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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).


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
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Enlightened
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Jul
16
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?