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  1. Thread: Cotopaxi

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    We have a couple duffles and a daypack. Bought...

    We have a couple duffles and a daypack. Bought my toddler a t-shirt from them, too. Great gear, though IMO not really geared toward hiking other than the daypack. We use the duffles for travel and...
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    The sturdiest/cheapest option I've found to pack...

    The sturdiest/cheapest option I've found to pack checked gear in is a hockey gear bag. You can find them for $20-25-ish online. Often I've just thrown my whole packed backpack in there with a few...
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    Agree with above. $10 well spent.

    Agree with above. $10 well spent.
  4. Thread: smokies rant

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    Do you not count as part of that overcrowding? ...

    Do you not count as part of that overcrowding? Just like on the road: you're not "stuck in traffic"...you ARE the traffic.
  5. Ugh, sorry. I meant Quarter Dome. Specifically,...

    Ugh, sorry. I meant Quarter Dome. Specifically, I have a Quarter Dome 2+.
  6. Those look very much like my REI Half Dome tent's...

    Those look very much like my REI Half Dome tent's poles!
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    I've had good luck with the biggest, basic hockey...

    I've had good luck with the biggest, basic hockey gear bags you can find. Hunt around on the web and you can get them for $25 or less. Flown back and forth between the coasts with one 4 times now...
  8. Thread: Driving time ?

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    Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/YqaBd) Hope...

    Google Maps

    Hope this helps.
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    I shared this on my Facebook. I am from SWVA,...

    I shared this on my Facebook. I am from SWVA, have lots of friends in the area, and am the proud owner of a border collie, too. Hope you find Happy soon!!!
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    I take my two dogs backpacking all the time (a...

    I take my two dogs backpacking all the time (a Border Collie, and a Lab/Chow mix). They have their own shelter, and pack their own supplies in their dog backpacks. Hauling extra "dog gear" is a...
  11. I would check out El Dorado national forest (in...

    I would check out El Dorado national forest (in between TNF and Yosemite). Plenty of trails, and amazing camping spots. The Desolation Wilderness is breathtaking!
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    Thirded on the Silly Feet cups! As a bonus, you...

    Thirded on the Silly Feet cups! As a bonus, you get to spend the rest of the night meticulously scraping every last bit of food out of the ridges with your spork :)
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    I cut up a speedo chamois towel...

    I cut up a speedo chamois towel to a smaller size . It's thick and holds quite a bit of water, but is super lightweight when it dries. It's also useful to roll up wet clothing inside and wring them...
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    I do this all the time on the trail, but found a...

    I do this all the time on the trail, but found a great item that eliminates the need for the stones. It's kind of difficult to clean out on the trail since the cake/muffin sticks in the groves of...
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    noaa.gov allows you to pinpoint exact locations...

    noaa.gov allows you to pinpoint exact locations and elevations if you zoom in on the map.
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    Down is made for compression. Why use...

    Down is made for compression. Why use weight-saving down only to get a bigger bag and negate the savings? Or are you not aiming for that? Maybe I'm just missing your logic (completely possible!) :)
  17. Thread: Central Pa

    by mattack
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    Check out SCPABackpackers group on Meetup...

    Check out SCPABackpackers group on Meetup (www.meetup.com/scpabackpackers). There's always hikes scheduled and plenty of people to hang out with.
  18. This is a good option if we change our driving...

    This is a good option if we change our driving route, thanks! I'll put this one on my list of possibilities.
  19. Those are nicer than the ski cabin we have in VT!...

    Those are nicer than the ski cabin we have in VT! Haha. Yeah, looking a little bit more on the roughing it side...chop-our-own-firewood, filter-water-from-a-stream type of cabin.
  20. Cabin Network near Bear Mountain State Park, NY?

    I'm planning a ski trip up north (VT) this January, and on the drive up we wanted to stop for a couple days on the way and do some exploring. Being from PA, I'm familiar with the wonderful rustic...
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    I'd be most concerned about the wet snow. Take...

    I'd be most concerned about the wet snow. Take precautions to stay dry!!
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    Agreed, nothing touches the smell of a hockey...

    Agreed, nothing touches the smell of a hockey locker room.
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    One tip that I learned from my many years of...

    One tip that I learned from my many years of FBC...if you are going to make something that may have sharp edges in its dehydrated state (pastas, veggies, etc), pack the ingredients in a bag other...
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    I LOVE the cocoon pillow! I like to sleep on my...

    I LOVE the cocoon pillow! I like to sleep on my stomach and I can inflate this pillow just enough to keep my head cushioned but not cranked at an odd angle. Also, the smooth side is nice and cool...
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    Poll: 1 pot, 1 wrapped (insulated) Lexan mug and a...

    1 pot, 1 wrapped (insulated) Lexan mug and a spork.
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