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Difficult to say
I won't try to tell you what you shoiuld get or avoid as everyone is different, but I will tell you what I got and why. I also live in drought stricken California and do most of my hiking in...

In GEAR » Thoughts on UL rain jackets
September 02, 11:41am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Repairing/Replacing a Pack Bottom
"if you have a partially used tube of seam grip (or shoe goo?) store it in freezer and it should be good for a year +. Let it warm up for a couple hours before using it." I've ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » Repairing/Replacing a Pack Bottom
September 01, 1:42pm

Depends on your size
Depending on how tall you are, it may not be too big at all, at least lengthwise. I'm 6' 3" and I find a 5x8 poncho sketchy at best for use as a shelter in bad weather, even with a bre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a hood to a 5x9 poncho without a ridge line seam.
August 31, 2:55pm

Beautiful.
Excellent pics, thank you

In Photo Gallery » John Muir Trail Photos
August 28, 2:38pm

Probably not
I saw the post in the main forum, and I think the reason you didn't get any response is because there doesn't appear to be any others. The BPL store is no more, it was gone before I started...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any ergonomic trekking pole grips besides Gossamer Gear? What happened to the "Backpacking Light" grips?
August 28, 10:25am

SteriPen
If you are anywhere near the Sierras, the SteriPen is hard to beat. Sierra water is some of the most refreshing in the world IMO, better tasting than the Smart Water that came in my bottles, and t...

In GEAR » water filter
August 27, 3:49pm

Re: Montbell Superior Down Jacket/Parka - Fit Differences with the UL series
"This Jacket/Parka replaces the previous UL series which I did not like because it was way too boxy (I am skinny) and a bit too short (which prevented me from bothering to size down). Curious ...

In GEAR » Montbell Superior Down Jacket/Parka - Fit Differences with the UL series
August 26, 11:12am

BV500
Just some info based on the first post, the BV500 will fit upright in the Flash 45 with some room left over, it just depends how much more you think you need. It will even fit in the Flash 30, but ...

In GEAR » PCT Ultralight Pack Options MLD vs Zpacks Help!
August 26, 10:16am

Scarpa
I think you should let your foot heal, otherwise it's going to be that much longer before you can climb comfortably. Since that's not what you asked, back in the mid 90's, I climbed ...

In GEAR » Rock Climbing Shoe for Weak Foot?
August 25, 7:53pm

Great
I look forward to it. I am currently driving home from an Eastern Sierra trip as I type this (actually, I'm stopped to eat at the moment). I love the Eastern Sierra and look forward to hear...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Everything I Know About Backpacking in California's Eastern Sierra
August 23, 9:23pm

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