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Re: Emigrant Wilderness, Iceland Lake
Cool trip Matt, I've been meaning to make it to Iceland Lake for awhile, still haven't gotten around to doing that trip. I'll have to get breakfast at the resort next time too...

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness, Iceland Lake
July 17, 3:53pm

Re: Kings Canyon National Park
Awesome trip Bob! You were motoring if you got over Kearsarge and Glen in one day. I've been past the Baxter Pass turnoff a bunch of times and I've always been curious what's over there...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 17, 3:52pm

A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
4.5 days, 75 miles, and roughly 20,000 feet of climbing/descending. Day 1: Up the Copper Creek Trail to Granite Pass. 10 miles, 6,700 ft (!) gain. Day 2: Granite Pass to Simpson Meadow. 11 miles...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
July 17, 3:33pm

Re: Sleeping bag to quilt conversion
I converted an old cheap 20F synthetic bag into a winter overquilt by cutting out the zipper and the hood. The difference in weight was 5 oz, but I'd expect less for a nicer bag with lighter fa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sleeping bag to quilt conversion
July 06, 1:35pm

Re: Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
As usual Manfred and Michelle set the bar high for parenting at BPL. What an adventure. I am sure it will stick with the kids for many years.

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
July 01, 11:28pm

Re: Best stove that you don't intend to use
Esbit would be perfect. A Ti wing stove and two esbit tabs is like 1.5 oz. I bring a pot to eat out of even when I go no cook so that's all the extra weight it would cost. Esbit is fantastic fo...

In GEAR » Best stove that you don't intend to use
June 29, 12:42pm

Re: Storm in a tea cup
Someone was flying a quadcopter at Mirror Lake in Yosemite back in January. My friends and I were hiking down the Snow Creek Trail and could hear the thing from nearly a mile off. I had no idea wha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
June 26, 4:55pm

Re: Still My Favorite Cook Kit
This is my favorite system too. The absolute simplicity and minimal weight is what won me over. The only time I use anything different is if I need to melt snow.

In Editor's Roundtable » Still My Favorite Cook Kit
June 25, 11:51am

Re: Planning for a BPL Poll
How many nights per year do you spend in the back country?

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 23, 7:20pm

Re: share your boulders

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
June 23, 2:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm