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Another vote for the QD1
I really like my QD1. It is a good size/weight tradeoff and with the 20% REI discount plus any rewards saved can be bought on the cheap. It is a true double wall with a fly that goes all the ...

In GEAR » 1+ man tent sold at backcountry or REI?
March 28, 9:34am

I agree
I did zero food drops and if I did it again, I'd do the same thing. There is zero need on the AT for the additional expense of food drops and you never know exactly what you are going to need...

In GEAR » Food for the AT
March 27, 9:14pm

REI Flash
I just bought a 50L Flash on the REI Outlet that with the 20% off member coupon was $78. It is just over two pounds. I bought it for one of my boys to use backpacking but it strikes me as a r...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 27, 9:11pm

Probably been said a 1000 times. The ULA Catalyst or Circuit would be my vote for load-carrying ability. My Catalyst is as capable as any heavy load beast I have used for carrying 30-35lbs. ...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 27, 9:27am

Going to get the REI Flash for my son.

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 25, 7:05pm

No footprint here.

In GEAR » Best lightweight footprints?
March 25, 6:53pm

So many variables
You really have to be careful with subjective impressions of warmth. The relative humidity at just above freezing temps tends to make it feel much colder. Not to mention all the other variables....

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 25, 12:19pm

I got the 30 degree and as I've gotten older I sleep colder than I did as a young pup. I also bought a down puffy with hood last year to compliment the quilt so it isn't a fair compari...

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 25, 9:11am

Up until a couple years ago I never would have used a synthetic. I've hiked a lot in the GSMNP, Citco Creek and other areas in the southeast up until we moved to Washington thirteen years ago...

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 24, 10:45pm

PM Sent on the regular.

In Gear Swap » FS/FT: Montbell Burrow Bags and WTB EE quilts and Pack
March 24, 10:35pm

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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