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Re: Re: No love for the REI Halo bags?
I hiked the PCT this year with two guys with the 25* Halo bags any they both loved them and stayed warm throughout the hike with them.

In GEAR » No love for the REI Halo bags?
October 29, 1:29pm

Re: October in the Sawtooths
Awesome photos Steve! I'll be back in ID in about a week or so. I'm in WA with my sister. If you have any plans to get out, let me know for sure buddy

In Post-Trip Reports » October in the Sawtooths
October 29, 1:28pm

FS: Bearvault 500
SOLD PENDING FUNDS I'm on the PCT and no longer need my Bearvault 500. Has a sticker on the bottom and has some typical wear but nothing major. Asking $45 shipped. Need to se...

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearvault 500
July 26, 11:45am

Re: stoves
If all you are doing is boiling water to add to your meals then you may want to look into alcohol stoves which can be the super duper lightest. But, canister stoves are fairly light and can definit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please teach me about lightweight cooking
April 19, 11:36am

Re: PCT Misc. Gear Items
I'll be on the trail this year too. I'm taking a wide brimmed hat from OR called the sun hat. I'll have a fleece balaclava because none of my layers except my rain jacket have a hood. I...

In GEAR » PCT Misc. Gear Items
April 09, 3:41pm

Re: Re: More Suggestions
Thanks for all your guys' feedback, has definitely been helpful. Most of my food is cold food except for a warm breakfast about every other day and small warm meal along w/ some cold food for m...

In Gear Lists » <- 2011 PCT Thru Hike Gearlist ->
April 07, 9:36am

Re: More info
I had someone ask leave me a comment on youtube for a video of how to make one. I'll try and put on together here shortly, I'll let you know when I do.

In Make Your Own Gear » Video of my cook kit
April 04, 4:38pm

Re: Re: Windshirt VS Hiking shirt VS Rain jacket VS ALL
My layering for my PCT thru this year is gonna go something like this: SS 150 merino baselayer, LS 200 merino baselayer, light LS polyester sun shirt (do most of my hiking in this), light puffy jac...

In GEAR » Windshirt VS Hiking shirt VS Rain jacket VS ALL
April 03, 9:40pm

Re: Baselayer
Dug- Are you taking both the Smartwool and Patagonia layers? Originally I was gonna go with merino then thought about the cap 2, but maybe merino would be the way to go. Btw, did you get the ptarmi...

In Gear Lists » <- 2011 PCT Thru Hike Gearlist ->
April 01, 3:06pm

Which baselayer??
What kind of baselayer would you guys go with? I'm leaning towards a Patagonia cap 2 with a zip rather than merino for drying capabilities. What do you guys suggest?

In Gear Lists » <- 2011 PCT Thru Hike Gearlist ->
April 01, 2:10pm

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