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Re: Backpacking solo
"I think you are really wrong on this. A partner could save your life in most conceivable backcountry emergencies." I may be. But you haven't convinced me. If you are unconscious a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 8:26am

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
My multi-use trekking pole stand/camp intruder alert (squirrels only model)/beer porter/space heater/humidifier/navigation sounding board/freezer bag cleaner/stream crossing scout, Buddy.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 24, 3:06pm

Re: Backpacking solo
I don't really feel much safer with another person along. The last two years I went to the Winds. The first time solo (with my dog) and the last year with a good friend. Both trips were very e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 23, 2:06pm

Re: Colorado front range backpacking in early April???
Normally it would be too early for LCW. But in spite of ski resorts on the west side of the divide getting record snowfall, we've had a horrible snow year on the east side. I live about 10 mile...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Colorado front range backpacking in early April???
March 22, 8:35pm

Re: Dehydrating Canned Chicken
I'm curious as to why you dehydrate the canned chicken instead of freshly cooked chicken? I haven't done either but sounds like I should at that weight savings.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Canned Chicken
March 18, 4:49pm

Re:How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
I'm not truly solo so I talk to my dog. He's a good listener and doesn't interrupt much. We avoid politics and religion, of course.

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 04, 8:20am

Re:Caldera cone questions
I use SLX Green for testing and Everclear in the field. I use a Ti-Tri for longer trips and plan on using wood half the time. If I use it more often, than a little Everclear in my Gatorade takes ca...

In GEAR » Caldera cone questions
March 01, 7:43pm

Re: Skinner trip
Nice TR Pmags. I haven't been to Skinner and have been reluctant to because of the long travel on the road. Been to Uncle Bud's twice and I hate the road section. Cutting across the lake is...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ski to the Divide – Skinner Hut
February 28, 9:34am

Golite SL3/tarp issues
Thanks Dave. I hadn't really considered digging down for a sleeping platform although I've read about that technique. More volume should mean less condensation. That seems like a good idea ...

In Winter Hiking » Golite SL3/tarp issues
February 20, 11:05pm

Golite SL3/tarp issues
Hi Stuart. I think a bivy might be the best way to deal with it. I'm sure a 4 season tent would be the most comfortable way to spend the night but for now, I'm only looking for something to...

In Winter Hiking » Golite SL3/tarp issues
February 20, 8:24pm

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