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Re: Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
I think it's too cold for a first trip. It's possible for temps to be down into the 20's F that time of year, along with snow on the ground. I wouldn't take many of those heavy e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
October 22, 10:14am

Re: Backpacking Light AR
Sounds like a fun trip... "Got to the trail head late due to the unpaved forest roads and trying to find the trail head." I prefer hikes to start at locations like this where enjoyi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking Light AR
October 21, 10:15am

Re: Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
This is somewhat of a trick question. A knife won't help any without the knowledge and skills to use it. These are even more important than the knife.

In GEAR » Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
October 20, 7:23pm

Glasses vs. contacts
I think glasses are best if they're only for occasional reading and close-up tasks, but I don't need them for this. For distance vision, I prefer contacts. I have worn soft contacts (and...

In Philosophy & Technique » contact lens wearers
October 20, 11:01am

widow-maker
Today's word is "widow-maker." "That's a widow-maker! I can't believe I missed it!", said as I quickly grabbed the dead 5 inch diameter tree my 7 year old daughte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Let's talk backpacking slang
October 19, 10:00am

Re: most comfy foam pad
"What's the most comfy foam pad of them all?" The one you sleep on on your back.

In GEAR » most comfy foam pad
October 18, 12:08am

Re: 35 degree 4-day list
You might be cold with only that blue CCF down to 20F. Wearing rain pants the entire time seems like it would be too sweaty. You might need a more substantial shirt/sweater and a windshirt wh...

In Gear Lists » 35 degree 4-day list
October 15, 3:37pm

Re: winter-worthy NeoAir
With a DownMat 7 Pump Short, you get an R-value of 5.9 and a weight of 23 oz. (length=47" though) You'd lose the CCF "backup" in case of an unpatchable hole, but the DownMat mate...

In GEAR » winter-worthy NeoAir
October 14, 5:41pm

Re: Fly Creek in the Winter??
No experience with this tent, but I think it would do ok, especially if in the woods. The potential problem might be snow loading. Keep the snow knocked off if there's more than an inch or so, ...

In GEAR » Fly Creek in the Winter??
October 14, 5:26pm

Re: Looks like they are the same thread size
Thanks Joshua!

In GEAR » 1 liter soda/water bottle thread size
October 14, 12:15pm

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