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gud design
I have a pair of the oringinal (or close to it) evo's from about 1998. I bought them with tails for an early season backpacking trip in the wind rivers, and they worked great. I've since us...

In Winter Hiking » msr snowshoes -- evo vs lightning
November 21, 5:42pm

JMT gear
I'd bring the down jacket instead of the vest, and the rain jacket instead of the poncho. At 10 miles a day you'll be spending a lot of time in camp so the extra warmth will be worth it, an...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2015: Preparing Way Too Early
November 21, 11:17am

Interesting read
Thanks for posting. I did the JMT SOBO in September 2012 in almost the same time you took - 6 days 18 hours and 10 minutes, in a similar style and with a similar gearlist, although I did bring a st...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 18, 2:36pm

hood man
I'm a hood man. I'm skinny and get cold easy, use quilts sometimes, and won't buy a puffy without a hood anymore. I've had a number of puffy jackets both with and without hoods. sol...

In GEAR » How many actually use their down hood?
October 30, 9:51pm

Great Seller
Hummingbird was shipped quickly and arrived in perfect condition as described. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Sleeping Bags - 6' WM Highlite and 6' FF Hummingbird
October 30, 9:11pm

This pack will work for 3.5 days if you pack light. It's not ideal but it works, good load transfer to hips and runs pretty well too. The problem with running with a pack wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 24, 10:42pm

REI bag
I have an REI kids bag for sale - it's not ultralight but it is ultra affordable!

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kid's sleeping bag(s)
October 22, 10:10pm

I'll take the Hummingbird. Email Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Sleeping Bags - 6' WM Highlite and 6' FF Hummingbird
October 22, 2:24pm

Just for comparison - I'm 6'1" and 155-160 lbs (slim build) and found the regular width and regular length to work fine, and it accomodates a light down jacket just fine. I don't h...

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Palisade Quilt 6' Wide 900FP
October 12, 12:19pm

Moonstone Down Vest - very lofty!
Moonstone Down Vest size medium, packed with down, 14.8 oz Color is a teal green. Has nice warm handwarmer pockets with down on the palm side and fleece on the back of the hand side. Plus one inte...

In Gear Swap » Moonstone Down Vest - very lofty!
October 11, 3:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Allen Currano

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Axonn,LLC Spot Satellite Messenger
Spot 2 worked ok on a section hike of the JMT in 2013. Tracking mode enabled, worked some of the time with some big gaps. I recently emailed them to cancel the service as I rarely use it. They off...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
July 20, 10:32am