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Jump to new posts Re: Getting Accustomed to Zero Drop Shoes? by Bill Kennedy @ Today at 02:48 AM

I have a pair of Sauconys, the Grid Escape or something like that, and an older pair of New Balance MT510s, both of which are fairly comfortable, but don't compare to the Altras, at least for my feet. Zero drop seems as though it promotes a more &qu
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Jump to new posts Re: Goose Down Question by Bill Kennedy @ Today at 02:37 AM

Yes, that makes sense, and I think it's correct. I've just never seen any discussion of the density of the fill material. That is, whether some fill material is more efficient than others. It's sometimes said that it wouldn't make any difference, as
Backcountry Photography Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Putting photos on this site by JustWalking @ Today at 01:41 AM

AFAIK, with the exception of one (or two, don't know) forums, you have to have your photos hosted on another site that allows linking, and then you link to that photo in your post here. That's what asking for http:// is, it's asking for the web URL (
Backcountry Health & Safety
Jump to new posts Re: Group hiking: a cautionary tale by Jim M @ Yesterday at 07:53 PM

All good stuff to think about. The group I hike with does those things and in the course of the day relates all of those things to any new person to our group. Most of us have training in mountaineering and all of those points are taught (or should
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? by James Clark @ Yesterday at 04:08 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 yoga burn to? Me too. Johnnie Walker Black Label is my best frie
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Reducing the weight of your clothing... by ThomasChandl @ 10/14/18 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By AlfHere on the Lite Gear Talk forum we know the importance of using the lightest gear possible for camping, hiking and walking etc, but how many of you have thought about reducing the weight of your clothing too? Obviously I don
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Size of a solo tarp by Pika @ 10/12/18 05:08 PM

I’ve used the RayWay single-person tarp, a silicon nylon backpacker poncho I got from Campmoor and a GI poncho through the years. The GI poncho could be configured into an adequate, cramped and heavy shelter, I don’t have its dimensions though
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Down Jacket Question by Jim M @ 10/11/18 10:45 PM

As I recall someone did some fairly careful measuring of various sewn-through down jacket configurations and did NOT find that the increased number of quilt panels changed anything. Quite a surprise and that is why I remember it. Probably the Backpa
Lite Philosophies & Practices
Jump to new posts Re: Intrusive Technology? by wandering_daisy @ 10/11/18 03:37 PM

Different trips have different purposes. Any technology I take has to mesh with the goal of that particular trip, and certainly not distract me from my purpose. If sharing the experience is really a goal, then sharing-enhancing technology is good.
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: Wildernesslogics Down? by Bill Kennedy @ 10/10/18 01:31 PM

They have it either packaged by the ounce (a bit more expensive) or by the pound. I'm not sure how it's packaged if you get more than a pound. I made a down bag some years ago, and found a way to handle it that worked fairly well. I got a large card
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