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On my thru, I used a Summerlite (off the shelf, not overstuffed), MLD Superlight bivy, and a Z-lite. I slept in my Montbell Thermawrap most nights, and in the Sierra I often added gloves, powerste...

In Gear Lists » seeking help with sleeping/clothing insulation for 2016 PCT
August 21, 9:10am

Wow, as an ecologist, I can only say that there is some AWFUL logic in that abstract. You might be more likely to be killed by a male bear than a female with cubs, but for me the only question tha...

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 01, 10:00pm

I thought this was a lightweight backpacking site
The 10-ounce Leicas are too heavy for compact bins that you will not be using often. I have the Zeiss Conquest 8 x 20 and they come in at 6.5 ounces according to Zeiss (my version is a few years o...

In GEAR » Backpacking binoculars
July 30, 11:52am

The silver never comes out? I doubt that very much. Studies on silver nanoparticles have shown that they pretty much all end up in the water after a few washings. Of course, the bigger issue r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Copper vs silver as an antimicrobial agent for synthetic clothing
July 04, 7:06pm

The internet tells me that copper is poisonous in small amounts (beyond the micro amounts you need as a nutrient). Better living through chemistry, right? My advice: just lighten up and live w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Copper vs silver as an antimicrobial agent for synthetic clothing
July 04, 4:42pm

One more vote for no strings attached. Unless it's going to be right around the temperature limit for the bag, I just use the straps close up the opening a bit. I tuck the quilt edges under m...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilt user question
June 11, 3:27pm

Here's a textbook example of a study you should ignore. - miniscule sample size - not published in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal (it's a conference proceedings) - lack of controls...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 08, 10:09pm

Eric, are you trying to say that BASE jumping is as deadly as taking pictures of bison? Surely you understand that the number of people engaging in wildlife viewing, hiking, and standing on the ed...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 26, 2:16pm

Thanks for the tips everyone. After posting, I remembered that my bag and its duct tape patch have been in the dryer several times already to fluff up the down or dry it after a wet trip. Kno...

In GEAR » Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
May 26, 10:10am

Re: Re: A lighter alternative...
Hand washing with a "reservoir" still creates unnecessary polluted water that is bad for the plants and animals along the trail. You can use a little hand sanitizer to kill the germs--th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone know of a truly odorless soap in bar form?
May 25, 9:21am

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm