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What does the altitude have to do with it, if I may ask? Something to do with the boiling point of water? I have consumed hundreds (thousands?) of gallons of untreated water from throughout Sou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 10:45pm

I like a lot of the Packit Gourmet double serving dinners (which I can totally eat by myself after a long day of bushwhacking). The Chili, Tuscan Stew, Gumbo (salty), Chicken and Dumplings (I add m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite dehydrated meals from cottage industry outfits
April 15, 5:05pm

My first reaction would be to look at the offerings from Tarptent like the Stratospire 2. When you say it needs to pitch in a variety of environmental conditions, does that mean dirt and rock an...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 15, 11:11am

Supply and demand
I have noticed a 'glut' of smallish-volume HMG packs here recently (I know because I was shopping for them). If you had a 4400 Porter, it would have been snapped up in 5 minutes.

In Gear Swap » FS Brand New w/ Tags 2014 HMG Ice Pack 2400
April 11, 12:47pm

HMG sizes usually run small, med, large, and tall. Not sure I have heard of 'long'. I guess you mean large? There is usually a size tag sewn in under the Velcro at the top of the collar.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Customized Zimmerbuilt Pack
March 31, 11:48pm


In Gear Swap » New HMG SW 2400
March 21, 11:22am

I love it. The documentation is greatly appreciated too. The next time I am in SF I may have to do just such an outing. We usually ride our bikes up through Marin, but this is a cool alternative a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
March 21, 10:56am

I have a Marmot Isotherm hoody. It must be the heaviest weight Alpha, though the exact spec eludes me right now. The Alpha insulation seems to be woven and then 'fleeced' on the surface, ...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
March 19, 1:25pm

Re: Neoshell is a better mousetrap
I agree with everything Greg C said. Neoshell is waterproof and breathes remarkably well. It's the first hardshell (with a bit of stretch) I have owned that really dissipated sweat well and a...

In GEAR » Polartec Neoshell- as breahable as a softshell
March 16, 12:45am

I don't mean this to sound harsh, just an observation: The image that opens this thread is a good example of how not to announce a product, unless it is meant as a tease and you want to hide...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
March 11, 1:30pm

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