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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

Permits etc.
The permits exist because there are so many hikers nowadays that the numbers starting each day were overwhelming the number of available campsites in SoCal, meaning that people ended up trampling f...

In Gear Lists » Beavers PCT List
March 18, 8:07am

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'm leaning towards stitching on some tenacious tape or the like to get through the cleaning and then a professional repair after that. I will post an up...

In GEAR » Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
March 17, 10:14am

[I missed the part where you said that you were new to lightweight hiking, so I've edited this to make it a bit more eductional. Echoing Ken, I think you need to do more research. A 35 d...

In Gear Lists » SirTonka's 2015 PCT Gear List
March 16, 10:00pm

Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
On the PCT, I accidentally made a 1" cut in the outside of my WM Summerlite. I patched it with duct tape, and the tape has held fine for a couple of years now. I'd like to get the tear f...

In GEAR » Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
March 16, 11:42am

6 L was the most I carried, but I think my longest carry was something like 24 miles. Also, golden oak spring was beautiful when I was there. This is yet another reason I ****ing hate cows.

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT: Most water carried?
March 02, 7:28am

Rain gear
I think it would be stupid to ditch your rain gear and just go with an umbrella. Remember, the divide is not like the AT or even the PCT. First, unlike the PCT, no one makes it through a CDT thru...

In Gear Lists » Help me lighten up for the CDT
February 27, 3:30pm

Food bag
Contrary to the comment above, I'm not aware of any place outside the Sierra that requires bear-resistant food storage. On the PCT, I slept with my food every night except when I had a caniste...

In GEAR » Food bag
February 18, 3:00pm

(I just browsed the comments above, so apologies if I'm repeating anything) Gloves: if you get cold hands, start with gloves. We had plenty of nights in the 30s and a few below freezing in ...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
February 16, 10:13pm

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