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Re: Re: Cant find R1 hoody on sale...found several substitutes by not sure which to get
I used the Melanzana micro grid on my PCT thru hike. I loved it. It's more a boxy fit so size down, but it's made in the usa by an awesome company. Love the hood, and kangaroo pocket. Mediu...

In GEAR » Cant find R1 hoody on sale...found several substitutes by not sure which to get
March 02, 11:52am

Re: Richard,
Hey Jimmer, I used a gossamer gear nightlight pad and polycro groundsheet the whole way, love this setup.

In GEAR » Favorite quilt-to-pad attachment strategy?
March 01, 7:34pm

Olive oil
I did the pct this last year and used these packets http://www.amazon.com/Marconi-Organic-Extra-Virgin-Olive/dp/B003MZFL1I Many of my friends tried to repackage olive oil and even double bagged ...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 01, 1:22pm

Re: Re: Water bottles
On The desert section of the PCT I carried 3-4 litres for 25 mile stretches. This worked great for me. I tend to camel up at water sources, and carry less, but HYOH

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another weight consideration...
February 25, 10:28am

Re: Favorite quilt-to-pad attachment strategy?
I've found for me personally I like having a wider quilt and foregoing pad attachment. I appreciate the simplicity and I find that it's warmer since I can just tuck it under me. I used a lo...

In GEAR » Favorite quilt-to-pad attachment strategy?
February 24, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
What's up with all the off topic crap? Do you people really have nothing else to do? Back to topic, I like the direction sierra designs is going. I like their products and their willingness ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: in practice
I think people forget that repeatably using a rain jacket kills it's effectiveness. Using a rain jacket instead of a windshirt kills its DWR faster and even the best rain jacket is still less b...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 8:22pm

Re: Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
I used my MLD cuben grace solo on my PCT thru hike. We had a really bad storm on San Jacinto where it dipped into the 20's had some really strong winds and snowed all night. At PCT kickoff a st...

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 04, 9:25am

Re: USB / iPhone charging cables for the mega gram weenie
Wish I knew about these for my thru hike!! This looks awesome.

In GEAR » USB / iPhone charging cables for the mega gram weenie
February 01, 10:15am

Re: Re: Altra
+2 I used Altra 1.5's during my PCT thru and loved them! Great shoes for thru hiking

In GEAR » Flexible, minimalist thru-hiking shoes WITH protection?
January 30, 11:00am

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