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Re: Pool toy
A half mile is probably pretty accurate for how long that'd last on the Escalante. Not even worth the trouble to carry down to the water IMO. It'd fare better in Labyrinth, but failure wo...

In Packrafting » Pool toy
May 13, 9:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Clothing for desert hiking
I usually work in LS dress shirts during summer but for longer days backpacking chaffing does become a problem. I'm a fan of the arcteryx motus or outdoor research echo fabrics. Take your pic...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 12, 6:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Some local canyoneering...
Awesome Craig. Looks gorgeous.

In Other Activities » Some local canyoneering...
May 11, 1:22pm

Re: Utah: Best backpacking books?
Steve Allen's Canyoneering 1, 2, and 3 are the best guidebooks for anywhere, though none of them really cover SW Utah. Kelsey's books are good for beta for experienced hikers but many have...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah: Best backpacking books?
May 05, 6:22pm

south san juan
The trails illustrated map is great for planning. There are lots of trails/routes but some of the trails aren't used much and don't really exist on the ground. Off trail is easy up on the...

In Gear Swap » Wanted: South San Juan Wilderness info
April 22, 8:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Zion Canyons.
Nice pics guys. Sounds like you had a blast.

In Post-Trip Reports » Keyhole Canyon and Orderville Canyon in Zion
April 18, 8:00am

Re: Re: Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
Texas definitely doesn't have the amount of public land that states further west do. I'd second the recommendations for Big Bend and Guadalupe Mtns.

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 7:48am

Re: Packraft Gear
Hey Luke, My wife and I have Aquabound Manta Ray Hybrids (glass blades/carbon shaft) that are a pretty good compromise. Weigh about 32 oz each and were $125 shipped from Appomattix River Company....

In Packrafting » Packrafting Question
April 09, 10:29pm

Re: Alternatives to overpriced urethane seam sealers?
Shoe Goo is basically the same as Seam Grip if that's what you're looking for. Quite a bit cheaper.

In GEAR » Alternatives to overpriced urethane seam sealers?
April 08, 5:07pm

Re: Cuben Hybrid
While I haven't used any for a pack (but have played with samples), the heavier hybrids seem pretty promising (looks like cascade craftworks sells a 150d face version for MYOG). The hybrid fac...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 08, 8:08am

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