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whale oil lamps
Dave - I get that completely. My wife and I just upgraded from a 29" flat panel to a real big screen. Must have been the very last folks to do so. No way am I choosing to watch TV on a tabl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kindle fire hd tablet...any good?
December 09, 12:11pm

-30
Yikes, -30! :) My only thought on the OP is that I would get cold without something more on my legs. I did a 36 degree night in my 40 degree bag and my upper body was fine (beanie, lightwe...

In GEAR » Sleeping on a cold night. How would you configure..
December 09, 9:38am

Tablets v phones
If you're using the phone essentially as a wifi small tablet the only difference between comparable systems (i.e. assuming both are Android using the same "shell") is the size of the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » kindle fire hd tablet...any good?
December 09, 9:34am

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

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