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Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Moshannon State Forest by balzaccom @ Yesterday at 09:13 PM

Yeah--my "hike" up to Velma Lakes was in 1953...Mom's hip was all the carrier we had.
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Mountainsmith Gear by packlite @ Yesterday at 07:35 PM

Just curious. I used to use Mountainsmith gear, mainly backpacks back in the 90's. Haven't heard much about them in the mainstream for many years. Again, just curious if anyone uses their gear. What quality is it? Still made in US? Backpacks? I sti
Mountaineering / Climbing
Jump to new posts Re: 13 yr old to climb Everest, what do you think? by Sharbear @ Yesterday at 12:04 PM

I agree with the college fund idea and 13 is the age kids are developing different skills. Key word is developing. They need to wait and not put the child in danger.
Almost Over the Hill
Jump to new posts Re: Memories by OregonMouse @ 07/20/18 07:18 PM

Excellent quote, JustWalking!
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? by balzaccom @ 07/20/18 10:37 AM

Originally Posted By GregoryCheveOriginally 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 ba
Let's Talk Grams !
Jump to new posts NOTE: Archived Forum "Unveiled" by packlite @ 07/19/18 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 @ 07/19/18 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 @ 07/19/18 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 @ 07/19/18 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.
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: What's your water crossing technique/method? by Billy02 @ 07/19/18 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 @ 07/19/18 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: Introduction by 4evrplan @ 07/18/18 09:53 AM

Welcome to the forum.
Almost Over the Hill
Jump to new posts Re: Hi another new 'old' guy here by BigBill @ 07/16/18 09:28 PM

Wow, I haven't been on here in a long time. My trip last year didn't go as planned, really bad weather. I cut it short. My fault anyhow, I got impatient and went for it with a less than promising forecast and it just rained heavily for days on end. N
Backcountry Health & Safety
Jump to new posts Re: Protecting dog in mountain lion country by OregonMouse @ 07/16/18 10:26 AM

Turns out the little dog was attacked by a coyote, not a cougar. The OR Fish and Wildlife folks examined the dog and say the bite marks are far too small for a cougar. There was a cougar reported in the area a few days before. If it was one of tho
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