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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
6
comment What good options are there for wine transport?
For extra anti-class, it's very easy to drink directly from the bladder :)
Mar
1
answered Driving tent pegs into rocky ground
Feb
29
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Lots of good stuff from you and phidauex. I think I'm likely to aim for this more than a tele setup since I'm not keen on the downhill aspect. Somewhere to start from at least!
Feb
29
accepted Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Feb
28
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
My backpack and contents, not what I'm wearing... boots + snowshoes and hiking clothes are extra :)
Feb
28
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Yikes, considering my whole rest of my winter camping gear is around 16lbs, that seems hilariously heavy :) Nonetheless, I appreciate the detailed advice!
Feb
27
asked Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Feb
24
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
@furtive, I suppose I should have made it clearer above that I'm aware it's not healthy :)
Feb
23
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Yep Justin, I agree that this is a good question and definitely different than the one I had!
Feb
23
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
I asked a similar question to this by the way - more about prevention than controlling symptoms - outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/596/…
Feb
23
answered How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Feb
21
revised What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
add notes about carabiners
Feb
21
comment What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
Thank you, I'll add that
Feb
21
revised What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
expanding on the options a bit
Feb
21
answered What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
Feb
15
answered How is “pack weight” measured
Feb
10
comment How to stay clean on a multi-day hike?
I love the question, but I can't help - I revel in the freedom of being filthy while I hike... of course, I hike alone most of the time, so there's no one to annoy with my stank :)
Feb
10
comment Can/Should I cook in my tent?
@Peter - yep, $25/year is pretty premium :) IMHO well worth it.
Feb
10
comment Which careers allow working in the wild on a daily basis?
Nice stuff! I have a friend who is a geologist and spends most of his time out in the field collecting samples... that would fit too!
Feb
9
comment How to sail a packraft
Can you be more specific about what kind of pakraft you have? The only ones I'm familiar with are made by Alpacka...