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Jump to new posts Re: Need a backpack for wild camping by aimless @ Today at 02:51 PM

Be aware that there is a "sweet point" of optimum pack weight beyond which it will slow you down so much that you do not gain much for going out more days in one food ration. Then again, sometimes the point is not to cover the maximum numb
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Alice Pak by PerryMK @ Today at 07:33 AM

I use one as a training pack. That is, for day hikes with extra weight.
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Jump to new posts Re: Hello by OregonMouse @ Yesterday at 02:12 PM

Welcome! There are at least a couple of us here in our 80s! One (not me I'm afraid) is going for the John Muir Trail this summer!
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Jump to new posts Re: What's your water crossing technique/method? by HPD @ Yesterday at 10:53 AM

I've always taken water shoes (without socks), which I also use as camp shoes. They tend to have a grippy sole unlike some other options but they are heavier than Crocs or sandals. I hang them on my pack after using them and they usually dry out. If
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Jump to new posts Re: Drying Ground Beef by Bill Kennedy @ Yesterday at 03:34 AM

Guess I should have mentioned it's 1/2 cup bread crumbs per pound of ground beef. Here's a link to Dixie's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptx6MKzaB-8
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Jump to new posts Re: ZIPLOCK TOILET PAPER DISPENSER by Glenn Roberts @ 06/18/18 09:53 PM

I’ll be the contrarian here - I really like this idea. Of course, here in the Eastern US, outhouses are present at most designated campsites, and the soil provides for fairly quick decomposition so toilet paper rarely becomes an issue, at least th
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Jump to new posts Re: All leather hiking boots by BZH @ 06/18/18 05:30 PM

My experience follows OM's. I had terrible ankle problems when I wore high top shoes. Since switching to low top shoes I've had significantly less incidents of injury. I believe there was a sports medicine paper that backed up this claim. The ide
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Jump to new posts Re: Rain gear for tall people...help!! by willie1280 @ 06/18/18 12:08 PM

Well i got my Marmot Precip gear over the weekend. We had a pretty good rain this morning so i decided to test the jacket on my way to work. Overall the jacket fits good. Arms and torso aren't as long as i expected. The forearms are pretty tight
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Jump to new posts Re: Trail Running shoes with good support by dralahiker @ 06/18/18 02:35 AM

As I've aged my feet have become wider. Any thru-hiker or regular sandal wearer typically experience a similar issue. Unfortunately Brooks doesn't make the Cascadia in a wide version. So I tried the Altra Lone Peak 3.0 and it was pretty good as far a
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Jump to new posts Re: Your Best Hacks/Tricks by Glenn Roberts @ 06/17/18 08:23 PM

Of course, there’s probably less chance the smart hiker will need to be found...
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Jump to new posts Re: Meals for Alaska hike by CamperMom @ 06/17/18 03:58 PM

Rather than dehydrating tuna and chicken packets, why not dry the canned versions? In general, they are cheaper. Also, there is more variety. Canned shrimp may look like maggots when dry, but I have had good luck with it. Consider dehydrating canned
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In order of importance. 1)Frame and well padded hipbelt,etc that fit 1)Lightweight 1)thin, 8inches most depth 4)side pockets and lid pocket 5)waterproof 6)hipbelt pockets 7)mesh pockets for rubish wet stuff etc The first 3 give you an idea of packs
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