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Outside pockets
I love the outside pockets on my Mariposa Plus. I can pack all my stuff in the main pack body then pack the tent/poles in the long outside pocket, on-the-go snacks and extra water bottle in the ot...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
September 18, 9:03pm

Charge off your car battery while driving
If you're going to have your car with you, you can get a 12V battery charger (I use them for RC plane batteries and 12V batteries) and charge the deep cycle marine battery off that. Also bring...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Car camping - Solar questions
September 18, 8:48pm

Another example of busybodies exerting more control where it isn't necessary. As was previously said, let natural selection take its course. It it were an issue of 'bare selfies' th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Colorado Trail Closed Because of Bear Selfies
September 14, 1:35pm

I still like my chiropractor

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Herniated disc :-( whinging
August 31, 6:05pm

If you haven't already consulted with a chiropractor, I would recommend it. A good chiropractor will give you an evaluation and should be able to determine if you would benefit from chiropract...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Herniated disc :-( whinging
August 26, 1:11pm

FS: Patagonia Capilene 3 Long Sleeve 1/4 Zip Tee (Small)
Patagonia Capilene 3 Long Sleeve 1/4 Zip Tee (Small) 1 - Small, black 1 - Small, Gray Both have been worn once or twice. Too snug for me. $20 each, shipped US. $35 for both, shipped US.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Capilene 3 Long Sleeve 1/4 Zip Tee (Small)
August 05, 3:45pm

Check out these
I also like a wide toe box. La Sportive's have been narrow for me in the past but I will check out the new Wildcats. These are the ones I have liked the most: Inov-8 Roclite 295 (lower drop...

In GEAR » Trail runners with wide toe box
July 20, 12:31am

Main pack as day pack
I just did this with my Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus. The stuff I wanted to carry would not have been as comfortable in a small daypack with small straps. The only thing I did not like was that I ...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit as daypack
July 17, 5:29pm

PM sent
Dave, I have some and I just sent you a PM. I'm also in SoCal. Mike

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kahtoola Microspikes Medium
June 08, 1:52pm

Grand Canyon Escalante Route
Here's one from this set.: Grand Canyon Phone: iPhone 5 App: Camera App - Panorama ">

In Photography » The Great Cellphone Camera Challenge!
May 25, 5:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike In Socal

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Black Diamond Ultra Distance
I got the Black Diamond Ultra Distance poles as a gift in 2011. They performed admirably on a 35 mile trip through the Grand Canyon this past April. The bottom sections did get pretty scratched up t...

In Trekking Poles
May 19, 9:36pm