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Re: Ursack
Being able to use for the PCT this year would be amazing!

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 12, 2:12am

Sul option
Wear a hat, head net, and a windshirt with a hood over it. Wear some ear plugs to bed if they're annoying http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/ultralight_headnet.html#....

In GEAR » What is your bug solution?
March 30, 12:08pm

Down jacket comparison for PCT thu hike? MB Ex-light/MH Ghost Whisperer/Wm Quickflash/FF daybreak/Arcteryx Cerium LT
Hey everybody, I'm trying to dial in everything for my PCT thru hike this year, and I was wondering about jackets. I'm looking for something that will allow me throw on when I get up in ...

In GEAR » Down jacket comparison for PCT thu hike? MB Ex-light/MH Ghost Whisperer Wm Quickflash/FF daybreak/Arcteryx Cerium LT
March 25, 12:41am

Food!
Yes! I have a dehydrator, I'm just trying to find some good recipes.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 14, 2:16am

Recipes
Keep the reccomendations coming. Do you guys have any specific recipes? I guess I'm an uncultered american because a lot of these foods seem new to me! -Richard.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 05, 11:50pm

No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
Hey guys, I am doing a PCT thru hike starting this April, and unfortunately stoves may be out of the question this year. Woodstoves are banned, Alcohol probably will be banned, and shipping esbi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 05, 3:50am

PCT 2014 Fine tuning needed!
Hey everybody, Looking to do the PCT and starting to get all my gear together. Thoughts or comments would be great, but before you go through my list I'm still up in the air on some things. ...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014 Fine tuning needed!
December 07, 9:33pm

Sleeping+bugs?
Were you fine sleeping without a big bivy or anything? Did you just wear the headnet to bed? Thanks, -Richard.

In Gear Lists » Actual 2013 PCT Gear List for 2014 Hopefuls
December 04, 1:31pm

Lash it/Zing it
I would use something like lash it or zing it. Comes in 1.75mm or 2.2mm. Basically just dyneema line with a very slick coating. It's used by arborists's so it's meant to be thrown ov...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 9:50pm

usage
None, really. I just don't like carrying a pole (Zpacks one is too flimsy) and having it as dead weight. I would carry a pole if it was durable and under 4oz or so.

In GEAR » Hiking staff for hexamid shelter?
November 06, 3:03pm

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