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Katabatic
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

Meh
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

So...
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

Update
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

A lighter alternative...
is to not wash on the trail! Washing in the backcountry just creates polluted water. No one cares how smell you are on a backpacking trip. I've gone 14 days between showers on the trail and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone know of a truly odorless soap in bar form?
May 24, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Illegal
Jeff, I meant the law about BASE jumping. Not sure what was unclear about that.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 3:11pm

Illegal
BASE jumping is illegal in Yosemite National Park. These guys committed a stupid and illegal act and died doing it. If nothing else, maybe this will convince others to follow the law. Park Ran...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 2:54pm

Re: Neoair
At the end of a 25 or 30 mile day, or after night-hiking until 2 am, the last thing I'd want to do is have to scour a campsite for pointy things. YMMV.

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List & Backpack Advice!
May 07, 7:44am

Re: Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
I have the evernew 1.3, and it's absolutely perfect for the kind of cooking you're talking about. Mine has been used for hundreds of meals with no problems. 10.6 oz for a pot is crimina...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
May 06, 12:29pm

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