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Failures
The biggest trend I saw were issues with Sawyer filters - the Mini in particular. Every filter brand seemed to give hikers issues. I'm guessing it was most likely because they weren't c...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 4:30pm

Chlorine Dioxide drops at REI
Actually, their website DOES carry the drops!

In GEAR » Opinions on the Clelland aquamira mix method?
January 26, 4:19pm

Even easier direct link
http://bit.ly/JMT2014GearProblems This one helps John track how many people are reading it so he can gauge level of interest.

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 1:30pm

2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
John Ladd, who runs a Yahoo group and Facebook for JMT hikers, surveyed JMT thru-hikers after they completed their trip. More than 600 respondents completed his survey, and he's been posting t...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 12:23pm

Titcomb Basin
Great pics. Thanks for all the info.

In Pre-Trip Planning » southern Wind River Range - Texas Pass on August 11th?
January 06, 5:49am

Knapsack Col
When you did knapsack col, was there a cornice to deal with? It's YET ANOTHER area of the Winds that interests me - going over Knapsack Col east bound and down into Titcomb Basin. The Winds...

In Pre-Trip Planning » southern Wind River Range - Texas Pass on August 11th?
January 04, 12:19pm

Texas Pass
Thanks, Bradford. Nice photo! I ready about Illinois Pass in the Pallister book. How was it? I don't think it's something my whole group could do, but a few of us could probably tackl...

In Pre-Trip Planning » southern Wind River Range - Texas Pass on August 11th?
January 02, 5:38pm

southern Wind River Range - Texas Pass on August 11th?
In late August of 2013 I attempted to hike in the Cirque of the Towers area. We had to pull out on the 2nd day because one member had a bad sinus infection, and another got AMS. The rest of us sa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » southern Wind River Range - Texas Pass on August 11th?
December 31, 2:27pm

Newbie to UL
I am not in the UL camp just yet but I am getting close, and I am certainly no guru. My $.02. First, read "Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips For Extreme...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie to Ultralight
December 08, 10:57am

MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
Is the MSR Autoflow gravity filter a new product? The filter itself looks very similar to the Platypus gravity works filter, only mated to one of MSR's lightweight drom-lite like bags. ht...

In GEAR » MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
December 07, 11:31am

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