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Gear Talk / Re: Thermarest pads - are Neoairs that much better?
« on: October 22, 2012, 12:47:07 pm »
^^^What dombrosk said.  I have the Exped Downmat 7 and it gives me the comfort I want.  I happily carry it on the bike or on my back.  Well worth every dollar.

International / Re: where next?
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:15:58 am »
Iceland, New Zealand, Canada?...

General Discussion / Re: Winter touring in Canada
« on: October 02, 2012, 07:05:17 am »
This might be a start:

Gear Talk / Re: BioLite Stove
« on: September 07, 2012, 07:28:00 am »
I have a friend currently on tour and this is her first trip with the Biolite stove.  Here is a direct quote from her email I received today: " The new stove works great."  I'll get more details when she finishes in a couple of weeks and post them here.

General Discussion / Re: Making the Commitment
« on: June 01, 2011, 01:46:33 pm »
+2 to what John said.  I've used this successfully with many major backpacking trips and am using it for my first major cycling trip next year.  August 5 , 2012 to be exact.

Also, remember what a "bucket list" is: things you want to accomplish before you die.  "Though the physicality of death destroys man the reality of death saves him".  Some famous philosopher said this.

General Discussion / Re: dempster highway
« on: March 07, 2011, 07:41:58 am »
Check out a book called "Along the Dempster" by Walter Lanz.  Though it focuses mainly on the many hiking trips possible off the Dempster Highway it contains a lot of information that may benefit you.

I was up that way a few years ago to do a backpacking trip in the Tombstone Range; beautiful country indeed.

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