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Re: iPhone 6 battery life
Hey Amy, I'm sorry for the conufusion. What I mean to say, was that I don't understand why my iPhone 6 unlocked has a worse battery drain than other 6 models. Mine is a MGA42LL/A. I ...

In GEAR » Updated "iPhone for backpacking" article
June 28, 11:24am

Re: Updated "iPhone for backpacking" article
Great article even before the update! Your article inspired me to take my iPhone 4 on the pct and it worked wonderfully with your tips. I'm pretty sad as I just upgraded to an iPhone 6 (unlocke...

In GEAR » Updated "iPhone for backpacking" article
June 27, 11:02pm

Re: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
I did this on the pct and it worked surprisingly well. I carry wind pants (argon very breathable 1.5oz) and my down jacket and or fleece hoody. My clothes would be soaked from hiking in the rain, e...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 14, 9:33pm

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

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