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My alcohol
"They'll pry my alcohol stove from my cold dead hands" "Alcohol stoves don't start fires, people start fires" OK, I probably went too far. I'll quit now.

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 02, 2:03pm

Pyranet 2
Thanks Tony. I was looking on my phone earlier and couldn't see it. Can this somehow be put up after you have your tarp up? I'm not sure how this works with a center pole.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bear Paw WD Pyranet 2 Modified for Trailstar
May 02, 12:26pm

pyranet
Interested. What's it weigh? Who did the modifications and is the prior zip all mash now?

In Gear Swap » FS: Bear Paw WD Pyranet 2 Modified for Trailstar
May 02, 11:40am

Midlayers?
I think you're plenty warm too.

In GEAR » Midlayers?
May 01, 9:00am

Sleeping Bag vs Bags - and temps for a multi-bag system in SouthEast US?
DJ, I am in Bowling Green too. I also do a fair amount of backpacking in the southeast and other locations when I can pull it off. Based on your backpacking times and locations, I would reco...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag vs Bags - and temps for a multi-bag system in SouthEast US?
April 30, 1:44pm

CO / WY Recommendations, 4-5 days
+1 to Dave's suggestion on the Weminuche. I did some of that a couple of years ago with my 16 year old son and really enjoyed it. There are some really nice 14er climbs in the Chicago Basin o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CO / WY Recommendations, 4-5 days
April 30, 10:45am

Training for Backpacking
Thanks for the article. I took away several good things. I find it interesting that your article focuses on preparing for a long hike. This is such a common type of training effort. I see it ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
April 30, 9:11am

The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia
Thanks for posting, Michael. I did the adjacent section of Shenandoah along the AT recently, starting at Front Royal, and really enjoyed the area a lot. We noticed your ridge across the valley. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia
April 30, 8:28am

Three Season List - Finally Finished School
Looks like a really good kit to me. I prefer the Sawyer squeeze over the drops. You can get water faster so you need to carry less water all the time. Its also more effective on the types of b...

In Gear Lists » Three Season List - Finally Finished School
April 28, 2:49pm

TS
I think you'll find its plenty weatherproof in virtually all conditions with a small door open. Just slide to the back if it blows.

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 12:46pm

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