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2015 Gear List - First Time Backpacker
I will give you my thoughts That is a heavy pack, but if it fits well, fine. Use a trash bag liner inside the pack instead of a pack cover; the big hole in the back of the pack cover prevents it ...

In Gear Lists » 2015 Gear List - First Time Backpacker
July 28, 2:02pm

Snow Peak 20fl oz titanium bowls - a quick question
Yes

In GEAR » Snow Peak 20fl oz titanium bowls - a quick question
July 23, 6:56am

Temps 65F to 91F – Thinking of leaving quilt home
I suspect a jacket and sheet or bivy will suffice. I would soak the sheet in permethrin. I have gotten chiggers so bad backpacking in the south in August that I have mostly quit doing it in August.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Temps 65F to 91F – Thinking of leaving quilt home.
July 17, 8:02am

Sierra stove restrictions
I plan to use an alcohol stove (Starlyte) in a caldera cone for a Sierra trip in a couple of weeks. Are alcohol stoves still allowed through SEKI and beyond this summer?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra stove restrictions
July 17, 7:08am

Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Inaki, I agree that I would not be worried at all about the material wearing through. My pack has cuben straps and there have been no wear issues at all. Ryan, I tend to fully agree with you. ...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 09, 11:05am

Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Thanks for all the insights, guys. I'm still undecided but probably leaning towards a little more rain protection. I typically only get out that way once a year, so I probably won't take ...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 08, 4:19pm

Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
I do have a Rab Demand. It's a fine jacket. I'm just trying to keep pretty light.

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 07, 6:28pm

Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Jeffrey, I think it looks small because of its unusual proportions. The body is baggy and the arm holes are very over sized. It covers down far enough on the waist for me. I obviously have som...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 07, 5:08pm

Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
I wouldn't describe this as a piece of crap. Its got a water proof zipper, the hood is pretty good, and I am confident it is waterproof and plenty durable. I've been in rain/hail storms...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 07, 2:10pm

Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Sam, I have several other options. I have driducks, a fairly light Rab eVent anorak, and a light Rab Pertex Shield + jacket (same material as your Montane smock, I believe). And I have used the c...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 07, 2:00pm

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