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Seems like this is your first backpacking trip? Backpacking Light is an interesting place to post for your first trip since 1) you have to pay to post here and 2) the entire point of the website is...

In GEAR » Zion National Park Mid January Gear Help
November 15, 11:26pm

I don't own the vest but I do own two of their fleece jackets, a hat, and some socks. Melanzana is an awesome company making high quality, made in America stuff for cheaper than most. Their ...

In GEAR » Melanzana Hard Face Vest
November 15, 10:24am

Re: Re: Buff and Bugs
I use the UV Half Buff quite a bit, mostly to serve the purpose of a bandanna that a lot of people have. During the day I have it on my head as a sweatband. At night I pull it over my eyes for easy...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 8:39pm

Buff and Bugs
What type is the Buff? If it's for warmth I'd ditch the warm hat. A wool buff can cover your eyes, nose, and neck if you want it to. Not sure what my JMT friend used, but he hiked in mid...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 4:05pm

Re: Even More PCT
-The current GoLite sleeping bag doesn't exist ;) 22 degrees should be warm enough, but was that including both your down jacket and fleece? I think you could ditch your fleece and gloves by th...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 3:03pm

Re: Poles
I think I'm going to start without poles and see how that goes. If I start getting extremely fatigued after a month or two, I'll have my Alpine Carbon Corks sent to me and see if that helps...

In Gear Lists » Yet Another PCT List
November 14, 9:36am

Patagonia A/C shirt gone?
Hey all, I am pretty sure Patagonia is pulling the A/C shirt from their line. It's still on their European website (

In GEAR » Patagonia A/C shirt gone?
November 14, 9:34am

Re: Re: JMT speed records - a question of style

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
November 13, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Toothpaste
> No arguing! Let the OP know if you like their tip, otherwise ignore it. It's just for fun. I'd argue back about the merits of toothpaste but I'll just choose to enjoy my own imm...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 13, 2:39pm

Cuben pack
Any chance of building a custom cuben Prophet?

In GEAR » Recently New and Updated MLD Gear
November 13, 10:54am

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