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Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By SourcetoSea
Chacos+1 I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail...

Chacos+1

I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in Chacos, so I'm more than biased. Crocs are OK of for camp use, but I'd hate to have to hike in them for any real time. I perfer sandals over shoes...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,786
Posted By SourcetoSea
Find someplace cool? Awesome! Our motto is...

Find someplace cool? Awesome!

Our motto is Leave before the Magic wears off.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By SourcetoSea
I think much of this depends on how you eat at...

I think much of this depends on how you eat at home. If you're used to going to the grocery store, cooking on a regular basis, and bringing your own lunches into work, then a $5-10 average is...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,124
Posted By SourcetoSea
There ya go. Nothing worse than scrambling for a...

There ya go. Nothing worse than scrambling for a stealth campsite after dark. I can't get any real rest unless I know I'm going to be hidden come daylight, or at least not seen from the road very...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 42,269
Posted By SourcetoSea
One Pot Meal

I've made some derivative of this meal probably 100 times on the Appalachian Trail and the Mississippi River. Easy, cheap, and filling. Can't beat that.

World's Easiest One Pot Meal...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,458
Posted By SourcetoSea
Thumbdrives are cheap, cheap, cheap these days....

Thumbdrives are cheap, cheap, cheap these days. For that matter, I'm using Google Docs (with Google Gears for offline use) for 99% of all my work now. Everything is automatically synced up whenever I...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,458
Posted By SourcetoSea
Travel writing

This is one of these things I struggle with all the time. These new netbooks have really opened up some doors WRT to cheap, light, writing tools.

If you need a larger keyboard for those little...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By SourcetoSea
When we paddled the Mississippi, some of those...

When we paddled the Mississippi, some of those towns reminded me of more of Beirut than anything that should be in the US. That area's never been rich, but damn if they didn't get the short end of...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By SourcetoSea
Sealine cases

I've used these for a bunch of padding, including going down the Mississippi River. They rock, and should work fine for your purposes. Every once in awhile I can get a little moisture in one if it's...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-27-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 64,676
Posted By SourcetoSea
Those things are pretty much for emergency use...

Those things are pretty much for emergency use only. They're miserable to sleep in, but do trap some warmth in a worst-case scenerio. A couple of buddies of mine do SAR work and keep something...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 51,095
Posted By SourcetoSea
ENO double, homemade down underquilt

Here's what I used when I paddled down the Cape Fear River awhile back. First long trip with a hammock, so I was still getting things sorted out.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,794
Posted By SourcetoSea
It's still bullshit. Look, you can make up...

It's still bullshit. Look, you can make up whatever justifications you want to, but the facts from multiple peer-reviewed studies simply don't jive with your assertion that injury rates are HIGHER...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,704
Posted By SourcetoSea
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,794
Posted By SourcetoSea
Bullshit. ...

Bullshit.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Neurology/HeadTrauma/tb/9793


Freedom is great, and you everyone rolls their own dice, but non-helmeted riders are welcome to stay off my insurance...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By SourcetoSea
If you're getting a drybag, Watershed and Pacific...

If you're getting a drybag, Watershed and Pacific Outdoor Equipment both make great stuff. Can't say enough good things about my WXTex bags from Pacific Outdoor. I prefer the Pneumo line of bags they...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By SourcetoSea
Good lord that would take forever to enter by...

Good lord that would take forever to enter by hand! There's got to be a script that could do it if you had access to their database though.
Forum: Americas 06-23-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,001
Posted By SourcetoSea
Got mine Friday as well. Great stuff, and thanks...

Got mine Friday as well. Great stuff, and thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By SourcetoSea
What's that white pad you've got on top of the muffler?

I'm assuming some kind insulation - what kind?
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By SourcetoSea
Great Photos - how'd the bikes do?

I'm becoming more convinced that smaller bikes, carrying less crap, are the way to fly for trips like the TAT.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 16,364
Posted By SourcetoSea
I'd love to see that route

Can't make it up from NC, but we're heading up to Ohio this fall to visit my wife's folks and I'd love an excuse to sneak out of the house. They both ride Goldwings, so they'll probably hang back!
Forum: Trip Planning 06-18-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 32,209
Posted By SourcetoSea
I think you're the orange ones you're talking...

I think you're the orange ones you're talking about the Pacific Outdoor Gear WXTex drybags. I love love mine, and have abused the piss out of them with no leaks. Can't recommend them enough.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-18-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By SourcetoSea
That's what we do for all our vehicles. Works...

