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Fuji X100s
After having used Nikon D90 (DSLR), Canon S90/S95/S100 and Sony RX100 for both travel and hiking/backpacking, I prefer my Fuji X100s. Image quality is amazing, ergonomics are great, and fixed lens...

In Photography » Camera for Travel and Backpacking?
March 19, 7:25am

Try lightweight gaiters, shake at lunch
I have tried the Gore-Tex socks, and even the thinnest capture too much heat, promoting blisters. With trail runners with mesh uppers, I find that a lightweight set of gaiters (mine are eVent ...

In GEAR » goretex socks to prevent dirt from getting to your feet?
August 21, 5:19am

Quick Exped Lightning 45 review
I just finished a 7 day, 82 mile, 16000 feet trip in the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho, where my new Exped Lightning 45 (black) received a good workout. One first step of first day, pack weight was ...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
August 19, 4:33am

Great for groups and longer trips.
I love this stove; one of my hiking buddies really digs a cup of coffee mid afternoon, and this stove is so fast to assemble, boil, and break down that we lose almost no time on the trail. Bei...

In GEAR » Jetboil Sol Titanium Stove
May 19, 9:31am

Any trail use feedback yet?
Hi all, My current pack is a 2002 Mountainsmith Auspex which is finally worn out; here in Switzerland (limited UL options), trying to make up my mind between the Lightning 45 and a Laufbursche h...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
May 17, 5:33am

Good boots for injured, bony ankle
I broke one ankle very badly many years ago, requiring extensive surgery and resulting in an ankle with limited mobility, larger size (a bony mass), and prone to inflammation during exercise, hikin...

In GEAR » Ankle support - best boots and braces?
April 30, 8:51am

Agree, your trip sounds perfect. If for any reason you need to opt for a slightly shorter trip, the Great Northern Traverse is about 60 miles and 6-7 days, and has gorgeous Glacier sites just sout...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 days in Glacier NP
March 25, 2:43pm

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