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safety
I will not cut corners on safety in WA, especially N WA.

In GEAR » kimtah rain jacket for PCT hike in Oregon/Washington Aug/Sept
April 25, 2:27pm

rain gear in Oregon/Washington
Sounds like two really different environments. Perhaps switch to heavy 1# rain coat up the trail in WA where it seems to be needed in the cold rain. I do have a chrome dome and usually carry it on ...

In GEAR » kimtah rain jacket for PCT hike in Oregon/Washington Aug/Sept
April 25, 9:35am

kimtah rain jacket for PCT hike in Oregon/Washington Aug/Sept
Hi: I will be hiking on the PCT this summer during Aug/Sept. I will cover Crater Lake to Canada. I know it can rain a bit there. Question: Would carrying the one pound Kimtah rain jacket be overkil...

In GEAR » kimtah rain jacket for PCT hike in Oregon/Washington Aug/Sept
April 24, 4:50pm

mariposa back pad replacement?
Wondering if anybody has substituted for the back pad of the Mariposa backpack. I find it too hot and think I need to find a substitute material or some way to allow a breeze to go across my back. ...

In GEAR » mariposa back pad replacement?
October 31, 2:57pm

too tight for my 4e feet
I have worn successfully the 872, 873, and 874. The 875s do not work for me because they have a piece of constricting rubber on the outside and down below my big toe that cause my feet to hurt. Had...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT875OR Joggers Review
July 06, 9:23am

coffee cup
Thanks for the info. The burning of plastic was meant to get some alternatives, you know, to get more responses :>)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » coffee cup in bear vault?
June 04, 10:13am

coffee cup in bear vault?
Hello, I need some advice on what coffee cup to take on the JMT in Aug that I won't have to put in my BV 350, if there is such a thing. Plastic? Metal? Styrofoam? How about a new plasic or pape...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » coffee cup in bear vault?
June 04, 9:31am

OHM?
What is OHM? I was excited about the pack but when I read that it does not support a water bottle I realized it was not for me. I guess I am old or something because I think all packs should ha...

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Moon Designs 2007 Comet Backpack REVIEW
October 10, 5:07pm

my mariposa plus
I hiked the SNP with the Mariposa + this past June. The low weight of the pack is all you need to know. To prevent "sweaty back I did not put anything in the area where you are supposed to put...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack REVIEW
September 12, 5:56pm

Re: lightweight shoes
I liked the 330s, but they seemed to let a lot of dirt/stuff in too easily. I wear NB 872 that have a membrane to stop the stuff from coming in. The 872 is still quite breathable. I can even feel t...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Roclite 315
March 17, 6:54am

All Reader Reviews by robert courson

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I have had my SL1 for two years now. It is a bit heavy and not quite totally free standing, but is still less than 3# and really doesn't need to be staked most of the time. I TRUST this tent in r...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 18, 5:42am

ThermoJet MicroLite
Using 95% ethanol: fast, efficient, clean burning system. The stove takes up very little space. The stove is reliable in all wind conditions. The only reason I might not give this stove the 5 it de...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 04, 12:16pm