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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
I used an MLD burn for PCT thru hike. I guess I'm a minority but I don't like a hip belt. I like the freeing feeling of a pack without a sternum strap or belt. I carried weights up to 30lbs...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 14, 9:42pm

Re: size
MLD burn for just about everything. I have done 7 days with it. It's 2300 ci, or about 36 liters.

In GEAR » how large is your pack?
May 09, 1:07am

Re: Patagonia Fore Runner
Arcteryx motus long sleeve weighs 4 oz. I used it on the pct and it's an awesome shirt.

In GEAR » Sub-5 oz long sleeve baselayer shirt for 3 season hiking
April 22, 7:32pm

Re: Backpacks for sale. ULA CDT, Camelback hawg NV, Gregory Miwok.
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In Gear Swap » Backpacks for sale. ULA CDT, Camelback hawg NV, Gregory Miwok.
April 22, 2:00pm

Re: Wind shirt
Hey Bradley, I found that for me the argon windshirt was too breathable. It got really cold on some mountains in Cali, and really windy. It would cut right through the argon fabric. The new Houd...

In Gear Lists » My sub 7lb pct 2014 gear list. My thoughts, opinions and other things.
April 20, 8:16pm

Backpacks for sale. ULA CDT, Camelback hawg NV, Gregory Miwok.
Hey guys, I have a couple packs for sale. First up is my ULA CDT. I've lost too much weight and the hipbelt is too big. Great pack. Hiked the Kalalau in Kauai with it, other than that it'...

In Gear Swap » Backpacks for sale. ULA CDT, Camelback hawg NV, Gregory Miwok.
April 20, 7:52pm

Re: Rain jacket for Wa. Pct
Hey TomL, I used a zpacks rain jacket during my thru, but because I had used it since Kennedy meadows I found that the DWR wore off, and I would wet out the jacket. My friends who had just order...

In GEAR » Rain jacket for Wa. Pct
April 15, 8:50pm

Re: Groundsheet puncture resistance
I got about 1000 miles out of my polycro groundsheet on the PCT. I used a foam pad but a good friend I hiked with got about 1000 miles with his polycro also with a neoair pad. My .02 cents

In GEAR » Groundsheet puncture resistance
April 09, 7:03pm

Re: lightweight shelter for the Sierra Nevada s
Gossamer gear twinn tarp or grace duo tarp. Both are great. Like the other poster said use rocks above tree line and everywhere else just use titanium stakes.

In GEAR » lightweight shelter for the Sierra Nevada s
March 31, 1:44pm

Re: Setting up my iPhone 4s for the PCT - 911 GPS Google Voice/Hangout Guthook's and Halfmile's
I carried an iPhone 4 on my pct thru hike also. I did the "sim lock" method and if you don't enter your sim code when powering on your phone the it doesn't use cell service but st...

In GEAR » Setting up my iPhone 4s for the PCT - 911 GPS Google Voice/Hangout Guthook's and Halfmile's
March 23, 9:42pm

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