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I hate to say this but...
Knock off crocks -Cheap (mine were $3 at a thrift store) -Comfortable (I've day hiked all day in mine in wet conditions with no issues.) -Protect toes -Can slip on over socks easily for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » camp/ fishing/ hiking shoes
April 16, 9:57am

Mt. Rodgers
Also, I love the Mt. Rodgers/Grayson Highlands area. Probably my favorite place I've hiked in the eastern US. Enjoy your trip. I'm stuck in Florida where the weather and fishing is nice, bu...

In GEAR » hike to base camp - day/side hike pack suggestion
April 16, 9:41am

Don't neglect the Deuter Wizard
I have a Deuter Wizard and think it's the perfect side trip pack. It looks a little funny because it's small, but it has some very important features: -Lightweight >8 oz before sugges...

In GEAR » hike to base camp - day/side hike pack suggestion
April 16, 9:36am

Re: FS: Asus/Google Nexus 7 Tablet
I'm assuming this is the 2013 version?

In Gear Swap » FS: Asus/Google Nexus 7 Tablet
April 08, 10:03am

Re: Re Small Packs
I have an Exped Lightning 60 women's version that I bought on super sale at Backcountry hoping to make it work for me. The hipbelt is a little small, (I'm 5'10" 165) but the frame ...

In GEAR » packs for small women?
April 08, 7:22am

Re: Re: Re: New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
I think most of my comments have already been framed by other posters, but that being said I do really like the new site. The fabric scans are a nice touch. I assume that it will shift over to &quo...

In Gear Deals » New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
April 04, 9:50am

20 oz seems pretty heavy, but I get the low cost barrier to entry idea. Speaking of, campsaver has the solo on sale. (one left) http://www.campsaver.com/element-solo-bug-tent?gclid=CLyr0eG-xL0CF...

In GEAR » Rab/Integral Designs Element 2/ Element Solo Bug tent
April 03, 8:09am

I'm sorry i don't have a tent for you, but I just wanted to give a shout out to another Josiah. I rarely see others with the name.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Moment DW
March 28, 10:36am

Re: EVA pad
My big concern is the weight addition by dirt. You could potentially collect several grams of dirt rolling around in that thing. The solution I have found is to weigh the pad clean and then never w...

In Gear Deals » Lawson's EVA pads are back in stock
March 27, 1:32pm

Re: My take on the new Men's Exos 58
Thanks for the post! I've been watching this pack eagerly since it was announced. I really liked the older model concept, but the hipbelt was a little thin for my liking. The frame also dug int...

In GEAR » My take on the new Men's Exos 58
March 27, 10:52am

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