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Kindles
I like Amazon and love my Kindle BUT I can't say I'm impressed with their durability. I'm on Kindle number 3 in as many years. I got their original reader, which I think last about 1-...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kindle fire hd tablet...any good?
December 09, 9:13am

Re: Do kids need more insulation than adults in cold weather?
Well, "more" would depend on the person you're comparing against... I'm the mom and my son and I've been pretty much on the same page for layers ever since he was a toddler (...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do kids need more insulation than adults in cold weather?
December 09, 6:06am

Re: Re: Looking to form a network of west Michigan hikers
>> Sad that he's been looking so long. All his posts here have been the same for four years. I've seen them too and, to be frank, the fact that he posts the same announcement but ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » LOOKING TO FORM A NETWORK OF WEST MICHIGAN HIKERS
December 07, 8:06am

Having your cake and eating it, too...
I think you're going to have to prioritize your wishlist. Early May temps are great for hiking in Zion but for all my May trips, the Narrows has never been open because of high water flow. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » When should I do the Narrows?
December 06, 1:09pm

Dry sleepwear
Whatever I do, I fiercely guard one set of dry baselayers that are going to be my sleepwear. Sometimes it's really tempting to change into them as soon as I get to camp but I make myself wait u...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
December 06, 12:55pm

Re: LOOKING TO FORM A NETWORK OF WEST MICHIGAN HIKERS
>> "We are in need of other hikers who have good morals." Maybe the already established groups didn't meet his criteria. ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » LOOKING TO FORM A NETWORK OF WEST MICHIGAN HIKERS
December 06, 12:42pm

My thoughts
I did the same exercise a few years ago and, in the end, decided to go the route of multiple tents instead of the one-size-fits-all solution. My decision was based mostly on the fact that when I&#...

In GEAR » Occasional two person tent - Stratospire 1 or Double Rainbow?
December 06, 9:49am

Bivouac's midnight madness sale in Ann Arbor, MI today! (Friday 12/6)
Started last night. 20% off everything except for Canada Goose and some cosmetics line. So, YES, applies to Western Mountaineering -- and they have a good selection in stock, in different lengths...

In Gear Deals » Bivouac's midnight madness sale in Ann Arbor, MI today! (Friday 12/6)
December 06, 5:59am

Grand Canyon National Park SAR rescue
I broke an ankle about 5 miles down the Tanner Trail in GCNP this past spring. With help from other hikers, I was able to get to a saddle area where a helicopter could land. I sent a message up w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much do rescues cost?
November 24, 12:34pm

Re: Dropping Weight From Your Dental Kit - Ideas Shared
I found some cheap and light products on minimus.biz that have worked well for me. Like the 4" toothbrush for 12-cents each (http://www.minimus.biz/Generic-High-Visibility-Orange-30-Tuft-Toot...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dropping Weight From Your Dental Kit - Ideas Shared
November 21, 1:43pm

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