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frameless
Its practicle anytime the user is comfortable enough to use it. Lots of variables that impact final user happiness. Cost, how its packed, torso length of pack, wt carried, hipbelt, bulk, comple...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 8:45am

jmt list
Straw hats can fall apart when wet. Depends on hat My Oakley prescription sunglasses were my favorite gear item. I wear one pr thin wool or synthetic, change every 10 miles or so due to dirt ...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2015: Preparing Way Too Early
November 25, 8:46pm

Arc Blast repairs
Today, I finally got around to making some repairs on my Arc Blast pack. The needed repairs were to restore higher water integrity, as well as strengthen areas that were damaged by carrying a bear...

In GEAR » Arc Blast repairs
November 23, 5:25pm

altaplex
I don't see this as anything more than a solo+ sized solplex . I think its a good size and nice shelter. I am quite glad zpacks doesn't just make the same thing as everyone else.

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 23, 2:03am

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

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