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Very sorry for your loss--I have been there
And in some ways I think I will always be there in some degree. I lost Kiki--pictured in my avatar--almost a year ago. She got H1N1 from me. We have other cats, but Kiki was "the one."...

In Chaff » Tough Time With Loss of a Family Member
January 15, 3:56pm

Once I figured out how to open it up (that last fold is a real beyotch) I learned to love this lightweight and surprisingly durable groundsheet. Wish I could fold it half as compact as it starts ou...

In GEAR » GG Polycro ground cloth
January 15, 12:31pm

Backpacking kitty
Tony--was just checking out Kitty the backpacker after getting an email from someone about her! Here's another link to vid: ...

In Chaff » Cats and tents
January 15, 12:21pm

I think it makes a huge difference whether a storm is coming or not. When no storm is coming, there is no risk of precipitation and so rain or snow needn't be worried about in preparation. ...

In GEAR » Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
January 15, 10:46am

september storms
We get storms that are unexpectedly cold or heavy, not unexpectedly arriving. If a storm hits, it's been tracked for at least several days before hitting. I was in over Paiute Pass in Septem...

In GEAR » Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
January 14, 10:13pm

sierras in sept
The good news: no mosquitoes. Also, there are rarely thunderstorms. So, if an actual storm doesn't arrive, you have almost 100% chance of no precipitation, and the week-to-week weather forecast...

In GEAR » Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
January 14, 9:33pm

camping cat
This one showed up at night by the fire when my friend Lane (who some of you know) and I were camping along the Yuba River. She spent the night with Lane in his tent (REI QuarterDome I think) and t...

In Chaff » Cats and tents
January 14, 6:48pm

"My brother is nuts--he thinks he's a chicken"
"so why don't you have him committed?" "I would, but I need the eggs."

In Chaff » Any backyard chicken farmers out there?
January 11, 11:58pm

I've been very happy with the Ritter RSK MK5
I think it was $16 and weighs 25g including its sheath.

In GEAR » Light inexpensive knife
January 08, 6:16pm

Friday night
I will be in site#11 at the campground by the headquarters Friday night. I think there are some adjacent sites available if anyone wants to grab them.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
January 02, 8:58am

All Reader Reviews by cary bertoncini

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Aquastar Aquastar - plus
Weight - 8.5 ounces, including the 1 liter lexan bottle. Dead on what I got for the weight on my scale. Features - water purifier, water storage, LED lantern. Just tested out my new UV Aquastar...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 20, 2:04pm

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
I'm impressed with the quiet and comfortable suit. Haven't been in a downpoor yet, but I did use it while hiking and was impressed with comfort and lack of sweat buidup inside (I did remove a layer b...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 07, 10:47pm