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Kumo
I have the Kumo... it's great. My go to pack for overnights and beyond. I had the Mariposa on the JMT this year, obviously because I had to carry a huge bear canister. But the Kumo is exception...

In GEAR » Best pack that weighs around 1 LB?
September 01, 5:04pm

Camp Shoes
I did the whole JMT without camp shoes, using Inov-8 Roclite 295's. First off, my shoes were never a problem... Never too hot, didn't get a single blister, and my feet never ached, so I ...

In GEAR » What's the purpose of camp shoes?
August 31, 12:27pm

Re: Re: There were some - but not many
Susan, You probably were on the trail shortly after I finished. 7/25 - 8/13. Up til MTR for us, we had no rain at all, not even a single cloud. We first noticed distant fluffy (I'm talking w...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 30, 4:43pm

QiWiz Firefly
I used my QiWiz Firefly on the entire JMT. Only about 5 times did we use a canister stove. Even above 10K, where fires aren't permitted, I was told the wood-burning stove was okay so long as th...

In GEAR » easiest way to cook with wood?
August 29, 4:34pm

My JMT Pill Stash
This is what I brought: - Acetaminophen: Ended up not using any, gave a couple to my partner. - Ibuprofen: Ended up needing more than I brought, but no more than 2 a day. - Melatonin: Defi...

In GEAR » What medication do you take in your first aid kit while on the trail?
August 29, 12:16pm

JMT
I was on the JMT 7/25 - 8/13. Haven't been on BPL since I returned. According to my journal, I camped at Rae Lakes on 8/9. Of all the people I met, I easily had the lightest pack out there, ...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 28, 9:51am

MYOG
I actually am unfamiliar with those fabrics, I only knew Dyneema would work based on the experiences listed here... But your idea is awesome! If you could find everything in a light neutral col...

In GEAR » Another dyed ULA pack
July 20, 9:51pm

Mesh
Well it's really hard to tell if the mesh took the dye, because it was black to begin with... however, I really doubt it did. Same for the cuffs. I think the outcome really depends a lot on ...

In GEAR » Another dyed ULA pack
July 20, 9:36pm

Apartment Dweller
No fear man. Use a 5 gallon bucket in your stand-up shower. No tub necessary. I meant tub as in Rubbermaid kinda thing from Walmart or Target, not bath tub. A bath-tub is overkill IMO. Just ...

In GEAR » Another dyed ULA pack
July 20, 9:13pm

Dyed 2012 Mariposa Plus
Hey Guys! So as my above post stated, my packs came out blue. Very confident this had to do with my impatience in boiling water (i.e. it wasn't hot enough). I threw caution to the wind a...

In GEAR » Another dyed ULA pack
July 20, 5:25pm

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