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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).


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on wild-camping tag wiki excerpt
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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 :)
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