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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 Edit Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin
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reviewed Approve Hiking in the Pyrenees late July/early August, what track should I do?
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reviewed Close What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?
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reviewed Needs Improvement How can I 'inflate' or plump up my my sleeping bag?
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reviewed Needs Improvement What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
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reviewed Satisfactory Is there a difference in performance between a fishing kayak and touring kayak?
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reviewed Approve Two to four day backpacking trip in Washington State for May
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reviewed Edit Are the orienteering marches popular in Germany?
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reviewed Approve Is there a portable / comfortable pillow suitable for camping / backpacking?
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reviewed Approve Will boiling be enough to decontaminate standing water from pathogens and toxins?
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reviewed Approve What to look for in a quality tarp?
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reviewed Approve How is “pack weight” measured