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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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revised Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
added tent advantage
Sep
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revised Do kevlar sacks work against bears?
grammar fix
Aug
8
revised Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin
reframing the words, I thought this should look more sensible.
Jul
16
revised Will barefoot walking harden the skin and help prevent blisters when trekking in heavy shoes?
fixed comments about Thenar space changed to toes and between toes, as this is much more commonly understood in English
Jul
16
revised What do you risk when you ignore blisters and carry on walking?
This is not a common description in English, and we call the fingers of the feet "toes"!
Apr
25
revised Are the orienteering marches popular in Germany?
Integrate hyperlink as part of the text. Fix punctuation.
Mar
28
revised How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
add stuff about LineLock3
Jul
16
revised What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
reword chalk stuff
Mar
19
revised How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
add an example
Mar
15
revised How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
change wording to address Kevins comment
Mar
14
revised Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the AT?
answer more of the edited question
Mar
13
revised What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
forgot montbell
Feb
21
revised What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
add notes about carabiners
Feb
21
revised What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
expanding on the options a bit
Feb
8
revised Are there any low sodium freeze dried meals?
added 47 characters in body
Feb
8
revised What type of mosquito repellent is most effective?
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