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Favorite Place to Backpack?
I'd like to plan a 3-5 day trip in the beginning of April. I live in Wisconsin, somewhere within ~500 miles would be nice. Snow free/very little snow areas are a must, warm temps are preferred....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Favorite Place to Backpack?
March 12, 5:31pm

Thanks Travis. What stakes would you recommend? I called the ranger at the porkies, she said they'll have around 18 inches of snow. Should I bring MSR groundhogs, which I hear work in packed sn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Spring Snow
March 12, 6:24am

Spring Snow
What would be the best way to set up camp in around 18 inches of stiff, compacted snow? Do I use snow stakes or dig to ground level? Will the ground be any warmer than the snow? How would I further...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Spring Snow
March 11, 9:25pm

Who has gear they don't want???
If anyone has any gear that's just taking up space, I'd be happy to take it off your hands. I'm planning a trip for a school project with some first timers, who don't want to spend ...

In Gear Swap » Who has gear they don't want???
March 11, 8:41am

Re: Knives
It all depends on your capability/weight ratio. If you want a light knife for minor utilities, I'd say the Victorinox Cadet. If you need something for food prep, maybe some wittling for making ...

In GEAR » Knives
March 11, 8:32am

Half Pyramid
Thanks for the input, everyone. I used a different half pyramid pitch method, this is how it turned out.

In GEAR » Favorite Tarp Pitch?
March 10, 6:18pm

Are you looking to buy gear or asking solely for donations?

In Gear Swap » Need junk for church youth trip
March 07, 9:46am

Buying Process
I usually first realize that I need an item, then buy the best version of that item that I can afford. I generally don't buy any other item in that category. The exceptions are: 1. The redun...

In Philosophy & Technique » What are your guidelines for buying gear?
March 05, 10:22am

The GSI cookset includes a spork and a pot gripper. I do have a map and a GPS, forgot to add that. I guess I probably should add a wind screen.

In Gear Lists » Feedback on my Gear?
March 04, 1:56pm

RE Sleep System
A 20 degree bag and a 45 degree bag.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Complete range of sleep setup, aka the quilt quiver
March 02, 2:20pm

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