 12:39pm

cold food
I'll be lazy and just reference an article I wrote. :) It has some recipe ideas towards the bottom.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 05, 9:26am

There is a point of diminishing returns with buying new gear. For example, I use a silnylon tarp. Standard 8x10. 13 oz. Call it just under a lb with stakes and rope. I could buy a cuben fiber...

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 05, 9:25am

darn lucky
I must confess, I sometimes feel like I don't get out as much. The yearning for the long journey never goes away. As a person in early middle age (I hit 40 in two months), there are other...

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
March 04, 10:00am

Time of the year, type of trip, what I feel like doing and so on. If I am hiking from dawn to sunset, I simply sleep. On a trip with less daylight and some time in camp? Some tea is brewed up...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 04, 6:42am

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