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Chinese Quality
If chinese goods sold by US companies are inferior to US made goods it not because they come from China but rather because the US company speced the products out to meet a price, margin and value t...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 04, 3:10pm

Motivating
Seeing someone push the envelope is incredibly cool and motivates me to get off my lazy butt and find my limits. Thanks for the post Kat. Are all the swiss mountain goats?

In Philosophy & Technique » Climbing Machine
March 03, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
"UL is about the gear. BC is about skills. The first can be fully achieved at home with a credit card, but the latter is awfully difficult to achieve without spending time outdoors." E...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
March 02, 2:48pm

Re: My Giardia Manifesto
Buck, You didn't mention where in the Sierra you picked up the giardia. I would guess that is was south of Kennedy or north of Sonora. Much of your manifesto talks about your experience whic...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
March 02, 8:04am

Best Giardia Article about Sierra
http://www.modbee.com/2010/05/08/1158938/fouled-waters-sierra-lakes-streams.html# Here is an article by the Professor mentioned in the article http://www.sierranaturenotes.com/naturenotes/Der...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
March 01, 12:52pm

No straps for me
I completely changed the way I used poles after the LT4's I use them less because they are so light I can either use both in one hand or carry them. I now use them on downhills and steep up h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Gossamer Gear LT4's ... Strap or no strap? that is the question
March 01, 12:29pm

The future
I still follow Sam's journal everyday but not from a hiking perspective, that is frankly uninteresting. But there is a drama playing out that is interesting. I have read many trail journals o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
March 01, 8:48am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: One more thought
"If you were returning to the very same area this summer, what would you do differently?" I will be back during my thru-hike...... Bleach!

In GEAR » Giardia Medicine
February 28, 7:56pm

Re: Re: Re: One more thought
I have a real good idea where I got it from. It was a 3 day hike out of Sonora Pass down to Tilden Lake back to Leavitt Meadows in Late September. I rarely had treated water since most of my hiki...

In GEAR » Giardia Medicine
February 28, 7:29pm

Re: One more thought
My little treatment cost hundreds but luckly I had insurance. I went to docter then a gastro specialist, then had a full battery of tests and a followup visit. All this and I had walked in the do...

In GEAR » Giardia Medicine
February 28, 7:11pm

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