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No way
My fancy binoculars (that I don't take backpacking) weigh 2 lbs., and even the heavy-duty, wide strap that I have ends up making my neck sore after the end of a long day in the field. I don...

In GEAR » Found UL rapid adjustment binocular harness only 1 oz
April 25, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Oy
I wasn't saying not to worry about nutrition generally. Heck, I'm a marathon runner, and if I didn't watch what I ate, I would be the size of a whale. But I do think that when you&#...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutritional composition
April 25, 9:09am

Some people way overthink diet issues on long hikes. I've done two thru-hikes and a 900-mile section on mostly junk food and was just fine. If you are eating a reasonably diverse diet (i.e. n...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutritional composition
April 24, 8:14pm

But I don't bring a groundcloth with me when I use the bivy, so the bivy is my groundcloth.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cowboy camping and the bivy
April 17, 7:16pm

Re: Re: AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers
"A drop in the bucket. Over 2500 people thru hiked last year, plus all the other users." That's a plenty big enough sample size for this sort of poll. Presidential polls typically...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers
April 16, 10:00pm

Driducks should be fine. I used an O2 Rainshield (same material) on my thru, and the same jacket lasted me the entire trail. It will keep you dry, and it breathes better than anything except eVen...

In GEAR » Rain jacket for Wa. Pct
April 15, 10:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Another PCT list.
Echoing Clint, yeah, that super sucks about Golden Oak Spring. I remember that being a wonderful little oasis after the slog out of Tehachapi Pass. We didn't start hiking out of Tehachapi u...

In Gear Lists » Another PCT list.
April 07, 7:28pm

Re: Another PCT list.
A few comments: - You are going to have plenty of cold mornings before KM. Are you okay hiking with just your shirt in 30 degrees? Or wearing your down jacket while hiking? Despite the drough...

In Gear Lists » Another PCT list.
April 07, 11:49am

I had a pair of Leki Carbonlites last me for my entire PCT hike plus all but the last 2 days of my CDT hike--I got knocked over by 60+ mph gusts coming down from a pass in Glacier and fell on one o...

In GEAR » Best trekking poles for CDT thru hike
March 20, 9:45pm

Re: Re: PCT List, etc
My Exodus FS failure and the one I heard about were just random leaks. If I blew it up early in the morning, it would stay full at first but be empty by the end of the day. The other guy I met tr...

In Gear Lists » Beavers PCT List
March 18, 3:19pm

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