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Hiking with your son
John, I am in Kentucky and regularly pass through the land between the lakes area. Honestly its fairly flat and a little bland. For backpacking in my area, I would reccomend you go further east. R...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with my son
February 11, 2:06pm

"Jesus is coming. Look busy"
Funny and really only mildly offensive.

In Chaff » best bumper stickers?
February 10, 12:48pm

Super cat
I use a super cat stove made from a cat food can. Is this basically what you are using, Michael? Pros are that it is cheap and easy and nests well into the pot with room for the alcohol, windscre...

In GEAR » Best stove for a Heineken
February 09, 2:49pm

I was having a hard time with the permits last year so made other plans. I was happy I did. We covered some spectacular ground in Zion. We also planned to do Coyote Gulch but weather took a bad ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyone Trip DENIED!!!!!
February 09, 11:59am

I wouldn't wear anything under your wetsuit typically. I never have anyway. With regard to a helmet, I bet most of your packrafting is in class III or lower. In that case, I personally would...

In Packrafting » Which helmet?
January 26, 2:02pm

Water under the tarp
I think you'll be surprised at how water does NOT run under a tarp unless you do a really bad job of site selection. At least in most places, the water soaks in the ground and goes down instea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Keeping water out with a MLD TrailStar
January 25, 12:35pm

Slouching pad/Sleeping hiker
You blew hot air into it until it was tight. Left alone, the air cools and contracts in volume. I would add extra air to make sure it really does have a leak and not just contracting air. My pad...

In GEAR » NeoAir X-Lite Leaky
January 25, 12:30pm

I do own some EB too for just that reason. @Kelly I would love boxing if they didn't hit back.

In GEAR » Problems finding clothing brands that run skinny and long...
January 23, 6:27pm

Tall and skinny
I feel your pain. 6'4" 180 lbs and 38" arms here. I am a nightmare to fit as well. I have had luck with some Stoic products from Backcountry. I got a wool shirt with thumbloops th...

In GEAR » Problems finding clothing brands that run skinny and long...
January 23, 9:37am

Home brew
Just did my final rack of my first batch of Ben's home brew IPA. I need to find a way to get it in a light container. Wish me luck.

In Chaff » "Beer in a Can"
January 19, 7:15pm

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