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  •  layer, layer, layer! (6+ / 0-)

    dunno where you're hiking, but here in oregon, one should always be three-season ready.  

    ALWAYS pack extra socks.

    down sleeping bags > synthetics, tend to weigh less, too.

    if axeing caffeine is really essential, at least coffee junkies can avoid the caffeine withdrawal headache with some excedrin.

    fun diary and excellent advice!

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:33:01 AM PST

    •  oh yes, Cedwyn. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      layering is the key. And having the right layers to wear is the other key. All that you wisely said in this posting. . .all very true. I backpack and live in the Colorado Plateau country, currently bivouacked here in the Burqy (Albuquerque). You folks up there in the rain country has to go about hiking on a whole other level. Thus there's ample moisture and cooler temps. Not so the case in the Southwest. Hence, we don't need all the clothing, especially spare dry clothes. I never even use a tent. Don't like 'em. I prefer sleeping on the ground and that way I have a pretty good idea of what's crawling around me. In over 40 years of same, I have had maybe a dozen or 14 wash-outs for sleepless nights. That's not bad considering the thousands of night that full of stars. Anyway, thanks for posting and contributing. I'm counting on insights from others, like you, to do just that. That's why these diaries are meant to elicit a dialogue.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 11:56:50 AM PST

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      •  oh fun! i'd love to camp (1+ / 0-)
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        where i don't need a tent.  i've never been anywhere warm enough for it.

        Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

        by Cedwyn on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:12:01 PM PST

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