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Water
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

Comments
(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

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Shelter: take the bigger shelter if you want, but realize that you will probably not be spending much time awake in your shelter. Most thru-hikers do 25-30ish miles a day once they get up to full ...

In Gear Lists » PCT - NOBO
February 11, 1:32pm

PCT
I don't have time to pour over your list, but I can maybe help answer some of your questions: Sleeping bag: why not just get a good liner? I used a 30 degree bag with a bivy sack and a silk...

In Gear Lists » Just another 2015 NOBO PCT gear list (input needed/welcomed)
February 03, 10:38am

Re: PCT 2015 NoBo Thru
I think this needs some work. - I hike with an umbrella, and even if you're hiking in shorts and a t-shirt, there is no way that your little umbrella will keep all of the sun off of you. Mu...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 NoBo Thru
January 27, 12:49pm

NB and Hokas
I run and hike in cushioned shoes, and I have spent a lot of time trying on trail runners in search of that perfect level of plushness. My current go-to shoe is the NB Leadville 1210. I think t...

In GEAR » Soft and squishy shoes for backpacking?
January 02, 1:12pm

Re: Advice from long distance walkers....
I guess I'll divide this into two parts. As for careers and all, I think the key thing is to make the existential leap of faith that things will be okay when you get back. If you have saved...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 18, 11:10am

Haven
My wife and I used the Haven/net tent on the CDT and had more than enough space for 2 20" pads. Compared to the Lunar Duo, the Haven is 9 ounces lighter and better ventilated and has more...

In GEAR » recommendations for 2p UL shelter
December 17, 8:13am

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