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Re: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail May 2015, 3-day (first timer, looking for critiques and wisdom)
That's an interesting tent--similar to my Copper Spur. Assuming no bushwhacking and few deadfalls and not winter, I'd prefer a DriDucks jacket over silnylon. It's less durable, but m...

In Gear Lists » Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail May 2015, 3-day (first timer, looking for critiques and wisdom)
December 26, 4:15pm

Re: Garbage leads rescuers to missing B.C. hiker in Golden Ears park
Ok, I missed that there was water. "Quite often it seems there is no follow-up to these reports with details as to how the whole situation developed and what incorrect decisions/choices wer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Garbage leads rescuers to missing B.C. hiker in Golden Ears park
December 24, 12:43pm

Re: Garbage leads rescuers to missing B.C. hiker in Golden Ears park
On the other hand, he must have done some things right to have survived for 7-8 days in the winter. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Garbage leads rescuers to missing B.C. hiker in Golden Ears park
December 24, 8:42am

Brass potty trowel?
Since the magical, antimicrobial-evil properties of brass have been elucidated so well in the other thread, I'm now wondering if I should be using a brass potty trowel instead of a titanium one?

In Chaff » Brass potty trowel?
December 19, 12:58pm

Re: December 17
On the bright side, it was determined that the calculations were a few days off. Oh wait. :\

In Chaff » December 17
December 19, 12:54pm

Re: SS2
Nice hot tent setup Dan! Thanks for posting the photos. I'm thinking of doing something similar with a Scarp 2.

In GEAR » Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Dumid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
December 19, 10:18am

Re: Brass spoon?
I lick my plastic spoon clean, and I've taken a college microbiology course. As long as I don't use it to stir the cathole, I'm good. I actually prefer to use a wooden spoon though. ...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 9:30am

Re: Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
"I do the exact same thing you said above, but my innov8 trail runners still get a bit wet inside somehow on tips. I think it's from cramponing or bad goretex." Some snow or water ...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 18, 12:27pm

Re: Re: 8'x8' tarp recommendations
I agree with Dale's comment about preferring a 10x10, unless using a bivy. I currently use an 8.5x10.5 tarp though.

In GEAR » 8'x8' tarp recommendations
December 12, 10:55pm

Re: There is little danger - but there is danger
"I would like to read useful advice to mitigate an existing high-severity/low-probability risk." Awareness. Try to smell or hear or see sign of them before you see them. And then, s...

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 11, 9:49am

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