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mosquito headnet is a must
I would highly recommend a headnet for mosquitoes, some DEET around the sierras, and a woven nylon shirt (rail riders ecomesh looked good and is well reviewed although I have not tried it myself). ...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
November 11, 3:39pm

Re: How do you handle your $ on a long hike?
I recently finished the PCT with my girlfriend. We managed money by putting an equal amount of money into a checking account and using a debit card associated with that account for all expenses. I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you handle your $ on a long hike?
November 09, 7:22pm

direction and time frame
Which direction are you intending to go, when do you intend to finish, and when do you intend to start? I think this system would work fine for you as long as you hike relatively quickly so you don...

In GEAR » Layering system for PCT and 3 season hiking?
November 03, 7:46am

wildlife
I have never hiked all night long, but my experience with night hiking has been that you often see more wildlife or at least different wildlife compared to day hiking. A definite benefit in my opin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter backpacking: Hike nights, sleep days?
November 02, 8:21pm

WTB Silnylon duomid or cat cut 8x10 silnylon tarp
I am looking to buy a mld duomid in silynylob or an 8x10 cat cut silnylon tarp. Please contact me at drewgray@sbcglobal.net if you have one of the above that you want to sell. I will only be able t...

In Gear Swap » WTB Silnylon duomid or cat cut 8x10 silnylon tarp
September 20, 12:51am

Looking for Altra Lone Peak input
I am currently flip-flop thru-hiking the PCT and taking a nero in Packwood, WA. I have recently switched out my New Balance MT110's (not as durable as I thought and need more underfoot protecti...

In GEAR » Looking for Altra Lone Peak input
July 23, 1:10pm

Whirlwind Windscreen
I must admit that looks pretty neat. I would be curious to see how it performs in more real-world conditions. My concern would be that you might need a good seal with the ground and precise distanc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Whirlwind Windscreen
May 22, 2:30pm

Re: Fire fire burning bright
True that, so print this out and read it by a fire. You can even stand if you don't like sitting on your rear end. You can even burn it page by page as you read it and really stick it to the m...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Case Against Wood Fires
May 21, 2:36pm

in defense of the blog... kind of
As someone who is also concerned about scientific validity I decided to look up Sam Harris's reference. He recommends this paper at the end of the blog. Not actually citing it is kind of fishy,...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Case Against Wood Fires
May 21, 2:13pm

Re: Geigerrig Rig
Very little wear, just some dirt. I assume you cleaning question was about the water bladder which isn't difficult to clean. It has a roll top and a clip so a nice big opening at the top. The i...

In Gear Swap » FS: Lots of men's size large and some miscellaneous
May 19, 10:10am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew Zajac

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Borah Gear Stealth
My girlfriend used this pack on our PCT SOBO thru-hike. She is tough on her gear, but it lasted pretty well and shows very little in the way of wear. However, she still had a few gripes. One was that ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 09, 7:37pm

Enlightened Equipment Revelation
Tim seemingly always responds to email within a matter of minutes and sometimes hours at the longest. He has a good sense of humor. Don't call his quilts sleeping bags! He is also really willing t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 01, 12:34pm