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Bleach
I've used drops of bleach to keep a platypus gravity filter clean for the last 4 years. I flush it at home after trips when the filter will go unused for a month or more. Not the same as every ...

In GEAR » Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
October 19, 9:11am

About the same
Only differences are that I put my first aid kit on top of my pack plus my shelter (tarp usually) is either on top of my clothes/sleeping bag in trash compactor bag in line with my cook kit if no b...

In GEAR » Pack Stack Order
October 04, 11:15pm

Santa Cruz Down Works
Santa Cruz Down Works carries ULA. Try giving them a call. There is good beer and chocolate in Santa Cruz.

In GEAR » Someone in the SF Bay Area with packs I could try?
October 03, 4:40pm

Take it
About 5 years ago we were on the Lost Coast trail with the boy scouts when one of the boys noticed something about 10' off the trail down a ravine. One of the boys scrambled down and found a re...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 01, 1:05am

Point Reyes
You can put together a nice trip at Point Reyes with the best weather all year in October. You will want to stick to weekdays to avoid the crowds and will want to get reservations asap. Bonus is yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First solo trip, Northern CA or Northern NV, early October?
September 26, 5:37am

Where's the rain?
Great photos. How did you dodge the rain? We were rained on almost every trip in the Sierras this year.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 24, 10:35pm

Good you weren't up there
Paul, Love your website; thanks for all of the hard work. Just got back from Gold Lake in the Plumas NF and drove on 80 back. The smoke was horrendous, couldn't imagine hiking in it. Yesterd...

In Pre-Trip Planning » The curse of Island Lake
September 21, 9:45pm

Why have her carry weight?
Is it possible to do a couple of trips with you carrying most of the weight? Or a longer trip with pack animals carrying what you can't? That way she gets a taste of the back country to see if ...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 15, 10:14pm

Desolation wilderness is zones
Desolation wilderness issues permits based on what zone you camp in. It's different from most other places in the Sierras. http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev7_018772.pdf&a...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
September 13, 8:07am

Bring a watch
Use a watch for your alarm. Beautiful area, be sure to post your best photos.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Thousand Island, Catherine, Ediza, Minaret loop in September
August 24, 10:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Joseph Lynch

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MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
I've dealt with Cascade customer service on two occasions. The first time I called them about a car camping French press bought three or four years previously. The filter had cracked and so I want...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 22, 8:44pm