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Re: Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
Lots of opinions already, but I'll add mine: Stumbling through suncupped snow without a trekking pole sucks. I speak from experience. You'll waste a ton of energy on snowy sections without ...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 7:31pm

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I would not use the odor eliminator. Sounds like you have the washing process correct. I've had to dry sleeping bags and jackets for 4+ hours before to get all the clumps gone and get them c...

In GEAR » Caring for down jackets
November 13, 8:24am

Re: Breaking Slings
You should never place yourself in a situation where you might dynamically load a sling. The rope is there to absorb energy; tie in with it whenever possible. If you are worried about falling onto ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Breaking Slings
November 12, 10:55pm

Re: Clothing critique
Also very similar to what I bring, except I don't bring a down hat or booties. I also use a Cap4 instead of an R1; the R1 was always too hot for me on the move. Is the Cap1 worn during the d...

In Gear Lists » Clothing critique
November 12, 10:49pm

Re: t
I dunno about now but it was flowing strongly in January 2013 during a long dry winter.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone know if Pat Springs in Big Sur has water flowing this year, or has the drought dried it up?
November 12, 6:04pm

Re: Re: Re: thermal pro
Yes, and you can climb Everest wearing silk and wool. But I don't mind spending an extra $30 on a garment that I wear 60 days per year if it has quantifiably better performance than the cheapes...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
November 11, 12:04am

Re: thermal pro
Fleece is one of the few materials that isn't all about marketing hype. There is a significant performance difference between the cheap stuff and Polartec. Not that the cheap stuff doesn't ...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
November 10, 11:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
Wilderness Act of 1964 section 4(c) Prohibition of Certain Uses Except as specifically provided for in this Act, and subject to existing private rights, there shall be no commercial enterpri...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
Those long, cold Montana winters do strange things to a man, Tom. Next thing you know Dave will be advocating to make it legal to ride his grizzly bear in the HOV lane.

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 5:30pm

Re: Cuben fiber tarp hung on bias.
An alternative to Colin's suggestion of using cord would be to run a piece of 1" cuben tape from corner to corner. Then there will be axially aligned fibers running the length of the diago...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber tarp hung on bias.
November 10, 11:42am

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

ULA Ohm
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