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big maps
Another option is to take the map to an office supply store like Staples. Have them scan it in 11x17 pieces to your thumb drive in JPG format at high resolution. Archive those files on your compu...

In GEAR » MAPS and getting smaller customized ones
May 19, 8:00pm

Gerald: I used the eTrex HCx Vista for years plus the ForeTrex 401 and I recently got a 62s. For the purposes you described I think one of the current eTrex units would serve you well. There'...

In GEAR » GPS: Garmin Etrex 30 or 62s?
May 08, 1:39pm

calf-height GoreTex socks from ArcTeryx
This might be a good option for those in cold, incessantly wet environments who have had problems with immersion foot. Being from ArcTeryx I'm sure they will cost a buck or three! http://so...

In GEAR » calf-height GoreTex socks from ArcTeryx
May 07, 12:40pm

rain kilt = winner!
I had read about rain kilts and I like the design of the multi-use Cloud Kilt by ZPacks, but I wanted to try the concept before buying one. So I cut the bottom off of a 30 gallon drawstringed tras...

In GEAR » rain kilt = winner!
May 05, 1:46pm

Re: Some general hiking questions
Actually you do have a mini map. It's in your mind. Knowing a few baseline features in the area (highway, ridge line, major river etc) plus general direction from a button compass can be very ...

In GEAR » Some general hiking questions
April 15, 9:04am

I think it's smart to bring along a minimalist CCF pad (emphasis on minimalist). I use a 1/8" one I got from Lawson in tandem with a Thermarest NeoAir. I use a 3/16" one in cooler w...

In GEAR » Ultralight Closed-Cell Foam Mat?
April 14, 7:46pm

Hey everybody, just wanted to say that Chris shipped the Burn to me immediately and emailed the tracking info. The pack is in perfect condition. A superb transaction, buy with confidence from Chris.

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs from MLD, SMD, GG, and Osprey - new or like new...
April 06, 5:50pm

"...prefer being fully inclosed because of fear of ticks..." Same here. Full enclosure makes it easier to protect your gear from the crawlers too, though I guess you could cram stuff ...

In GEAR » Zpacks bug net vs. Gossamer Gear bug canopy
April 05, 7:21pm

Conversation in the back of the ambulance after we went on a call at 3am to a known drug 'hood. My patient has marks on her arms and looks strung out. James: "ma'am do u have any he...

In GEAR » Adventure Medical Kits
April 05, 8:46am

oh yeah...
Oh, almost forgot: 1) Perhaps the best thing about Adventure Medical Kits products are the kit containers and 2) I loved David Thomas' posts in this thread.

In GEAR » Adventure Medical Kits
April 04, 7:53pm

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