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weight and size
I admit I have too many devices and several operating systems. A tablet is for most systems a bigger phone without the phone and sometimes without data service (WiFi only devices). I do think a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kindle fire hd tablet...any good?
December 09, 7:16am

Thanks
Jamie - thanks for the insight! Really helpful and it makes a couple day trip like this manageable - I'm still somewhat new to the experience and it remains a learning process on each trip (al...

In Post-Trip Reports » 40 Miles of the AT from Carver's Gap to Dennis Cove
December 06, 8:17am

Hipster
I believe the term is "american heritage" style and is apparently very popular with the hipster crowd.

In Chaff » Being woodsy - in style now?
December 05, 8:55am

Shelters
I was reading in another thread that you have to use the shelters unless they are full - which pretty clearly everyone on this thread disagrees with... so is there any rule regarding mandatory shel...

In Pre-Trip Planning » AT Shelters- how frequently will I want to use them?
December 05, 8:51am

Great report
we missed a scout trip to Roan mountain this past summer - but hope to make it again at some point. I'd love to do a small section like this with my son - helpful to understand the logistics...

In Post-Trip Reports » 40 Miles of the AT from Carver's Gap to Dennis Cove
December 05, 8:31am

Fire
Don't get me wrong - I think they are great devices and we've been happy with ours. At that price point it is hard to go wrong really. I'm more of a tinkerer I suppose and fin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kindle fire hd tablet...any good?
December 05, 8:16am

Exped
I have an Exped synmat 7 with the build in pump that works well for cold weather - been trying to decide on the solution for my UL7 synmat - I prefer not to blow moisture in given the choice, it in...

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 05, 7:30am

Alps
Probably not what you're looking for in terms of weight but I have an 85L Alps Mountaineering Cascade - standard belt and adjustable torso that is not being used currently by me or my son. I h...

In Gear Swap » WTB Winter grade pack 65 liters +
December 04, 7:14am

Fires
We have two original Kindle Fires in the house - they are fine devices and I'd expect the HD to be the same with a better screen and processor. Having said that - I do find Amazon's '...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kindle fire hd tablet...any good?
December 03, 2:56pm

Can't coach height!
Ryan - nice score - they look like great jackets and a great deal. At 5'10" and 185 a large tall would likely be too long in the sleeves (the length is not as much a concern for me really...

In Gear Deals » EB Downlight 50 Jacket $63!
November 25, 11:32am

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