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  • JamesConroy's Avatar
    Today, 17:39
    Thank you, everyone, I believe I have settled on the the Triple crown, Dragons Tooth, Macafee Knob, etc. I was hoping to start on a weekend to miss...
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  • bigcranky's Avatar
    Today, 17:22
    bigcranky replied to a thread Pack Size Question in General
    We had this exact issue a couple of years ago -- young friend who was a Boy Scout, needed a pack for backpacking, adventure trips, and an overseas...
    8 replies | 229 view(s)
  • Slo-go'en's Avatar
    Today, 17:20
    Slo-go'en replied to a thread Pack Size Question in General
    The Ozark Trail packs look like a good deal. I don't think I'd use one for a long distance hike, but for the weekend or week long trips your son is...
    8 replies | 229 view(s)
  • Tipi Walter's Avatar
    Today, 17:17
    Tipi Walter replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    If your main pack is woefully too small you can carry an extra pack and/or daypack---and I've done it several times in the old days. But I never...
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • 4eyedbuzzard's Avatar
    Today, 17:16
    4eyedbuzzard replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    Nope. Not an Aarn - I own one. Looks like a daypack or large hydration pack worn on front. Might be a modified one, but definitely not an Aarn. ...
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • Slo-go'en's Avatar
    Today, 17:14
    Slo-go'en replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    Yes, that is what it looks like. Which leads me to think he's an inexperienced hiker. I suspect it's the personal belonging they found near the hike...
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • FromNH's Avatar
    Today, 16:58
    FromNH replied to a thread Pack Size Question in General
    Is he doing Philmont or just weekend trips with the Troop? While I love my Granite Gear Crown2 60 and got it on sale it is not a pack for a Scout. ...
    8 replies | 229 view(s)
  • Time Zone's Avatar
    Today, 16:53
    Dead on, Deadeye. Who doesn't like playing with fire? ha ha. And yes, I noticed that too about raising or lowering the pot. In fact, with a handled...
    14 replies | 442 view(s)
  • Red Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 16:48
    :sun BUILDING "The Museum" FUND (2017-'22) ~ 10th. IRON RUN HALF MARATHON & CHARCOAL CHALLENGE 5K ~ BANQUET SPONSORS & TICKETS !~ ATC EMAIL ~...
    829 replies | 370089 view(s)
  • Tipi Walter's Avatar
    Today, 16:46
    Tipi Walter replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    On casual glance it looks like a regular old daypack for extra gear. The Aarn system is very different---here's Medicine Man with the pack---see...
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • Deadeye's Avatar
    Today, 16:16
    I've found there's a huge difference in boiling times by simply raising or lowering the pot, i.e. adjusting the distance from burner to pot bottom by...
    14 replies | 442 view(s)
  • Alligator's Avatar
    Today, 16:01
    Alligator replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    Might be an AARN? I didn't look at it too closely.
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • rmitchell's Avatar
    Today, 15:55
    rmitchell replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    I thought about that. But he did have presence of mind to make a couple of cell phone calls before his battery died.
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • rmitchell's Avatar
    Today, 15:47
    rmitchell replied to a thread Health Insurance in General
    My health insurance is through the Marketplace, formerly known as Obama Care. There was a choice of providers and I chose one that is major provider....
    1 replies | 61 view(s)
  • TNhiker's Avatar
    Today, 15:43
    TNhiker replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    looks like it..... although, from picture, not sure how big the one on his back is.......
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • WesleyCBruce's Avatar
    Today, 15:26
    WesleyCBruce started a thread Health Insurance in General
    I've heard of people getting health insurance for thru hikes. My google searches have not been helpful yet, so I'm curious if people can share what...
    1 replies | 61 view(s)
  • glenlawson's Avatar
    Today, 15:22
    glenlawson replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    a lot of the news is similar, but here is another current article:...
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • John B's Avatar
    Today, 15:07
    John B replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    The picture of him under the gate -- is he carrying both a regular pack and a daypack on his chest? I can't say that I've ever seen someone do that.
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • ant's Avatar
    Today, 15:07
    Do you know what year the Ohm is and how much it weighs?
    2 replies | 484 view(s)
  • gpburdelljr's Avatar
    Today, 13:19
    gpburdelljr replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    Still searching on day 4. https://www.dawsonnews.com/local/search-missing-hiker-resumes/
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • needlefish's Avatar
    Today, 12:48
    needlefish replied to a thread Pack Size Question in General
    some of the granite gear packs have an adjustable torso length and hipbelt size
    8 replies | 229 view(s)
  • WesleyCBruce's Avatar
    Today, 12:16
    WesleyCBruce replied to a thread Pack Size Question in General
    I used to work wilderness therapy and we used osprey for students, mainly because they had a good return/repair policy and most youth packs were...
    8 replies | 229 view(s)
  • arrowdog's Avatar
    Today, 11:29
    arrowdog replied to a thread Pack Size Question in General
    Thank you for the input. I will look up how to measure his torso. I was looking at REI's website and they have some good deals on packs now.
    8 replies | 229 view(s)
  • peakbagger's Avatar
    Today, 11:21
    peakbagger replied to a thread Missing Thru-Hiker in General
    PLBs only work if the person has the presence of mind to activate it. The first thing that goes with hypothermia is the higher mental functions. A...
    40 replies | 2616 view(s)
  • Traffic Jam's Avatar
    Today, 11:03
    Traffic Jam replied to a thread Pack Size Question in General
    Itís important that the pack be appropriately sized for his torso length. Given that he is still growing, I doubt you will find a pack that he can...
    8 replies | 229 view(s)
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