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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
>> My responsibility was to figure out how to drink some water :) OK, but as you may have gleaned from some of the responses, the route matters a lot. If you're doing something like E...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 06, 9:13am

Re: Re: 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
>> UL philosophy is really taking a beating here...taking "extra bags" and "just in case"...blasphemy!!! IMO, using appropriate luggage for airport/mass transit travel ...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 05, 3:32pm

Re: 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
I think most airports use computer-managed baggage handling systems these days, so it's not necessarily the human baggage-handlers you have to worry about. We had a pretty burley suitcase get ...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 05, 12:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
I hope you plan to have a little better idea than "I think" before you head out. You know that 80 miles in 5 days in the Canyon is a pretty aggressive itinerary, right? You should kno...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 10:58am

Re: You're right!
Jamie, I think your revisions are smart. Here's the thing I had to remind myself when my son was younger (he's now 16.) If you're the only adult hiking with a child, you need to thi...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Help/Input
February 05, 9:42am

Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
Depends on the source. Are you planning on perennial/seasonal creeks, water pockets/puddles, Colorado River...?

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 9:38am

Re: Newbie Help/Input
So... have you done the simple math? You have around 10lb on your list now, but you're missing some things like first aid, toiletries, camera, knife, headlamps, map, games, etc., and your clot...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Help/Input
February 04, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Dry Baking Set Up Questions
FWIW, I've been trying more longer low-flame cooking with my canister stove (non-remote) recently and have had more success than expected, so thought I'd share. I have a Monatauk Gnat st...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dry Baking Set Up Questions
January 06, 2:17pm

Re: Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
I think my son was 10, maybe 11, when we did a similar hike in July. We spent 1 night in the Valley, then 2 nights at Tuolumne Lodge before the hike. On the full day at TM, we hiked Lembert's...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 05, 3:01pm

Re: Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
I know very few GC hikers (none, actually) who think of hiking in the canyon in terms of "miles per day". Maybe trail runners or corridor rim-to-rim'ers do but not veteran backpacker...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
January 05, 2:34pm

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