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Cap 4
I have used the Cap 4 material a bit now and really like it. It insulates a bit but really breathes well when you are working up a sweat. Throw a wind layer over it and it becomes much warmer.

In Gear Lists » Patagonia Expedition base layer help
December 16, 2:47pm

Rab Demand
This is a really nice breathable jacket with very good weight. It's no longer available. I searched a long time to find an xl. Highly recommended.

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab Demand
December 11, 9:31pm

Camo pack
If more people in the South backpacked, he'd sell a lot of those camo packs. Maybe Lawson can do a blue camo.

In GEAR » Lawson Outdoor Equipment Backpack
December 02, 12:03pm

Same Caldera Cone, 3 pots, AGG 3 cup=Toaks .9L wide
I have the same cone, Toak .9 l, and snow peak bowl. Have you tried cooking in the snow peak bowl with this set up. The snow peak bowl is shorter, so I wondered how it burns.

In Multiple Use Gear » Same Caldera Cone, 3 pots, AGG 3 cup=Toaks .9L wide
December 01, 9:51am

I almost always use a frameless pack. For total pack weights under about 15 pounds, I am happy with a Zpacks Zero with only a webbing waist belt; no weight at all is supported on the hips. From a...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 8:57am

*Mitts. But miss is funnier. April in southern Appalachia, I'm not to concerned about a neck seal, but take what makes you comfy. And have a great trip.

In Gear Lists » Clothing Critique: AT Thru - 4/3/15 start
November 22, 9:16pm

I would probably leave the miss at home. I might leave the hood at home. I would leave the buff at home. You could use a Cap 4 on top inserted of fleece and lighter bottoms

In Gear Lists » Clothing Critique: AT Thru - 4/3/15 start
November 22, 6:11pm

Back on Track
I really LOVED your post. All of it. More young girls should learn this from someone.

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 3:45pm

Sequoia Family Hike, Mountain Home State Forest, 11-7-14
Great seeing all the mountain scenes. Even better seeing your beautiful family enjoying it they way they should.

In Post-Trip Reports » Sequoia Family Hike, Mountain Home State Forest, 11-7-14
November 20, 9:37am

Water Strategy
Fausto: Experience will fix your problem of carrying too much water, especially if you are paying attention to it. In an attempt to speed up the learning curve, its been my experience that, at ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 11:39am

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