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Re: Almost SUL . . .
In rain, I wouldn't enjoy having to stay in my shelter once it's setup. If it's important enough to you, stakes can be eliminated in forested areas. Use sticks as stakes, or tie guyl...

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
June 11, 12:32pm

Re: Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
Pack mule of a family of 6 here. :) 1. Take only what is essential. 2. Make sure the essentials are comfortable. After that, cutting weight isn't very relevant compared to the short di...

In GEAR » Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
June 11, 12:15pm

Re: Backpacking with Children - A Gear List for Two
Fun list... I enjoy trips with one or more of my kids too. :) My sewing kit is a straight and a curved needle with a small coil of unwaxed, unscented dental floss and a small coil of black threa...

In Gear Lists » Backpacking with Children - A Gear List for Two
May 27, 12:14pm

Re: Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
I've encountered black bears along the trail in the Smokies and also in WV wilderness areas, including a former black bear sanctuary wilderness area (Cranberry). This includes while solo, with ...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 8:55pm

Re: Rocky gore tex socks womens sizing?
I have slightly wider feet, and I always go up 2 sizes so that I can wear them with medium thickness wool socks. There's plenty of slack in the toes, but I like it that way. I'd say get the...

In GEAR » Rocky gore tex socks womens sizing?
May 08, 8:32am

Re: PCT Gear List & Backpack Advice!
Good list. I really like my Copper Spur also, and I consider it worth the weight anytime there are bugs to disrupt sleep. Even when there are no bugs under a tarp, I've been awakened to large s...

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List & Backpack Advice!
May 05, 10:30am

Re: Re: yet another dumb hiker post
"...cards that allow buyers to avoid being held liable if they need to be rescued due to negligence." If I break both ankles and am unable to self-rescue as a result, maybe they'll...

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
May 02, 8:56pm

Re: yet another dumb hiker post
This one has a little more info: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/hampshire-court-rules-hiker-pay-rescue-bill-30698860 This was interesting: "Bacon's rescue was one of more than...

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
April 30, 6:57pm

Re: Calf Massager
Taking a magnesium supplement on trips helped with my muscle soreness issues. ...or maybe I misunderstood your question?

In GEAR » Calf Massager
April 29, 7:42pm

James M
"I found the dent, and hole, and put in a screw with some gum. Then I poured what was left of our WG and drove out to a gas station." Hey, I saw that on MacGyver once. :D

In GEAR » container for white gas?
April 29, 2:32pm

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