That's what we do for all our vehicles. Works like a charm.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-12-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,480
Posted By SourcetoSea
Great, great thread

Gentlemen - fantastic thread. I just sat and read every page. My wife and I are likely going down the Big Road here in the next couple of years.

I'll see if I can dig up some pics of her and her...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,040
Posted By SourcetoSea
Xrl

I played with going that route, but wanted something more on the road side of things rather than dirt for commuting and whatnot before and after the trip.

That's a hell of a bike though, and if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,040
Posted By SourcetoSea
Thanks for the replies

Thanks ya'll. I think that about seals the deal for me regarding a DR. I'll be prowling for a used bike over the next few months until the right one follows me home.

I've carved a bunch of seats...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,040
Posted By SourcetoSea
DR 650 for Tall Guys?

I've ridden a KLR and DR650, and am ready to buy. The KLR fit me better, but I'd much rather get a DR because of the usual reasons ( simple, air cooled, valves, etc blah blah)

I'm 6'2", with a 36"...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-04-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,355
Posted By SourcetoSea
Optimus Nova

We'd led trips for years using all manner of stoves, but that Optimus Nova stove is pretty damn nice. We almost picked up one when we went down the Mississippi, but cheaped out and took one of our...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-28-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,694
Posted By SourcetoSea
You've got some options, none of which are all...

You've got some options, none of which are all that convienent on a scoot.

The Garcia Bear Cannister (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002ZB5Y8/ref=nosiom?tag=sourctoseapad-20) has been the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-28-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 64,676
Posted By SourcetoSea
Ultralight Backpacking Books

That book's been out of print for awhile, and there's a fair amount of stuff in there that needs a big grain of salt. Jardine's an adventure monster though.

Here's a couple more you might want to...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-28-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 64,676
Posted By SourcetoSea
out of print

That book's been out of print for awhile, and there's a fair amount of stuff in there that needs a big grain of salt. Jardine's an adventure monster though.

Here's a couple more you might want to...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-16-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,796
Posted By SourcetoSea
Wash with water, then hand sanitizer

Works for my wife, but we're playing with getting her lasic'd this year. That seems like the way to go with all the paddling and other goofy shit we get into.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-16-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,473
Posted By SourcetoSea
Pads and bags

We generally still use closed-cell foam pads for trips. They're cheaper, lighter, and basically indesructable, but more bulky.

For what it's worth, we put our pads UNDER the tent or groundcloth....
Forum: Trip Planning 04-15-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 130,763
Posted By SourcetoSea
Travelling on the Cheap

Great article Jamie - I'm completlely down with this style of travelling. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2000, and my wife and I paddled the Mississippi River in 2005, and both trips had to be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,561
Posted By SourcetoSea
Travelling Cheap

Since you're on kind of a tight budget, read this article on travelling cheap (http://www.sourcetosea.net/Articles/articles/thru-hiking-cheap.html). It's geared toward thru-hikers on the Appalachain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By SourcetoSea
That'd be my option. There's been a looong...

That'd be my option. There's been a looong history of cars/bikes being vandalized on the AT in SW Virginia, especially around the Roan Mtn area.

I thru-hiked the AT in 2000 if anybody wants to PM...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-05-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,547
Posted By SourcetoSea
PDA + Keyboard

I'm totally sold on using a PDA + Keyboard combination for travelling. Cheap(ish), light, and compact. Carry a big memory card for the camera and upload to flickr/smugmug/whatever when you get a...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-31-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,139
Posted By SourcetoSea
Do Not Use Gasoline in Pepsi can stoves!

Just a quick word - please don't use gas in any alcohol stove. That's a recipe for disaster.

Alcohol stoves work great - I use a couple probably 45 nights a year, but are only meant to use...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-12-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,222
Posted By SourcetoSea
No kidding about Baldy - I didn't know that. I'll...

No kidding about Baldy - I didn't know that. I'll check it out. We tried a couple of things on the river but eventually gave up and just burned cd's wherever we could. I'm sure trying to upload from...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-12-2007, 05:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,222
Posted By SourcetoSea
Dumping pics to Photobucket (or anything else)

Can you dump pics en masse to Photobucket? I'm just now getting into putting more pics online by remote server and am looking for the least painful way to do it. I'd like just select a folder or...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-12-2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,345
Posted By SourcetoSea
Easy one-pot meal

We never take more than one pot to cook in. I take that back - we took an extra one for 2 months down the Mississippi and never used it.

I put up a recipe for the World's Easiest One-Pot Meal...
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