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Most of my hiking experience is in the Pacific Northwest, but I've also thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (2007) and the Continental Divide Trail (2011).

I would call myself a lightweight packer, but not ultralight. My packs for the PCT and CDT were around 15lbs without food, water or fuel. Weekend trips I often have a total pack weight less than 20lbs (skin out).


May
10
reviewed Approve Two to four day backpacking trip in Washington State for May
Apr
25
comment While backpacking, should one bring hand sanitizer, soap, or both?
Is plain soap friendly to the environment? I don't know the answer, but I am aware that many people carry "special" soap that claims to be biodegradable (i.e. Campsuds).
Apr
25
reviewed Edit Are the orienteering marches popular in Germany?
Apr
25
revised Are the orienteering marches popular in Germany?
Integrate hyperlink as part of the text. Fix punctuation.
Apr
22
answered Do kevlar sacks work against bears?
Apr
17
reviewed Approve wild-camping tag wiki excerpt
Apr
16
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
28
revised How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
add stuff about LineLock3
Mar
28
comment How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
Why not? The question is about guylines on tents. Your answer is just as useful without telling him to use a tarp!
Mar
28
answered How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
Mar
20
comment What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
What exactly do you mean by "allowed"? It seems like you're asking a legal question, but you tagged it ethics/etiquette?
Feb
27
comment Do bag liners add the same warmth value to all sleeping bags?
I second everyone that questions the magic warming power of liners (especially the thin silk-type ones). Waterproof liners (aka vapour barriers) have a place in winter camping, but beyond that, insulated liners would be the only sure-fire way I can see to increase warmth!
Feb
5
comment May hiking in Eastern California
Sorry, gerrit, I just don't know much about those areas which is why I didn't make an answer to your Q
Feb
5
comment May hiking in Eastern California
I don't have a positive answer, but the Sierras are usually buried in snow til mid-June. So I would look into your backup areas more closely!
Jan
30
comment Rappelling in the Rain
@DavidR - good answer. It rains a lot where I am, and wet ropes haven't made any difference to my rapping experience...
Jan
24
comment Can I replace Dish soap?
A handful of sand is amazingly effective :)
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
19
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
3
awarded  Nice Question