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New products announced at European outdoor show
From OutdoorsMagic: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-features/best-2016-gear-from-the-outdoor-show/14453.html It will be interesting to see how Columbia's new take on WPB jackets do in t...

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 23, 1:43pm

Other JMT variations
I lurk on a JMT Yahoo discussion group and the Facebook page for JMT hikers. (I hope to do the JMT in 2017) There's been a lot of talk this year about the permit system changes and what it h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Walk-up Permit Question
July 21, 6:15am

Tyvek
Thanks for the photos, Gordon! I hope I do as nice a job as your daughter did. :-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 21, 5:35am

Water purifier and socks
This device seems similar to how the now discontinued MSR MIOX worked. Any idea how it's different? With a treatment time of 30 minutes for Giardia, and 4 hours for Crypto, I'm not su...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 11
July 15, 11:05am

Gloves vs Bread Bags
I get your point, Roger. The Tyvek is really just a cheap test run before I try sewing with something more expensive like GoreTex or eVent. From the 2014 John Muir Trail hiker survey, there...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 14, 5:54am

Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
I found an online pattern for a simple pair of Tyvek overmitts which I'm going to try and sew a bit later. If it works out well, I may order some Goretex and try sewing a fancier pair. What...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 13, 6:18am

Water container during the day
Jim - I hadn't thought of using it as a 2nd water container during the day - assuming the cap is water tight. Good idea!

In GEAR » Reusable plastic food bags?
July 08, 9:50am

Zip-Loc bags vs alternative
How difficult are those traildesigns heavy duty bags to clean? Will food bits get stuck in the corners? I will admit that usually I am too lazy to clean out all these "yucky" zip loc...

In GEAR » Reusable plastic food bags?
July 08, 8:20am

Re: cat-hole trowels
I'm not convinced you can use a stick to dig a proper 6" cathole, especially in hard soil with rocks and roots. The only time I had an easy time digging a cathole was in the Adirondack...

In GEAR » Spoon Comparison
July 08, 7:51am

GAIA
Yes, I use Gaia, though I still haven't convinced myself that my Motorola Droid Mini can use the internal GPS when the phone is in airplane mode. I bring traditional map & compass, so ...

In GEAR » Android navigation options
July 06, 12:21pm

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