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I think I give good answers at times, but I knocked this one out of the park.
I'm a fan of 2-pound soft duffle bags so as maximize content weight, protect UL gear from bag-handling wear&tear, and because they squish into compact car trunks FAR better than any wheeled...

In GEAR » Moving Overseas: bringing our backpacking gear
April 27, 2:18pm

Helpful data.
I have played Pooh Sticks with my kids on numerous bridges, including the original one in located in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex (the "Hundred Acre Wood") where my great uncle lives. ...

In GEAR » MYOG help needed: Pooh Sticks
April 27, 1:50pm

Peeing into the wind
>"You can speak in the language of the animals by warning them off by marking your tent site." Yes and no. Friends played a great trick on a trip co-leader one time. They all pe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Irrational Solo Fear
April 25, 2:17pm

Gulping not sipping.
If I'm at a water stop, I drink a liter. So I avoid carrying those two pounds. My wife sips and therefore starts with 2 pounds more water weight on her back. Running out of water is also o...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 2:08pm

Doug's hair.
>"Like, everywhere....." TMI. When the Voyager aircraft did the first non-stop, un-refueled, round-the-world flight, Jeanna Yeager cut her waist-length hair to neck-length, savin...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 2:00pm

Car key.
>"I've carried my car key countless times." +1 on NOT bringing the car key. I've got a place I hide it on the car. I won't need it until I get back to the car. I can&...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 1:52pm

Re: Correction!
Ah, Superfly, not Whisperlite. Changing from a Whisperlite would have saved many ounces between the stove, pump, and the fuel bottle. Yes, changing from the Superfly to some other canister st...

In Gear Lists » Women's Gear List
April 23, 4:11pm

They take the same canister.
Yes, they take the same gas canisters. If you want all the gory details, history and background, here's BPL's own Hikin' Jim's blog about canister types: http://adventuresinstov...

In Gear Lists » Women's Gear List
April 23, 11:35am

Re: 130 miles in two days?
When I was half my age, I did a 150-mile, two-day bikathon. I was a little nervous going into it because the most I'd ever bicycled was 35 miles in a day and here I was planning to do twice th...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » 130 miles in two days?
April 23, 11:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
>"It's a big chain with poorly trained and low paid staff that don't care." I find the staff to be active, motivated perhaps in part by employee-discounts on gear, and (I pr...

In On the Web » REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
April 22, 9:47pm

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