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Twilight Zone
"like one of those movies where the guy wakes up and finds everyone else in the world has vanished." That is the actor Earl Holliman in the Twilight Zone episode, "Where Is Everyb...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Faxing my Yosemite Wilderness Permit - Help me pick my first nights camping spot
April 05, 9:47pm

Re: tyvex bootie
A few years ago I was going to do a trip that had a number of knee-deep stream crossings for the first day. With thoughts of keeping my boots dry, I fashioned some tyvek slippers to wear through th...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvex bootie
April 05, 8:09pm

Re: September 21st
Make sure that the black bears get the memo so that they will be waiting for you to do their food delivery. --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » Faxing my Yosemite Wilderness Permit - Help me pick my first nights camping spot
April 05, 8:01pm

Re: FS: Sony NEX-3N - ultra compact system camera
Are you sure that this complies with forum policies? --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » FS: Sony NEX-3N - ultra compact system camera
April 04, 10:18pm

Re: Oookworks?
Judging by all of the discussion here about Oookworks, you may order one, but you may not receive one. --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » WTB: SL3 floor
April 04, 5:19pm

Re: Faxing my Yosemite Wilderness Permit - Help me pick my first nights camping spot
If you are headed from Tuolumne Meadows toward Donohue Pass, then simply state that your first camp will be at "Lyell Base Camp." That is all the way south on Lyell Canyon, but before...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Faxing my Yosemite Wilderness Permit - Help me pick my first nights camping spot
April 04, 5:17pm

Re: WTB MICRO-SPIKES / CRAMPONS and ICE AXE
Before you try to buy an ice axe, you ought to know what size (length) you need. A short person needs a shorter one, and a tall person needs a longer one. A vertical ice climber needs a shorter one...

In Gear Swap » WTB MICRO-SPIKES / CRAMPONS and ICE AXE
April 04, 3:56pm

Re: Scrap pack
At least you won't have to worry about some other backpacker grabbing yours by mistake. It is quite unique. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Scrap pack
April 04, 12:57pm

Re: How to use your trekking pole strap
Franco's video was very short and sweet. That is a very natural way to use poles, speaking as a cross country skier. There was one important thing left out of the video. The cat! The cat gen...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 04, 12:55am

Re: ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
You might want to start by estimating your total load for the trip. How many pounds, or how many cubic inches of volume? Only then can you start thinking about the other stuff. --B.G.--

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 03, 11:54pm

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