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short pad
Hard to say, but the combo of really narrow + drop = not as comfortable as full length. I sleep more soundly on my full length xlite, or prolite plus. I sleep somewhat fitfully on my short xlite, a...

In GEAR » Short, thick sleeping pads
November 20, 11:18pm

assaults
The problem is, overwhelmingly, that no one hikes with a gun in their hand. THAT would be a fairly effective visible deterrent. No, they typically carry the gun in their pack, and sleep with it....

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 9:30pm

ggg....
Common protection devices: Dog Knife Mace/bear spray Electroshock weapons Firearms An intelligent attacker would of course do so when someone was least expecting it, and unable to reach f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 8:43pm

women
While exceedingly rare, women do get attacked on trails. Like other crime, its often not far from a trailhead. Google "female hiker rape". That is not to say it is any more common than th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 7:52pm

short pad
I use my short xlite for most warm weather trips. I don't mind the drop, as much as the narrowness at the bottom. It takes effort to stay on if not on back. I have a piece of ccf sitpad I u...

In GEAR » Short, thick sleeping pads
November 20, 7:18pm

rocky gtx socks
I use rocky gtx socks too. I had been told size up at least 1 size, maybe even 2 sizes. Well, I wear an 11.5 and a 13 goretex sock was huge on me. About 5/8 inch longer and wider than my socke...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 18, 7:44pm

laces
I wore most tread off a couple pair of older inov8, my last have 650 miles. Did not have that problem. In fact, I yearn for the round laces and loop eyelets. They "stay put" once adju...

In GEAR » Roclite 390 GTX's shoelace design flaw
November 17, 9:00pm

poles
You don't need trekking poles,.. ..until you do.

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 8:30pm

pole length
Sticks and rocks have been known to work pretty good . you are only looking for another 1" or so. I always use a thin flattish rock or piece of wood between tip of my pole and floor of h...

In GEAR » Zpacks hexamid solo tarp with fixed length trekking pole
November 16, 8:18am

ti windscreen fosters
Suluk46 Pricey, but top notch.

In GEAR » Where can I buy Ti windscreen for Fosters Pot?
November 14, 7:44pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm