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Organization helps me relax because I can be more efficient. Red stuff sack - warm stuff: jacket, beanie, gloves, Blue - rain stuff Yellow: in the tent, nighttime stuff: sleep shirt/socks, an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 06, 8:47pm

Squeeze Tubes
Another option could be to use reusable squeeze tubes: Coghlans Squeeze Tubes

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Peanut butter and FBC
March 25, 11:19am

What size?
I have a pair of Microspikes, new in box, never used. Men's Medium Black. $45 shipped - US.

In Gear Swap » WTB microspikes
March 21, 2:20am

Re: Run!
Start off slow with very little distance, like 1 mile. Seriously. I suspect your knees are hurting because you are striking with your heels or your IT band is tight. Starting off slow will ease ...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
February 24, 12:36am

Merrill Moab Mid
The Merrell Moab comes in a mid without gtx but it's not a trail runner. I will say, however, it is a comfortable shoe that doesn't require break in for me.

In GEAR » A mid-height trail runner that scrambles well and sheds snow/dust?
February 03, 1:33pm

Zipper pull
No one has mentioned a zipper pull if one is already on your pack or jacket. You could always add one that is more substantial than the tiny lightweight ones.

February 02, 10:03pm

La Sportiva?
These are not mids but they do have an integrated gator. or these:

In GEAR » A mid-height trail runner that scrambles well and sheds snow/dust?
February 02, 9:56pm

Roclite 286
The Roclite 286 looks available on Based in the UK but they have free shipping to the US. Their customer service is good too.

In GEAR » A mid-height trail runner that scrambles well and sheds snow/dust?
February 02, 1:13pm

Not 100% nylon but maybe these meet your needs (and they are available in Navy blue): Craghoppers Kiwi Trowsers

In GEAR » Looking for Poly Travel Pants - in Navy Blue
February 02, 10:11am

Goal Zero
I have used the Goal Zero Nomad 7 with the Guide-10 (4xAA) battery pack. The Nomad 7 can charge a device through a USB port or charge an accessory like the Guide-10 via it's 12V output. The U...

In GEAR » Solar Charger?
February 02, 10:05am

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