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In Gear Swap » FS: Summer Cleanout - Clothing, Inov-8s, Rain Gear, Tyvek & More!
September 16, 3:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
I feel pretty comfortable about the durability of the Klymit fabric (especially since it spends most of its time snugly wrapped in Dyneema, but I'm not 100% convinced of the valve area- I'v...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 10, 9:30am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
The Klymit pad definitely adds a good bit of support to the pack, and without it, the Exodus just turns into any other frameless pack (albeit with really cushy padding and load lifters). I have ...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 10, 8:40am

After a year
I've had my upgraded Exodus for about a year now, and have taken it on a good number of trips, including a JMT thru. I am not sure how much weight I've carried in it (my max was on the JMT ...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 09, 9:07pm

Re: Feedback on Paul at East Side Sierra Shuttle
I actually meant to add something onto this thread as well. I did end up using Paul for a Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport Shuttle after my JMT thru (I HAD to use Sunday as my travel day, so ESTA wasn&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Experiences with Eastern Sierra Long-Distance Shuttle Services?
September 07, 1:43pm

Cleaning Sawyer Mini After Long Periods
I have been a happy Sawyer Mini user all summer, but I've been off-trail for about a month and a half since my JMT thru. I'm starting to poke through my gear to get ready for my fall tri...

In GEAR » Cleaning Sawyer Mini After Long Periods
September 07, 9:43am

Thumbs down
I had 2 go on me on the JMT within 8-10 days. (They were the newest version and were brand new out of the box.) Back to Smartwater bottles for me.

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
August 28, 9:21pm

When I was there
Important: This was current as of late July, but I have not seen any updates to their site/FB page. When I went, they were indeed running morning ferries, leaving the resort at 8,9, and 10. (I.e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » VVR ferry
August 21, 4:58pm

Just out of curiosity, what kind of pad are you using? At the temps you cited, it's unlikely that you're getting cold from the ground (unless you're using something ludicrously unsuited...

In GEAR » Another Quilt Discussion
August 19, 7:54pm

Smartwater bottle
I have taken to just keeping an empty Smartwater bottle in my other water bottle pocket, filling it up, and then pouring into the sawyer bottle. If I need to carry more than a liter, then the Smart...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Tips
August 15, 9:36pm

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