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Bump... in case someone has updates. Leaving on Friday morning and I'm having a hard time concentrating at work.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland - 1st Week Sept
August 26, 6:21pm

The best hikes
I break my day up. Ten before noon and then a long lunch or nap then I do 5 or 6 later in the day. I try not to put myself into situations where it matters how many miles I cover and I let my bo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 25, 9:39pm

As long as you are moving
I've hiked for prolonged periods in freezing rain. The comment about thick wool socks is right on. As long as you keep moving your feet will be fine. I'm old school and still use the c...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 10:46am

EE Prodigy
I didn't say anything because the OP wanted 0-20 Deg. I've always used down bags (since 1992). The last synthetic bag I bought 12-years ago I swore would be my last. Last month I b...

In GEAR » Current light weight synthetic sleeping bags?
August 25, 10:33am

Points Down Winning
Looks like we have 5:1 for points down. I'm a points down kind of guy myself but I didn't want to influence the results. Second part....how do you secure the pole to the guyline? T...

In GEAR » Tarp Pitch - Trekking Pole point UP or DOWN
August 24, 11:20am

I knit them i
I knit them into a really smelly sweater.

In GEAR » What to do with old wool socks?
August 23, 1:59pm

Tarp Pitch - Trekking Pole point UP or DOWN
Ok... I've seen them both ways. Explain to me why you use one method vs. the other.

In GEAR » Tarp Pitch - Trekking Pole point UP or DOWN
August 23, 1:57pm

East vs. West
I've hiked the AT from Maine down to DC. I'm originally from the Midwest so I don't have a horse in this race. The AT, in Maine in particular, aims straight up, straight down with...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 23, 1:56pm

Part of a system
Part of it is personal preference and perceived utility. I have one 2 qt. collapsible bottle and it is for dirty (unfiltered) water. It is useful when you are not sleeping near a water so...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 9:42am

No Problem
I'd say go for it as long as you hang your sleeping bag & clothing with the food at night.

In Multiple Use Gear » "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
August 21, 1:33pm

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Enlightened Equipment Prodigy - 30 deg
Some context: I've been backpacking for >25 years and I've done two long distance (>500 mile) hikes during that time, along with more than I can count < 100 mile excursions. I am ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 21, 11:34am