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Getting dumped, version 3
>"Luke's experience is one of my primary survival scenarios: losing your gear and having to depend on what is on your person and your wits. I always carry a strong knife, fire steel, ti...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
August 19, 1:18pm

Re: Temp. closure at Tuolumne Meadows campground
Jane, Thanks for the PSA. In fifth grade, my teacher read aloud, "Bullwhip Griffon" about a man and boy's adventures going to the CA gold rush. It mentioned putting a candle in the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Temp. closure at Tuolumne Meadows campground
August 16, 3:03am

Re: Random questions on things that I need to work on
A really cheap 4 to 8-liter bladder comes out of wine in a box. I've bought and also MYOGed adaptors from that bladder's outlet to tubing. It also makes a great shower bag. I trust them to ...

In GEAR » Random questions on things that I need to work on
August 14, 1:28pm

Re: Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
It is tempting to try to tie your cord around a stick and throw it over a branch / pole. Sticks tend to get stuck in tree. Rocks work better. But tying the cord around the rock is hard and the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 12, 5:21pm

Re: ...and stove too
For up to a week, on high-mileage trips, I like going no-cook. But if my wife is along, no way. And for snow-camping, no, duh. More than a week, and I grow tired of my dinners looking so muc...

In Editor's Roundtable » The 60-Second Backpacker: Episode 2, Leave the Kitchen Sink at Home
August 12, 2:56pm

Re: Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
Aluminum-frame folding camp chairs are reasonably comfortable, far, far lighter and easier to transport, and, hey!, you can use them on a camping trip. Likewise, an aluminum-slat folding camp tabl...

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
August 12, 11:39am

Re: Re: Re: team vs. solo
>"a team of 5 guys go with you from the start as part of an "unsupported" effort, have them navigate and pace you 3/4 of the way as they progressively drop out " Dog mushe...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt by Kurt Achtenhagen
August 11, 1:03am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Smelly fish garbage
>"I wish we had known about titanium back in the 70's-80's. :9(" Yeah, you couldn't just buy titanium gear at REI. You had to hike way into an SR-71 Blackbird crash sit...

In Fishing » Cooking Fish - Ultralight Style
August 10, 6:15pm

Re: calorie calculating website
I've used the "Lose It!" app for, well, losing it (body weight). It has long been recommended that to lose weight, you should log all the food you eat. Well, "there's an ap...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » calorie calculating website
August 10, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Smelly fish garbage
>"Larger bones were also burnt to an odorless crisp and disposed of with the remains of the fire." +1 I'd agree that a hot fire can eliminate food odors quite well. Although...

In Fishing » Cooking Fish - Ultralight Style
August 10, 5:42pm

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