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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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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

Converting?
" 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

MSR XGK E
"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

MOLLE
Many people who took "jaunts" over in the mountains of Afghanistan use a modular pack... Rather heavy, but that is the MOLLE pack idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOLLE 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. http://www.pmags.com/going-stoveless-cold-food-for-thought

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

Gear
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

depends...
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

route
Thanks for the kind words. We went to Fern Lake and back via an off trail route. We then went to the Bierstadt Lake junction and back.

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
March 04, 6:22am

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