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Re: Feedback
The strength to weight of bamboo is high enough that it was used as ski poles before aluminum. Three years ago, I saw bamboo used all over China in traditional housing, furniture, musical instru...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 15, 10:18pm

Re: Bamboo External Frame Backpack
It's as if Jansport had located on Gilligan's Island.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 15, 6:33pm

Converting one's Alaskan husband
Dena, For reasons of marital harmony, I don't hunt. Which is to say, I don't pull the trigger. But someone who'll do multiple trips carrying meat back to camp and is a decent outdo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Converting my wife
March 15, 1:36pm

Trail report
As of yesterday, when my 9-year-old and I were hiking in Zion up to Angel's Landing (5,790 feet above sea level), there was no snow, no ice, and no trace of snow or ice anywhere we hiked nor an...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
March 14, 10:32pm

Re: Converting my wife
I met my wife on a backpacking trip, so there was that common ground. I've done (and continue to do) more high-mileage days than she likes, but she's been higher (21,000 feet) and in mo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Converting my wife
March 13, 6:33pm

Re: Thank you for the responses!
Just click the "Watch this thread" link at the top the page. You'll receive an email when someone posts to the thread. And your watched threads will be listed under the "View my ...

In Fishing » fishing the jmt
March 12, 12:35am

Re: Re: Re: Me, me
Yeah, wish I could swing it and see you all again. But having been in Zion with my wife for V-day and there again tomorrow with my daughter, it would be pushing it to return solo in 2 weeks.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 11, 10:39pm

Re: Re: Las Vegas Hikes - Zion Narrows?
A bad idea, or "No, we are denying it."? I've seen those letters, signs, and verbal warnings from GCNP towards myself and towards others even more physically capable. I understand ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Las Vegas Hikes
March 10, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Target underwear
>"so an in person purchase would be good." Yeah, just ask to use the changing room to try them on!

In GEAR » Target underwear
March 08, 1:36am

Re: Knife sharpeners
I remember a magazine article about someone who was on a canoeing trip, flipped the boat, and lost most of the gear. Once on shore, he took out his knives (plural) and sharpened them. Then he fel...

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 08, 1:35am

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