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Re: How do you store your food?
Around black bears - I sleep with it. Around grizzlies - I sleep far from it. For rodents, I bring it in my tent (not tarp) or hang it. For all species, avoiding especially smelly foods he...

In GEAR » How do you store your food?
December 13, 3:03pm

Re: Recommendations for leather gloves for Southwest bushwacking
Not especially light, but tough and cheap: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/laurentide-double-palm-gloves-white-deerskin-for-men~p~2695p/?filterString=s~deerskin%2F&colorFamily=01 Deerski...

In GEAR » Recommendations for leather gloves for Southwest bushwacking
December 07, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
>"Now if we could just learn to pee while moving like pro cyclists…." In Alaska, we all know some Iditarod mushers. They expect their dog to poop on the run. They are very proud...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 07, 11:38pm

Re: Math
Scott has it. Since their areas (paint usage) differ by a factor of 64, their linear dimensions differ by a factor of 8. Each face, being 8x longer on its two sides, 8x8, has 64x more area. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 2:10pm

Re: Re: Mountainsmith Pinnacle
>"After breaking so many expensive "Ultralight" trekking poles, I finally decided to go for durability." >"With respect to trekking poles, I can go much cheaper.&q...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
December 05, 9:58am

Re: Sleeve Mittens
Daryl, I like it. But instead of red and blue, you should go with red and green. Then you could double as a channel marker. Remember, "Red, Right, Returning".

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
December 05, 9:24am

Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
>"Body weight goes up as the cube, while muscle and bone cross-section only as the square." +1 I do a math lecture about scaling entitled, Why you don't want to be the "...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 9:21am

Re: Required items for UL backpacking
A 12-mile day hike around a regional park in Central California where I grew up might be as minimal as: - Sun hat (having put on sunscreen before starting), - major water intake at the trailhe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 04, 10:13am

The Human Factor
Similar human factors emerge in boating and small-airplane accidents.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avalanches: The Human Factor
December 03, 11:40am

Re: Re: Polyester Pilling
In the early 1980's we'd shave our Patagonia Pile clothing on a regular basis. Or not. Style not function.

In GEAR » Polyester Pilling
December 03, 11:26am

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