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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).


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 :)
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Jul
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revised What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
reword chalk stuff
Jul
16
comment What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
@NikosAlexandris - good clarification, I will edit
Jul
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a portable / comfortable pillow suitable for camping / backpacking?
Jun
27
answered Avoiding compression when packing synthetic sleeping bag
Jun
27
comment Avoiding compression when packing synthetic sleeping bag
When you say "extreme", is that the particular synthetic fill?
Jun
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Will boiling be enough to decontaminate standing water from pathogens and toxins?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What to look for in a quality tarp?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is “pack weight” measured