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On the trail solution
A small bottle of kids bubble will dual use as a good airmat leak tester. I has a Pacific Outdoor Equipment (POE) POS so I fixed a couple dozen small leak in heat seal areas. At home a spray bott...

In GEAR » Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7.
March 02, 10:31am

Kings Canyon
I would head into Kings Canyon. I started in Yosemite but after a couple year and the JMT discovered SEKI. While I have done a couple of trips into Yosemite since, Kings Canyon was my go to Sierr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierras Newbie
March 02, 10:21am

Re: Or don't carry it ...
"My approach some time back was to stop carrying it, and I haven't missed it. Can be messy, can go 'bad', somewhat of a hassle for resupply in general, and I've seen situations...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 02, 10:16am

It depends
What is your hiking speed? If you are relatively fast, 4 months then a NoBo could also be an option. Also, I would tend to push the SoBo start time back especially if you are a faster hiker. If ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Appalachian Trail Thruhike Start Time
February 28, 10:15am

Winter where?
Mike, my normal "winter gear" base weight comes in right about 10lbs but it could be apples and oranges. My 20 deg quilt, bivy, mid, and xtherm has allowed me to go down to 0f when usin...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
February 20, 11:36am

Cutting it too light
In the original spirit of another thread gone astray........ Most of us have been able to shed weight without sacrificing safety but I also suspect many of us have taken it too far. Just this week...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
"Hi gg-man, I am confident in my ability to keep moving, thanks to lone peak 2.0s (love those things) I indeed have a long sleeve base layer, OR echo (love that thing as well) Curious...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 10:50am

Re: Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
While I would do a slightly different combo I don't think you are far off for one big reason. your goal is to do 30 pd which means that you will be walking or sleeping with little down time. ...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 10:13am

Re: Reduce "flapping" in silnylon shelters
I made a cuben pyramid but the issues you described are not limited to silnylon. I designed my shelter to use two trekking poles exactly as you describe. The only difference is that I reversed th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Reduce "flapping" in silnylon shelters
February 17, 8:49am

Re: PCT gear list
"Sorry to tell you, long pants will not keep you cleaner on that trail......I wore Rail Riders pants with bottoms that Velcro shut and had dirt up to my thighs each night.. ..and yea wet wipes...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
February 16, 6:27pm

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