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Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
The pack looks great! Some nice details on this pack- the daisy chain and the compression strap that go over/under the bottle pockets are both nice additions. I'm liking my Unaweep so far...

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 24, 5:07pm

Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
No experience with washing a down bag with a duct tape patch on it, but I've washed and dried several other items that have tenacious tape patches on them (wind pants, down jacket, synthetic fi...

In GEAR » Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
March 17, 10:48am

Camera Bag
I use the Zpacks Multipack to carry my A6000 and lenses. I usually wear it as a chest pack, hanging the bag from either the shoulder straps or the pack frame. Each extra lens is in its own bubb...

In Photography » Camera case/bag
March 10, 6:07pm

Backcountry Brews
Thanks for the review. I'd been curious about this product and whether the beer was any good, but had been turned off by the need to buy/carry a special bottle. Knowing that the beer itself...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 06, 10:35am

Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
I share part of the OP's problem... I too sweat quite a bit, but I don't really ever have trouble with the cold. Instead I tend to run too hot and require very little to say warm while mo...

In GEAR » Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
February 17, 11:06am

Winter Tahoe rim trek
I've snowshoed/hiked parts of the TRT in winter a couple of times. Some sections were signed with occasional blazes or small TRT emblem signs on the trees and were relatively easy to follow th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter Tahoe rim trek
February 10, 3:32pm

Which manufacturers make Rain Chaps?
Zpacks used to offer cuben rain chaps made from the same material as their cuben poncho/groundsheet. They might still make up a pair if someone asked.

In GEAR » Which manufacturers make Rain Chaps?
January 28, 1:30pm

Patagonia Rover
I've had a pair of the Rovers for the last 3 months or so. I haven't had an opportunity to really push them on anything too technical, but so far they've been perfectly acceptable for ...

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 28, 9:42am

How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
I've nothing to add to the discussion, but I've been reading along with interest as I've had a (small) hernia for roughly the last year. It's subtly visible but otherwise hasn'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 1:17pm

PCT and Terminal Cancer
Perhaps this young man's story has already been discussed here, but an acquaintance who shot the photos for this recently published article shared it with me. I found it to be a moving read....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT and Terminal Cancer
January 27, 10:31am

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