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Re: Te Araroa - The Long Pathway - New Zealand
This has been on my to do list for a couple of years. I have a friend who was talking about doing it in 2012 and writing a guide book similar to the various AT books. He invited me along, but I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Te Araroa - The Long Pathway - New Zealand
June 05, 5:06pm

Re: re: poles
I've had the opposite effect as well. I abhor poles on the flats and only use mine on steep ups and downs. My knees feel better on the downs with poles. My initial reaction was "He'...

In GEAR » trekking poles and knees...
May 31, 3:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Advice sought for wayward backpacker
I've encountered a good number of similar people on the AT. The talk of dangers sometimes only make them more gung ho for adventure. Even in the mid-Atlantic sections of the AT where its not ex...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice sought for wayward backpacker
May 14, 10:16am

Re: Which tarp or shelter?
I use a SpinnTwinn plus bivy. No ground cloth or bug net (bivy!) so its pretty light. I use a trash bag as a pack liner and just throw my pack in that at night. I wouldn't want to use that ...

In GEAR » Which tarp or shelter?
May 12, 2:48pm

Re: What is the lowest expected temp that you would leave gloves at home for?
Any temperature, I'm always forgetting the dang things. Oh wait you mean on purpose? My hands get pretty cold and miserable so I try bring them if I'm expecting it to get in the low fortie...

In GEAR » What is the lowest expected temp that you would leave gloves at home for?
May 12, 9:49am

Re MSR Hubba
I used a Hubba HP on my 2009 AT Thru hike. It set up silly fast and since its free standing you can set it up and then pick it up and move it around if you find out you're laying on a rock or s...

In GEAR » What's a pound? Thoughts on the MSR Hubba.
May 09, 4:04pm

Re: Trail Days
I'll most likely be there Saturday. Its just an hour over the hill from my front door and I hope to see some old friends. Seeing some of the vendors gear might be a bit of a bonus.

In Post-Trip Reports » Trail Days 2011!!!!
May 06, 11:09pm

Re: I think I am ready for trail runners :D
"which brand should i start looking at? " Whichever brand fits you. Thats the biggest thing when it comes to shoes. And don't let them talk you into goretex.

In GEAR » I think I am ready for trail runners :D
May 02, 1:29pm

Re: Bottom
I throw mine in the bottom and compress as much as possible. Food is always on top and easy to get to. Has anyone actually had negative effects of over compressing down? I mean first hand. I stuff ...

In GEAR » Packing sleeping bag at bottom of pack or at the top?
April 27, 9:21pm

Re: Summit/ Happy place rituals?
During my AT hike I carried a pint of George Dickel (have to represent Tennessee) and at every state line and major mileage point (500, 1000, 2000) I took a sip. On Katahdin I had 2 sips left: one ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Summit/ Happy place rituals?
April 27, 6:51pm

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