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Grace tarp?
I carried a Cuben grace solo on my pct thru hike and found for me personally that it was the perfect size for moderate storms and bivy-less tarping.

In GEAR » 3 Tarps: Choose 1
October 24, 8:04am

Pee bottle
Just looks like a repurposed orange juice bottle. I don't understand anything about this bag. What's is its purpose??

In GEAR » UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
October 16, 3:27pm

Layering for the go
I'm a big fan for using layers that keep you warm on the move, but not for sitting around. I've found personally that the puffy jacket is heavily overused. On my PCT thru hike I used a mela...

In GEAR » Webcast presentation from Sierra Designs about layering
October 13, 11:43pm

Layering
While I will not be able to attend, I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say!

In Gear Deals » SD LIVE event tomorrow: Layering strategies.....
October 06, 3:48pm

Pak-liite
I haven't read the whole thread so excuse me if my methods don't apply to your needs. I used a 9volt "pak-lite" and a Fenix LD01. It's on my pct thru hike. much better to h...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
October 02, 5:27pm

Price
I don't know what they'd be worth but I'd love to have one...

In GEAR » New Golite Breeze Value?
October 01, 10:31pm

Torn sleeping bag. On PCT and need one ASAP.
Hey, I recently tried to wash my bag in a front loading commercial washer and my sleeping bag tore open. I am currently in Portland and need a new bag as soon as I can get one. Preferably a 2...

In Gear Swap » Torn sleeping bag. On PCT and need one ASAP.
August 28, 7:31pm

Burn
I'm currently on the pct and have been using the MLD burn without a hip belt the whole way. I love this pack and I would have no qualms using something like a kumo for this hike. I have to say ...

In GEAR » Would it be possible to use a GG Murmur / Kumo for a thru-hike?
August 05, 3:53pm

Tarp size
I think a 7x9 or 8.5x8.5 is the perfect solo size. After getting used to a 7x9 i couldn't imagine needing a bigger size.

In GEAR » Flat tarp size
June 01, 11:20pm

Zpacks rain jacket, size large WTB
Hey there, Currently on the PCT. Would like to replace my jacket with the zpacks, but the wait list is pretty long right now. Anybody have one they'd sell? -Richard

In Gear Swap » Zpacks rain jacket, size large WTB
May 20, 3:11pm

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