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About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
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The HMG Porter pack: water resistance, pockets, and packing?
Folks, I'm wondering how you are packing your HMG Porter packs? I have had mine for about a year and I've done a number of summer and winter trips with it. I'm curious about how you p...

In GEAR » How to pack the HMG Porter pack?
July 14, 5:19pm

How likely is Birches to be full on Saturday, 8/24?
We're planning on staying in Birches in Baxter SP. How likely is this to be full on Saturday, 8/24?

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 07, 7:38pm

Staying abreast of weather
"Stay informed about the rainfall. Rivers become impassable after heavy rain." How do people normally track weather conditions while on the trail? Rely on the last 10-day forecast? Fi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 07, 7:36pm

Avoiding hurricanes
George and Ryan, thanks for the insights. George, that trip in the middle of Ophelia looks pretty miserable! Those temps are very reasonable. Are there any parts of the trail that are overgrow...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 07, 7:18pm

Material differences in Official Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine Fifteenth edition?
I noticed that the AT Guide for Maine was recently updated to the 15th edition. Is anyone aware of any material differences between the 14th (which is available everywhere online) and the 15th (wh...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Material differences in Official Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine Fifteenth edition?
July 07, 3:31pm

Re: Tights
Tights are an option I'd not considered. I don't mind wearing tights, but I have resisted out of consideration for those around me. I'm not nearly as svelte as I was about 60 lbs ago! ...

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 06, 6:16pm

Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
I hate hiking in pants--I perspire heavily and really struggle with having my legs constricted by damp, inflexible pants, especially when climbing up steeper steps. And yet, on some overgrown trail...

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 06, 5:51pm

What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
My family of three is hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness NOBO starting the 3rd week in August. After having done 50+ miles in the Tetons and Wind Rivers, I'm wondering how to adjust my expectation...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 06, 12:18pm

Crowdsourcing
There is a ton of momentum in many different industries around crowdsourcing, which minimizes R&D costs, provides a stronger guarantee of adoption and sales. A large photography community worke...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Politics of Cottage Consumption
July 03, 10:36am

True innovation
If the answer is true innovation, how about we as UL consumers partner with a willing gear manufacturer and crowdsource new and truly innovative products that exactly meet our needs, rather than wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Politics of Cottage Consumption
July 03, 10:01am

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