High Sierra Backpacking Camp and Trail Skills Introduction

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 21 June 2011

Welcome to the Camp and Trail Skills Forum

This page here is for general comments and quesitons from the Camp and Trail Skills section of the Trail Guide.

If you have tips and tricks helpful for a backacker's Camp and Trail Skills, Register and post 'em  up as a note or topic in this forum. 

Snow stake is a superior cat hole tool.
A snow stake is a superior tool than a plastic trowel for digging cat holes anywhere, but especially in the rocky soils of the High Sierra.

Another tip. How do you measure your daily toilet paper. By arm-lengths. Me, I'm good with two arm lengths per day.

Yet another tip. Having a system to keep your feet warm, dry, and clean in camp every evening allows the skin to dry and harden up, and speeds healing for blistered feet.

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