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hiking in the 50s
I was just on a section of the AT this past weekend (2000-4500 feet) with mostly overcast skies and temps in the mid 50s. I was wearing nylon long pants, an UnderArmour style cold gear long sleeve...

In GEAR » Help me choose some gear for Patagonia
November 20, 12:02pm

Cutting weight
I need to get my latest list from excel into Geargrams for review by the crowd - my base weight on this past trip was a hair over 18 pounds and I had some excess (took two stoves as I was wanting t...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List: Advice?
November 19, 12:39pm

Bear bag line options
This past weekend my son and I went backpacking on the AT with his Scout troop - SR625 up the trail to the Chestnut Knob shelter near Wytheville, VA (Beartown Wilderness). Great hike and the 4.5 m...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 12:22pm

Oranges and Lemons
There are multiple considerations and as I've learned here, what works for the raven may or may not work for the conspiracy. There are a couple basic issues when it comes to lights with resp...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 19, 11:03am

I think you're looking for Ruta Locura - I have a lightweight ti lid from them. very well made. http://rutalocura.com/Carbon_Lids.html

In GEAR » Looking for a light weight lid
November 19, 9:19am

I really like the photos - helps a visual guy like me organize stuff in my head...

In Gear Lists » Three Season UL Gearlist (JhauraW) - photos, links and lots o' details
November 14, 2:44pm

Down versus synthetic
Our Troop is pretty consciencious with their gear in general - mostly - and my son despite being young is really careful. And sure as god made green apples the first backpacking trip we took was i...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Sleeping bags for scouts.
November 14, 9:02am

I am a newbie - and I hauled water and or used an MSR miniworks - with good results. Have a steripen but haven't used it due to my aversion to floaties - haven't solved that one yet althou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia Outbreak
November 14, 8:40am

still looking
Hmmm - thinking of trying a mugmate and/or this GSI thing I saw at REI - silicone pour through - folds up neatly making it a little more manageable - still needs a filter but that isn't a big d...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making a Cup from Ground Coffee
November 14, 7:22am

Special offers
I have a third generation kindle with special offers - the only difference between mine and my wife's which doe not have them is the screen saver. Mine has an ad of some sort as the screen sav...

In Gear Swap » FS: Kindle Paperwhite w/ carrying case.
November 10, 4:45am

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