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Shelter choices and projected forecast - strategy changes?
We have a trip planned next weekend with a pretty significant climb component going in - which places a premium on taking the lightest options. However, at least right now the long range forecast ...

In GEAR » Shelter choices and projected forecast - strategy changes?
November 07, 7:46am

As a new user one of the puzzling components as Roger points out is the mystery involved in many of these blends... and a lot of discussions about the effectiveness and in some cases problems (some...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 07, 7:40am

Great discussion
I need a nice little stainless copper bottom Revereware pot to cook on! Those copper disc and clad bottom pans still rule... Not really lightweight and my backcountry cooking is pretty rudiment...

In Gear Deals » Montbell pots
November 06, 3:59pm

Javan - thanks for the heads up on NC ABC stores... If I recall they are regulated by the State but ultimately each county board is somewhat autonomous... i'd be happy if Mecklenburg would stil...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 11:15am

Re: Run to the Border!!
My in-laws live off 521 in the Palmetto state - so I do visit Southern Spirits from time to time for not other reason than selection and price... but I appreciate confirmation that the good stuff i...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 11:12am

Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
I just got my first alcohol stove and I've read some of the really great articles here and on other sites on the various efficiencies and science behind the different fuel choices with pros and...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 8:35am

Great advice
Some great points. Our Troop is very active - trip a month rain or shine - probably 2/3 backpacking and 1/3 drive up of some sort (usually activity based like canoing, fishing, kayaking, beach etc...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Unit is fairly new to BPing (and certainly BPing light): looking for feedback
November 05, 12:06pm

awesome post
I suppose I'm fortunate on one level that I started backpacking at the same time as my son - when he crossed over to Boy Scouts. At age 11 he's carrying his own stuff... and developing a t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
November 05, 11:43am

well that was an extraordinary read. Just an amazing journey - thank you for sharing it with us! It is a trip I cannot even imagine tackling.

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
October 30, 1:09pm

I appreciate the helpful replies - particulary around a reasonably "error" cushion. As noted the worst case scenario is to add some more fuel. I'm looking forward to testing thi...

In GEAR » New to alcohol stoves - burn time questions
October 28, 1:51pm

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