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- You should be able to find out before you start if you'll be able to use an alcohol stove because of fire bans. If you can't, just don't bring it. Get it mailed to you when there aren...

In Gear Lists » PCT - NOBO
March 04, 10:25am

Re: Re: Re: Re: thorns
> Are there small thorns on the ground that are hard to see? Potentially. Some camp sites are pretty sandy, concealing thorns just under the surface.

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
February 27, 10:26am

Re: Re: Re: Stupid light
John, Thanks for sharing that blog post.

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 2:52pm

Camping and 30mpd
I tried the no insulated layer once in Lost Creek Wilderness for a two day trip in late June a few years ago. I had a trekking shirt, 2.5 layer rain jacket, and 30 degree Katabatic Quilt. The forec...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 2:11pm

My thoughts
This is a good looking list. Having that camera will be awesome. Here's what I think: - I don't think you need a windshirt and rain jacket. If you decide to use an umbrella, you can ditc...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
February 16, 10:44am

I've been on many group trips for the weekend or for the week. We always share cooking and shelter gear, and almost always share breakfast and dinner meals. There has never been a problem. I...

In Philosophy & Technique » Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
February 13, 10:45am

Re: Re: Re: Desert
With an early start you won't need 8L of water. And hopefully it won't be too unbearably hot for much time at all.

In Gear Lists » PCT - NOBO
February 13, 9:55am

Re: Desert
Rick, What's your start date? That will determine a lot of what type of desert experience you have. Also, "the desert" isn't really all desert. Sure, there are long hot sec...

In Gear Lists » PCT - NOBO
February 12, 9:58am

Are you hiking with a partner? You have a lot of stuff that two people might share. Here are some thoughts. A lot of them are personal preference. - Three pairs of gloves? Ditch two or all th...

In Gear Lists » PCT - NOBO
February 10, 2:45pm

EX Light v Plasma 1000
I've owned both the EX Light and the Plamsa 1000. The 1000 fill power sounds like a gimmick, but the jacket is worth it IMO over the EX light because the EX light is curiously short. I think Mo...

In GEAR » Warmth - ExLight vs. Arcteryx Cerium SL
February 09, 9:05am

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