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Jump to new posts Re: anyone ever had bannock backpacking meals? by CamperMom @ Today at 01:11 PM

Reading about their offerings at Amazon, I'm a bit concerned that their descriptions for any foods may be inaccurate. There are just too many typos or spelling errors. What else are they getting wrong? CM
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Do you backpack in grizzly country? by OregonMouse @ Today at 02:02 AM

All good ideas. When I was in the Winds, I did a lot of singing when going around blind corners or through dense woods when hiking up the Green River valley, where griz have been spotted and occasionally raid the campground below the lakes. My sin
Backcountry BOOKS
Jump to new posts Re: Review: Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains by wandering_daisy @ Today at 12:09 AM

Sorry about that. Amazon had been notified and should not sell the old books. Not that the old book is not still useful, but the new one has updated information and routes. See if you can return the book to Amazon. If not, send me a PM with your
Lite Philosophies & Practices
Jump to new posts Re: Elephant Foot bag? by JustWalking @ Yesterday at 10:36 PM

Nunatak Gear sells a half bag - they've been selling it for a long time now. The Akula half bag I think it's called.
The Daily Chuckle
Jump to new posts Re: "Night Hiking To Mars" Hiking Humor Blog! by Jester @ Yesterday at 03:57 PM

Wait. Isn't everyone already carrying a chicken?
Hiking with Animals (non-human)
Jump to new posts Disappointed in search for pup so far by hikerduane @ Yesterday at 02:09 PM

Been in contact with breeders or folks with pups to give away or for sale. After a couple email exchanges, no further response from them. Rescue groups are hours away, so I guess will have to check in with local shelters etc. Looking for a lab or
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Zpacks Solplex worth the exhange rate for Canadian by hikerduane @ Yesterday at 01:55 PM

I've had a Solplex a couple years now. Total weight with poles, stakes is 19.5 oz. Sorry, you'll have to convert to grams. Holding up well. Like other ul gear, not gonna cut it to pass on to grandkids. No punctures yet. Much less condensation t
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Suggestions Please 70mile, loop, KY,TN,NC by toddfw2003 @ Yesterday at 12:14 AM

Sheltowee Trace. That would be a point to point. I love the Red river Gorge. It inst too bad during the weekdays
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Costco Black Diamond quilt back in stock by wgiles @ 03/21/17 07:16 PM

Mine weigh right at one pound. I sewed a drawstring channel and some laces to one in order to form footbox. That might have added an ounce to the weight, but now I can use it as a lightweight quilt.
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Container to Hold Imusa Mug by CamperMom @ 03/21/17 10:54 AM

No, nothing saved on this. I just picked up some of the high-temp sealant from the auto/RV section of a local variety store after reading about it somewhere, scuffed up the area a bit, and smeared on some of the goop where I thought my fingers and m
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: camp chair sacrilege by CamperMom @ 03/20/17 08:58 PM

If you sleep in a hammock, consider also using it as a chair and lounger...
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Zion Backcountry by toddfw2003 @ 03/20/17 06:19 PM

the Barracks you dont need a permit. its outside of the park and on BLM land
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Well ventilated jackets for kids? by BZH @ 03/20/17 01:59 PM

Yeah, I think people tend to be more price conscious when buying kids clothes because of the short time period they actually fit them. As a result, it can be hard to find higher end features. I personally would look for a poncho. You could get the
Lite Philosophies & Practices
Jump to new posts outdoor access for those with a disability by balzaccom @ 03/20/17 12:29 PM

We just posted this article from one of our readers: https://sites.google.com/site/backpackthesierra/home/our-blog/outdooraccessforthosewithadisability Pretty cool stuff.
General Discussion
True enough. Here, as in Washington, you can buy it but you can't legally use it anywhere, but in the privacy of your property/home.
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Tree crews by balzaccom @ 03/19/17 11:51 PM

Paull Bunyan is alive and well--at least that's what it looks like up in the Sierra. You're read about the massive tree damage in the Sierra, a combination of many years of drought weakening the trees, and then a major infestation of Pine Bark beetl
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Trailshot filter by Glenn Roberts @ 03/19/17 04:34 PM

Has anyone used the MSR Trailshot filter yet? I've got one ("Oooohhh, shiny....") and have used it once, on a day hike. The jury is still out; I need more experience before I form an opinion. It's fairly light: 5 ounces; that's 2 whole ou
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Weight and caloric intake for 14 year old by aimless @ 03/17/17 02:37 PM

As noted already, food requirements are fairly individual and the best person to consult is yourself. If forced to guess, I'd say, for your size and weight, planning on a 3000 calorie/day diet ought to be sufficient, depending on your daily miles. I
Almost Over the Hill
Jump to new posts Re: bucking the consumer tide- back packs. by PerryMK @ 03/17/17 06:32 AM

I till have an old Camp Trails Adjustable II external frame that weighs in a 3 lbs 14oz. I see these on ebay every so often and even purchased one for parts. I also have a new Vargo Ti Arc titanium external frame that weighs just under 3 lbs. Buil
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