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  1. Colin Fletcher may be the father or traditional...

    Colin Fletcher may be the father or traditional backpacking as expressed up to the first part of the 1990's, but, I thought Ray Jardine was the father of "Modern" backpacking that is used today. ...
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    Why is it an either or choice? Why not both? If...

    Why is it an either or choice? Why not both? If your business was pretty clean, then a little water is all you need. If it was a bit messy, cleaning up with some paper to get most of it and...
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    My very first water filter I ever bought back in...

    My very first water filter I ever bought back in the early 90's looked like that. Might still have it in a box in storage. Didn't know they still sold it. Very heavy for a filter by today's...
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    It isn't water that causes permithrin to work out...

    It isn't water that causes permithrin to work out of treated clothing. The reason they say X number of washes is the agitation of the washing process in the washing machine will slowly work it out...
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    I'll have to yield to your experience on this,...

    I'll have to yield to your experience on this, but I would have thought that any heat trapped or reflected back would not hang around with even the slightest of breezes removing it immediately. Here...
  6. Thread: Fanny Packs

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    I'm using a Panasonic micro 4/3 camera with their...

    I'm using a Panasonic micro 4/3 camera with their 14-140mm zoom lens attached. I often bring another smaller fast prime lens for low light and night shooting, but that is usually stored inside my...
  7. Thread: Fanny Packs

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    I mainly use a fanny pack to carry a camera where...

    I mainly use a fanny pack to carry a camera where it's easily accessible with some protection from the elements. My current fanny pack is also from ThruPack where I used their builder to have their...
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    I only setup my tarp for bad weather and cowboy...

    I only setup my tarp for bad weather and cowboy camp the rest of the time, so it isn't going to be any help. My down bag and bivy sack are where I want my heat retention to be, not the tarp. It...
  9. The biggest issue with this study (other than...

    The biggest issue with this study (other than being a sample of 1), is they took someone who started in much better condition than most people are at. He could only remain at the same level or...
  10. I've gone stoveless for weeks at a time. But I...

    I've gone stoveless for weeks at a time. But I don't cold soak that much. When leaving town, I grab a couple of sandwhiches, burritos and/or hamburgers (no sour cream or mayo on them) for my first...
  11. Thread: $$$ís

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    I have on rare occasions been at a business whose...

    I have on rare occasions been at a business whose network was down and they couldn't process credit cards. While other people didn't know what to do, I pulled out cash. Even if you are planning on...
  12. Never used a bathtub floor in a tarp. For tarp...

    Never used a bathtub floor in a tarp. For tarp camping, or any floorless shelter, don't camp where people have been camping regularly for 20+ years. The ground will be compacted into the hardness...
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    First off, I do think you need to reduce your...

    First off, I do think you need to reduce your baseweight, particularly at your age where injury is easier than someone in their twenties. I always recommend trying for a baseweight of 15lbs or less....
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    The only time I ever had a rain cover collect...

    The only time I ever had a rain cover collect water in a noticeable amount, was just after a night of rain and was hiking on a very overgrown trail where I was pushing through brush on both sides so...
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    As someone who has been hiking in the Sierra...

    As someone who has been hiking in the Sierra Nevada since the early 90's, all the printed material back then showed the official trail crossing Hwy 120 to go by the historical cabin over there and...
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    If I was section hiking, how would I know how to...

    If I was section hiking, how would I know how to get to the trail or get off if I didn't research it? Just stick out my thumb and tell the driver to take me to the AT at the airport?

    Planning a...
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    I'd recommend some sort of map, even one you find...

    I'd recommend some sort of map, even one you find online. A lot of trail junctions are not marked JMT but instead tell you some major feature (lake name or pass name) is in the indicated direction. ...
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    It's not just the weight of the pole, but the...

    It's not just the weight of the pole, but the diameter to achieve that weight that can make them more fragile. I hiked the PCT in 2009 with some 7+ oz/pair Titanium Goat poles which later, when...
  19. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    Forgot to mention another advantage to loosening...

    Forgot to mention another advantage to loosening your laces up at night, if you had to do a ford towards the end of the day where there is no chance they will dry out before dark, and the overnight...
  20. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    This is almost what I do, I tie the laces very...

    This is almost what I do, I tie the laces very very loosely so I can just slip my feet into my trail runners easily when I need to get up and take care of any business in the middle of the night....
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    If you are going to fly with your gear, get a...

    If you are going to fly with your gear, get a direct flight. I recall a flight to New Hampshire and had a 1.5 hour layover in NY. Well, my checked luggage didn't arrive with me and didn't see it...
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    You can mail it to a Post Office that accepts...

    You can mail it to a Post Office that accepts general delivery and pick it up during their business hours. I believe UPS allows shipping packages to CVS and FedEx to walgreens. Something to look...
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    Please don't call DCF by the shortend Dyneema. ...

    Please don't call DCF by the shortend Dyneema. Dyneema can refer to many different fabrics and not just the renamed cuben fiber. It confuses some of us who remember when some people used to call...
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    Both San Bernardino and Cleveland NF have a ban...

    Both San Bernardino and Cleveland NF have a ban on dispersed (i.e. non campground) camping due to high fire danger, not covid related. We had numerous forest fires this year. Current ban is set to...
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    If you find them comfortable, find a shoe with a...

    If you find them comfortable, find a shoe with a similar drop. I currently use both the Moab and Brooks Cascadia 14s depending on where and when I'm hiking. The moab provide better protection and...
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