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About Me Long-time hiker, just getting into ultralight. Working on my Catskill 35!
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Good thoughts
Thanks for these good replies, 24hrs and I have a half-dozen answers. I have a reminder on the calendar to register for the NOLS class taught at REI. That gives me some time to sleep on it an...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 15, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
Thanks, Bob. I definitely do not want to spend 80 hours, 24 hours over 3 Saturdays (in winter!) would be my max interest level. I did some preliminary searching but figured I'd ask here too. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 14, 9:02pm

Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
Looking for suggestions on where/what class and your experiences. I'm in NYC. I learn better in a hands-on environment rather than reading a bunch of books, so I'd like to take class or...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 14, 7:19pm

ounces make lbs
To answer your direct question, light is as light as possible to serve the functions. 2 pair of socks swapped out and washed are often unnoticed vs 7 pairs. Carry that logic thru your whole s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 10, 12:01pm

Smileys taxi
For those playing the home game: I found Smileys Transportation in a 5 year old thread on here and reserved a shuttle to spot our car. $70. (518) 589-6533 They said they will shuttle either dire...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Devil's Path, Catskills NY 7/3 (latePM) thru 7/6 - car question
July 03, 7:24am

Couscous and soup mix
I routinely make a 2-ingredient bag dinner: Couscous (Bobs Red Mill Golden couscous seems to be the best, directions on bag say add boiling water and let stand). I use 6oz Soup mix. I go for ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking
July 01, 8:47pm

Update: its summer
Here's my update: Its summer so the MYOG mindset is converted to Use-YOG til ~November. I bought a gatewood and a CF floor net-tent (forget brand) which will hold me over. The cape is so...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
July 01, 8:33pm

Devil's Path, Catskills NY 7/3 (latePM) thru 7/6 - car question
A friend and I are hiking the Devil's Path next weekend. Logistical question: We only have one car, what are the options? Calling a taxi on Thursday or Sunday is the current plan. A...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Devil's Path, Catskills NY 7/3 (latePM) thru 7/6 - car question
June 27, 11:18pm

Great thread!
This is a great thread, I realized it took me 15 years of not hiking very far to undo the be prepared motto. That should come with an addendum, but ONLY be prepared. Or something. To the scout t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 27, 8:53pm

venom
I'll take one of the venom stoves if they aren't taken. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » Big moving sale! SMD, Hennessey, Enlightened Equip., Exped, and more
May 23, 6:42am

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