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#165091 - 04/18/12 09:08 PM Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article
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This one by "PMags" of Boulder, Colorado.
Backpacking--a beginner's primer.
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#165096 - 04/18/12 10:46 PM Re: Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article [Re: OregonMouse]
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That's pretty good article--but what I liked the most was the photos. Very fun
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#165129 - 04/19/12 06:06 PM Re: Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article [Re: balzaccom]
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Yes--how about those boots!!!
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#165130 - 04/19/12 06:30 PM Re: Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article [Re: OregonMouse]
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I am buying a pair for my wife!
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#165152 - 04/20/12 09:56 AM Re: Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
This one by "PMags" of Boulder, Colorado.
Backpacking--a beginner's primer.


another good article by Mags

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#165154 - 04/20/12 11:52 AM Re: Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
Yes--how about those boots!!!
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Good ankle support, durable, keeps your heels dry during water crossings.... what's not to like?

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#165160 - 04/20/12 02:22 PM Re: Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article [Re: BZH]
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Wait until that stiletto heel sinks into the mud and won't come out!

I don't know how anyone can wear those high heels; in my day they weren't that high. I had to give up wearing any kind of high heel, even short ones, after my knee injury 25 years ago.


Edited by OregonMouse (04/20/12 02:23 PM)
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#165423 - 04/28/12 12:19 PM Re: Another "Backpacking for Beginners" article [Re: OregonMouse]
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Its not bad but sort of a repeat of a lot of traditional but sometimes questional camping wisdom. Sorry but I do wear cotton but not wool. Its a start, but perhaps not the finish.
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