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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

Patagonia Rover
Maybe have a look at the Patagonia Rover shoe. Patagonia has discontinued their entire shoe line but this shoe is still available out there at the various web retailers (backcountry, etc.). I...

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 26, 2:33pm

Where are you excited to go in 2015?
Not sure yet where 2015 will take me. At minimum, I'll get out for a few trips around Los Padres NF and a couple of Sierra trips. Hoping to team up with Adan from BPL for a snowy winter tri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 14, 12:29pm

MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
Your MYOG packbag looks great. I like the idea of using sleeves to attach the packbag to the frame; seems like a great way to simplify the production process over the harness system. I'll b...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 13, 10:54am

Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
In short, yes. Sometimes. Depends on the circumstances and my level of comfort with the perceived risks. If I'm in a heavily visited area (or know I'm downstream of such an area), ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 12, 5:22pm

How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking
We grew up in the city in southern California. When I was a little guy, I tried scouting, but it wasn't for me. Our local scout troop never seemed to do anything even remotely interesting- no...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
January 12, 4:57pm

Pack Color Preferences
Now that I know the background, I'll weigh in with my opinion since there's a good chance it could affect a future order from me. I prefer neutral earth tones. Greens/browns/tans/dark g...

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 12, 4:32pm

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