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I'll be going with the Altra Superiors on the CDT. I prefer as little cushion as possible. After hiking so many miles in thin sandals (Bedrocks), the Lone Peaks are too much cushion for me. ...

In GEAR » Flexible, minimalist thru-hiking shoes WITH protection?
January 30, 9:32pm

Re: Re: Why is this forum so inactive?
"I can see how SUL has more in common with cow herders, Lord Baden-Powell's proto-scouts, and fur trappers and other frontiersmen of old, what with the minimal, homemade gear and rather in...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
November 08, 11:50am

RE: vivobarefoot trail freak shoes?
I haven't tried them yet but I certainly have been considering them as my next shoe. They don't seem to be as popular as their previous trail offerings? Seem to be improved, though.

In GEAR » vivobarefoot trail freak shoes?
November 07, 8:20am

RE: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
Is limiting the number of sources you drink from a good way to reduce contamination risk? Or would "decreasing the dosage" by drinking from many sources be favorable? Thoughts?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 07, 8:09am

windshirt durability
My Houdini was the one clothing item that I wore every single day on my PCH ride and PCT hike. After 200 days of everyday use it is still totally fine and only has a few very tiny punctures. It i...

In GEAR » Logic Check: Windshirt
February 18, 7:37am

Re: How cheaply have you don't the PCT
When I do long solo travels such as bicycle touring or thru-hiking, I always stick to a budget of $10/day (including unforseen circumstances). For my PCT thru hike I did not see many people after ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How cheaply have you don't the PCT
December 09, 8:25am

Re: Here's mine
What is your ZPacks "Ultrarunner"? I've been thinking about customizing a ZPacks Zero for trail running with up to five days without resupply and by the looks of it you have already ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 3 day trail run kit
October 12, 9:11am

PCT 2012 Gear Review
Finished my NOBO PCT thru-hike on August 14 and figured I'd post a little rundown on the gear I used since it had two hundred straight days of use (two and half months cycling down the US coast...

In GEAR » PCT 2012 Gear Review
September 12, 1:15pm

ibex merino on the pct
I used Ibex Woolies top and bottom on the PCT (ls shirt and long underwear) and they got torn up. Someone gave me a cotton short sleeve shirt in NorCal and I used that the rest of the time. My ex...

In GEAR » Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
September 04, 10:01am

NB MT110
I used New Balance MT110 on my PCT thru hike. Although I usually prefer as little shoe between me and the ground as possible, I thought the MT110's were good for being pretty light and basical...

In GEAR » lightweight backpacking shoes
September 03, 11:23pm

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