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A friend of mine spent just under a year wwoofing in Costa Rica followed by various locations around Europe. FWIW, he spent a good amount of time at farms where his accomodations were off-grid (or ...

In GEAR » Farm work and backpacking all-in-one?
February 20, 12:55pm

Advice re: tough pants
Looking for pants that will hold up hiking off-trail in areas thick with blackberry and multiflora rose. I usually wear carhartt duck work pants in this stuff. They work well for that, but are hot ...

In GEAR » Advice re: tough pants
February 20, 10:23am

political paralysis
"But then the disgust with the system and ultimate political paralysis creeps in. Get frustrated, get disheartened, get apathetic...and you give them exactly what they want..." Been cl...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
February 18, 9:03pm

Re: Re: it's a ggod thing we noticed this ..
"The GOP is corrupt, self serving and even evil at times!! Sadly, the Democratic Party matches it in every respect. Sigh..." "The political circus aside, this is a considerable th...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
February 18, 7:43pm

"For the spinnaker cloth, I understand that it 'crinkles' when the wind blows and that raindrops are louder on the material than with silnylon. Does the crinkling and raindrop noise de...

In GEAR » silnylon vs spinnaker cloth
February 18, 4:21pm

Re: "Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?"
+1 on Hammer products. The makers of S-Caps (Succeed!) have a powder electrolyte drink I like called Ultra. It has lightly flavored and is not sweetened. (

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
February 18, 12:53pm

Re: CAMP Corsa vs all the rest
I had a camp corsa and decided this year to get something a bit more stout. I ended up with the grivel air tech racing at 14 ounces and like it quite a bit. The extra weight has been a plus when sw...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » CAMP Corsa vs all the rest
February 17, 10:46pm

flash II
I sometimes bring my SOG flash II on trips. I really like the knife for everyday carry, but usually just bring a razor blade when backpacking. The flash II on the Clymb has an aluminum lined ha...

In Gear Deals » The Clymb - I/O Bio Merino, 66┬░NORTH, Sherpani for Women, SOG Knives + DAKINE Ski & Snowboard
February 17, 11:39am

Tanga email...
Just received from Tanga: Hi there, You are receiving this email because you ordered a subscription to Backpacker Magazine from last November We have received word from the publ...

In Gear Deals » Anyone received their Backpacker Magazine yet?
February 16, 11:05am

BPL article
Mike Clelland's excellent Groovy-Biotic Cooking article includes a 6-day 2-person plan:

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » We have gear lists, but what about food lists?
February 15, 11:28am

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