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HMG Southwest outer pockets
One minor gripe with my HMG Southwest is that the dyneema outer pockets are bit bulky. It kind of makes the pack bulge outwards excessively (and unnecessarily for me, since I don't put terribl...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 22, 5:07pm

Porter vs Southwest/Windrider
I'm curious--what is the advantage to the Porter over the Southwest/Windrider series? Aside from the external differences (lash points vs. outer quick-stuff pouch), how does the suspension dif...

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
October 21, 7:16pm

tough choice
I'll echo much of what has been said here. I've a ridiculous number of packs (if only for a few days to try out). I'll try to post a youtube video at some point comparing various pack...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 21, 7:12pm

Sawyer mini in gravity system
I think I may have found my own solution. While digging around in my gear closet, I found a BPL red screw-cap for my Platypus. I had bought it way back when BPL used to sell stuff (circa 2009-10)...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 21, 5:47pm

adapter for Platy reservoir
To reply to your post, yes I did backflush right before my trip. But after some testing this morning, I think I may have hit upon the solution to the flow rate. Here's what I just found tes...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 11:38am

Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
This summer, I had the chance to do the 24-25 mile Arapaho-Caribou-Devil's Thumb triple pass loop through the Indian Peaks Wilderness. We completed the loop in 2 days. Both my brother-in-law ...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 10:40am

Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
I've been using regular dish soap and water, but is there a better way to disinfect it (kill bacteria and viruses)? Lately I've been getting colds often, and I use my Platypus to drink fro...

In GEAR » Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
October 19, 8:59am

Re: Re: Regular width
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In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Gear Alsek 22 degree quilt 6 ft 900 FP down (NEW)
July 28, 9:38am

Regular width
Regular width. Hope that helps.

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Gear Alsek 22 degree quilt 6 ft 900 FP down (NEW)
July 28, 9:16am

FS: Katabatic Gear Alsek 22 degree quilt 6 ft 900 FP down (NEW)
In case you didn't know, Katabatic Gear makes some of the best (if not THE best) quilts around. Super warm for its weight with unique cord attachment system reviewed by Roger Caffin here. Nic...

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Gear Alsek 22 degree quilt 6 ft 900 FP down (NEW)
July 28, 9:10am

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