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Re: Helium HD vs Super Mica
As has been mentioned, opt for the better warranty. A 2.5 layer shell WILL wet out on you someday, often not long after purchasing it, and it's nice to be able to replace it hassle-free. Marmot...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 05, 12:45pm

good question.
Some ten years ago, I bought one of my first pieces of "hiking" clothing. A white EMS hoodie made of "techwick"--like knock-off Capilene. It was cute, great for summer sun, and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 28, 2:38pm

Re: Rails to trails
"I think the biggest problem in the US are distances between logistical stops. You need accommodation and food at regular intervals for a succesful popular trail. Offering paid accommodation a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 25, 2:20pm

thanks all!
Did not mean to make it sound like I'm hoping to make an epic journey into the mountains in the coming days, or even weeks. I realize it's a long road, and luckily I've got great friend...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking after abdominal surgery
March 25, 10:41am

backpacking after abdominal surgery
Hey all, I'm in the early stages of recovering from an emergency hysterectomy due to some postpartum complications, and on top of that I'm one month into being a first-time parent! Life has...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking after abdominal surgery
March 24, 1:56pm

If you swap out your pack midway, you'll end up with TWO nasty, sweaty packs that you'll want to throw in a bonfire when you're done. I would just choose one to sacrifice and stick with...

In Gear Lists » 2014 AT NOBO gear list
October 29, 10:49am

Re: Ticks
Re: "I wish a new vaccine would be developed." The problem with Lyme is that it's a bacterial infection, so vaccines cannot provide long-term immunity. My mother's dog received...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
October 28, 10:29am

stratospire 2
My partner and I just picked up a Stratospire 2 this fall. We've only used it on short 1-2 night trips, but we're pretty in love with the design. We got by sharing a 1-person tent for a lon...

In GEAR » SMD Lunar Duo - Explorer vs.TT StratoSpire 2
October 28, 9:12am

Re: Softshell water resistant pants for me
If I had the money, I would spring for a shell pant made from Polartec Neoshell (Rab makes nice ones). The material is a great compromise between softshell and hardshell. Waterproof, but great brea...

In GEAR » Backpacking snow shell pants
October 28, 9:00am

Since no one has mentioned it, I'll put in a good word for polypropylene liner gloves. They come in black or navy blue and can be had for $5-10 at Army Surplus stores (or check Amazon). I'm...

In GEAR » Best cold weather mitt liner
October 28, 8:56am

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