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Instant Coffe
The starbuck VIA is available in 4 flavors: Columbia, Veranda, Italian, and French Roast. The first two are lacking in "flavor" but the later too if find quite good - It does take two...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 10, 5:49pm

Three bags failed in 5 days
three of us just completed a 5 day 60 mile stretch of the JMT. We had two Sawyer Minis With three Sawyer bags used for dirty water. All three failed ! they leaked at the junction of the bag to the ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
September 07, 11:02am

Yosemite Higher Sierra camps
Must have misse you, Thursday night we were at the Merced Lake High Sierra camp. The 7 day trek > Sunday- tuolomne to glen Aulin Monday glen Aulin to May Lake Tuesday , May Lake to Sunris...

In Photo Gallery » Yosemite High Sierra Camps
July 26, 8:49am

Yosemite High Sierra Camps
The Yosemite high Sierra camp loop is a 50 mile loop conceived in 1914. Since 1924 rangers have been guiding groups through the Yosemite / Sierra Nevada mountains. I just completed the route la...

In Photo Gallery » Yosemite High Sierra Camps
July 25, 9:38pm

Re: Permission weight
Not so useless, in the fall of 2012 while on the trail I came upon a hiker "Down" on the trail. He was having a heart attack. I sent a SOS. EMS services arrive in about two hours. Likely...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 31, 8:50pm

Re: Powerful work
Thanks for comments Brendan, to answer your question this photo is a hand held HDR composite of three exposures, then extra detail brought out using NIK Filter: Tonal Contrast

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Photo Contest Winners!
December 17, 3:18pm

Honored to be selected
I am honored to have had my photo selected for the calender. IT is fair to criticize the fact i lugged a canon 7d for 50 miles along the JMT, not a common item in a light weight backpacking kit. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Photo Contest Winners!
December 17, 2:52pm

Bivy Fit
The original neo air without the taper gets quite crowded in the toe box or most bivy's resulting in crushing the insulation decreasing its thermal protection. The tapered design should allow a...

In GEAR » New NeoAir Xlite and NeoAir Xtherm
January 26, 9:57am

Rain Jacket for Activity
The Northface Diad Stretch has pit zip for ventilation, is very light. The stretch side panels are great for vigorous activity.

In GEAR » Best rain jacket for a runner?
May 05, 1:57pm

Shelter for two
Most of the discussion seems to center around solo shelter systems. I never travel alone. When considering shelter systems for two, i have found the TarpTents (if have and orignial squall and a clo...

In GEAR » Your opinion on 3 different shelter options
April 03, 5:14pm

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