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RE: Bugs
Skip the inner net. Bugs aren't bad this time of year at all. Have a great trip!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking near major airports?
July 28, 8:59pm

RE:What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
+1 Franco. I use newspaper bags myself but that's one of the best tips I've picked up here.

In GEAR » What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
July 28, 8:53pm

Stoves
As I've said before, during fire bans white gas stoves are allowed and they are FAR from idiot proof. An esbit stove is much safer IMHO. If you pick a bad location and kick over any stove you c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol stoves and fire restriction in Sequia and Kings Canyon National Parks
July 25, 11:04am

Scale
This cheapy has worked great for me for 3 years now. I'm very happy with it. And the cost. http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-scale-95364.html There's a store in Westminster. You ca...

In GEAR » Recommend a Good Scale
July 25, 10:48am

Re:"Why I am on BPL this holiday and weekend"
That sucks Nick. Based on your posts, you really used that pop up a lot. I hope your insurance comes through.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why I am on BPL this holiday and weekend
July 05, 10:48pm

Re: "Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?"
"Not seam sealing is for the lazy folk." I guess that makes Jerry the first lazy MYOG'er. :)

In GEAR » Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
July 05, 10:46pm

Re: "Randall Udall is missing on a hike"
"Maybe he died suddenly regardless of where he was, so he wouldn't have been able to say goodbye to people anyway." It looks like he did. I hope I do too. Just not for 30 years or ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Randall Udall is missing on a hike
July 04, 2:34pm

Re: "Randall Udall is missing on a hike"
"I don't know. I mean, I'd be dead so I wouldn't care, but I think for my family's sake I'd rather die somewhere where they could say goodbye properly and not have to deal ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Randall Udall is missing on a hike
July 04, 2:30pm

Re: "Randall Udall is missing on a hike"
"The body of the 61-year-old Carbondale resident was found at 10,700 feet, his poles still in his hand" Seems reminiscent of a cowboy dying with his boots on. We all have to go som...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Randall Udall is missing on a hike
July 04, 12:43pm

Re: maps
My wife is really directionally challenged. When portable GPS units for cars came out I got her one for Christmas. I told her it was the first present I'd ever given someone that was actually f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight and the 10 Essentials
July 04, 11:18am

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