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"Its absolute indifference steadied me"
Enjoyed this article... thanks for sharing. I too appreciate seeking out less traveled places. @ Don Morris... Interestingly, I just visited CHIS again too. In fact, we may have been on the sa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Its absolute indifference steadied me."
November 11, 9:07pm

Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripod
I've been using the Vanguard Alta 225cb for most of this year. The tripod itself is carbon fiber and it includes a SBH-30 ballhead. It's not full height (max is ~49"), but it's f...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
November 11, 2:16pm

Thanks!
Didn't realize they sold these. That's a good start! Now just have to think about how I'll make the other part that the valve seats onto. Thanks again. -N.

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
November 09, 3:23pm

Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
I'm looking for a source of inflation valves similar to that used on the Therm-a-rest NeoAir pads for a little project. Anyone know where to source something like this? I looked around at a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
November 09, 1:06pm

Dream trip
I'd love to go back and do a long trip through the Sourhern Alps and Fjordland areas of the South Island, NZ. Amazing scenery, variable weather, and lots of opportunities for remote walking on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What would be your ultimate backpacking adventure?
September 17, 9:53pm

What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
It's a mixed bag... A lot of my local national forest and wilderness areas burned in a series of fires over the last 5 or 6 years. I recall one particularly good example of hiking in an a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
September 03, 3:47pm

Lots of bear scat, more than I have ever seen in the Sierra
I too find bears more visibly active this time of year. In our local backcountry it looks like they're looking for and eating cherries from the holly leaf cherry trees. Lots of scat with the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lots of bear scat, more than I have ever seen in the Sierra
September 03, 3:06pm

Zpacks Multipack
I'll just comment on the heat/breathability concern since others have pretty well answered the other questions. I have both the Osprey Grabbag and the Zpacks Multipack. I choose which one t...

In GEAR » zpacks "multipack"
August 19, 7:22pm

New PCT Record
Impressive feats of endurance and determination all around.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 07, 3:20pm

Footbox confinement
Im a few inches shorter than you but have about 5-10 lbs on you. I'm similarly broad shouldered and generally built like a sturdy rugby player. I also always run warm. If I could, I would ...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 7:58pm

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