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Re: Re: Black Bear
"Couple black bear fatalities already this year." Which is very rare. Like I said, Yosemite does not allow bear spray. They have probably the largest number of bear and human encount...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 11, 4:52pm

Black Bear
That .357 will take a perfectly aimed shot to stop a black bear. I don't know very many people (any?) that good at stress shooting. Good thing nothing is needed for black bears. :^) It is...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 11, 4:44pm

SOLO
I have done one solo trip, my first winter trip no less. It went better than I thought. Having an adult drink and a book were the keys for me. Hiking solo is no problem at all. Sitting in camp ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 11, 2:07pm

Gun vrs bear spray vrs nothing
You are MORE likely to suffer injury if you use a firearm against a bear than if you use nothing! When you shoot a brown bear you piss it off. You have attacked it and it will retaliate/defend it...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 11, 1:55pm

Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
Everyone complains that I walk fast. I walk at about 5 mph, I can slow it down to 4, but anything slower hurts after awhile. I don't "stroll" very well. Yeah, all my girl friends c...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 11, 10:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
I'm 5'8" with closer to a 31" inseam. I can also run pretty fast. I have a large stride for my height. I wonder what is average. My brother in law is almost 6' with a 29&qu...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 11, 9:31am

Tent
For a tent I would suggest a Tarptent Rainshadow 2. That is what I am considering for myself, my wife and my 10 year old daughter. Plenty of room for three and it is not too unreasonably heavy fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie to Ultralight
December 09, 10:30am

Drive in camping
Just checking, this is a drive up campground. "Everyone" is getting their own sites. I am considering bringing the MotorHome and the family. Unless that is just to "heavy". ;...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
December 05, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
But who is going to carry "hydrochloric acid + caustic" in their pack. I'll just take a stove! ;^) What does that change into?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 05, 3:57pm

Re: awesome
I use the original sawyer filter as a gravity filter (don't use hydration bladders). It works great for that and you can easily suck water through it "on-demand". The mini is the sa...

In GEAR » best water filter for water bladder?
December 04, 11:02am

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Campsaver.com Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm