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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
11
comment How do I remove mildew from a tent?
and the more nervous you are, the more you can dilute :)
May
11
comment How can I improve on the straps on my travel pack?
I'm surprised the buckle won't hold without the clasp.
May
11
answered The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness
May
10
comment What is the most suitable cooking equipment to use for a long duration in central asia countries?
My bet would be that gas or kerosene is much more commonly available. Thus, a stove like a MSR Whisperlite International is often the goto for this type of trip.
May
10
comment What is the most suitable cooking equipment to use for a long duration in central asia countries?
I think the biggest question is: how available is alcohol on this type of trip? Most alcohol stoves are only efficient with certain types and in my North American experience, they are generally available only in car part shops and large gas stations. Is the same true in Turkmenistan?
May
8
reviewed Approve The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness
May
8
reviewed Approve Taking care of hiking backpack
May
4
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
26
reviewed Reject How can I identify edible berries/fruit from poisonous?
Apr
23
answered What does it mean to cross load a carabiner?
Apr
19
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
I was looking that over a few days ago - I found it suspiciously lacking in the hard details of how it would perform... most other chargers I've dealt with offer a pretty straightforward table of "charge for X minutes for Y% of battery for an iPhone Z". I hope that this thing does turn out to be great though!
Apr
17
reviewed Reject Hiking boots vs trail shoes
Apr
3
awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
2
answered What is the minimum gap needed for a windscreen on a cat can stove?
Mar
31
reviewed Approve How do I tie a double fisherman's knot?
Mar
30
comment What is the minimum gap needed for a windscreen on a cat can stove?
does your windscreen have holes around the bottom edge?
Mar
28
answered Are there any year round beaches with nearby bouldering?
Mar
28
reviewed Approve How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
@whatsisname if you're not a photographer, an iPhone 4+ camera takes excellent pictures considering all the other functionality it provides (and pretty damn light too). Obviously it's no DSLR, but it is surprisingly good!