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Hip pad
I'm a side sleeper and my hip bone was digging through my Ridgerest foam pad on the CT so I cut a piece of foam (~8"x12") for my hip. Helped tremendously, but I'll have to try the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
May 20, 11:59am

Cooking in MLD Mids during rain
I have decided to take my new MLD Speedmid on my Colorado Trail thru hike this July. I will be sharing the shelter with one other person. My question is can cook inside in rainy conditions with thi...

In GEAR » Cooking in MLD Mids during rain
June 02, 10:47am

Found this after a quick search on the internet. "Coconut shell carbon particularly good at trihalomethane removal." I think the Frontie...

In GEAR » Water Treatmen/Filtration
May 14, 3:48pm

Side affects of bleach use?
I am very interested in the idea of using the combo of the Frontier Pro and bleach for my CO Trail thru. However, I've rumors that bleach can produce hazardous byproducts(trihalomethanes, etc.)...

In GEAR » Water Treatmen/Filtration
May 14, 3:25pm

Current Plan
Thanks for all the help guys. My current plan is to drop the long underwear/fleece layers until Breck or Twin Lakes and add them just for insurance/piece of mind. I remember parts of the CDT being ...

In Gear Lists » Clothing, Colorado Trail in July.
May 14, 10:11am

Rain pants
Looks good! Pretty similar to mine except for the rainpants. I have never found the need for them for summer in Colorado. In rain I like to hike in shorts. The legs stay warm if you are moving. If ...

In Gear Lists » Colorado summer gear list
May 12, 10:41am

Ultralight epiphany during scouts
Great story! I converted to ultralight backpacking during scouts too. We went on a 6 day trip in the Weminuche Wilderness of Colorado. I remember weighing my pack at just shy of 50lbs. I also r...

In Editor's Roundtable » The 45-Year-Old Boy Scout
May 12, 10:27am

Water purification
Thanks for the insight Chris! What did you use to purify water? I would love to not bring my 14oz filter if I can help it? Aqua Mira maybe? Or is the wait time for giardia and crypo not worth it?

In Gear Lists » Clothing, Colorado Trail in July.
May 11, 9:38am

Finishing the first week of August. For socks did you do 1 nylon dress for sleeping, and 2 for hiking?

In Gear Lists » Clothing, Colorado Trail in July.
May 10, 1:00am

Clothing, Colorado Trail in July.
Been thinking a lot about my clothing for my CT thru hike this summer. I will be south-bound starting first week in July and finishing the first week of August. Any opinions on lightening my carrie...

In Gear Lists » Clothing, Colorado Trail in July.
May 09, 11:42pm

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