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Jump to new posts Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? by GregoryCheve @ Today at 04:53 AM

Originally Posted By Ian CampbellI've always got a flask of whiskey on me - do you bring booze with you on your backpacking trips? What's your go to? Me too. Johnnie Walker Black Label is my best friend during my backpacking trips.
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Jump to new posts Re: Memories by JustWalking @ Today at 04:02 AM

That was a wonderful read Pika, thanks for sharing. I feel the same way about an old bicycle I have that I simply can't get rid of, though I don't ride it any more. I bought it when I was stationed in Germany and rode it throughout Europe (including
Almost Over the Hill
Jump to new posts Re: Memories by Jimshaw @ Today at 12:24 AM

You set your own speed limits. My Triumph will go 165, but I keep it down to 100 mph. I have burned old gear in large campfire. The old crampon boots, multiple ice tools and ropes and cams etc etc. What seems strange to me is the total worthlessness
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Jump to new posts NOTE: Archived Forum "Unveiled" by packlite @ Yesterday at 03:44 PM

This older forum was archived and has now been "unveiled" for your viewing pleasure. It is interesting to read older threads from the period when "lightweight" and "ultralight" was evolving into the mainstream, commercia
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Hiking by Glenn Roberts @ Yesterday at 06:05 AM

Welcome, Bella. We all look forward to hearing about your trips.
Backcountry Gadgets
Jump to new posts Re: mp3 players on el trail? by Billy02 @ Yesterday at 02:11 AM

Ipod will be best, mp3 works too but if you are out for days then you need a portable charger too and its a great idea when you are alone.
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Help neede with clothing by Billy02 @ Yesterday at 02:09 AM

When its hot i go for a simple dry fit shirt, and when its cold i go for a full selves thermal.
Mountaineering / Climbing
Jump to new posts Re: 13 yr old to climb Everest, what do you think? by Billy02 @ Yesterday at 02:03 AM

Everest is one hard mountain to climb and especially for a 13yr, i have been on K2 and i know its the 2nd tallest but the most hardest. so knowing this i would suggest to not take a kid to Everest, it is a bit lighter then K2 but still height matters
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: What's your water crossing technique/method? by Billy02 @ Yesterday at 02:01 AM

I try to wear dry fit if i know i have to cross streams, and usually when crossing i takeoff my shoes, and i carry crocks as they are light and rubber so i just use them instead of getting my boots wet and then wait for them to dry.
Lite Food Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Cook vs No Cook by Billy02 @ Yesterday at 01:58 AM

I dont care much about breakfast, i can live on bars, i usually get hungry after dawn, so would only use stove for a good dinner.
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Hiking by balzaccom @ Yesterday at 12:04 AM

Hi Bella! Welcome to our little corner. Where do you hike?
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Hiking by aimless @ 07/18/18 11:42 PM

Welcome. Feel free to ask questions, post a trip report, or hobnob in other ways. Traffic a bit slow some days, but that's because many of our members are old-timers who have few remaining questions about how to get the most out of hiking. They are v
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Hiking by itsBella @ 07/18/18 10:32 PM

Hello everyone, my name is Bella and I have been a fan of hiking for two years now. I usually hike with my friends, getting through the peak has always been an achievement. Thank you, for giving me the privilege to join this forum.
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by 4evrplan @ 07/18/18 09:53 AM

Welcome to the forum.
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by DTape @ 07/18/18 06:57 AM

Welcome! I am in the NE as well. Spend most of my time in the Adirondacks. Been to quite a few different areas along my journeys including out west. You will have a great time. A lot is different, but a lot is the same too as far as the basics. Lo
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