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mt ritter/banner
I believe Muir said that Mt Ritter afforded the best overall view of the Sierra. It can be climbed there. Or maybe it is Banner that can be climbed. Im pretty sure Banner is easy climb. AH, Ri...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT rest days & mosquitos
February 26, 4:06pm

zeros
many people take their zero days at Reds Meadow, VVR, or Muir Ranch where there are beds and food. Sounds like you want somewhere on-trail? Im starting on 7/18 sobo myself. I plan one zero at ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT rest days & mosquitos
February 26, 3:33pm

T storms
Plan to get over high passes before lunch. Stay off of high passes if it looks threatening Never ever be the tallest thing around if there is a thunderstorm within several miles. Trust yo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
February 26, 3:27pm

mine
I currently use an Olite EOS i3S and clip to my cap. 0.68 oz with battery, and about 15 hrs of light on the 20L setting per AAA energizer ultimate Lithium battery. Now, 20L isnt a lot, but I...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
February 26, 3:17pm

black rubbers
There are black UV resistant rubber bands used for offshore fishing. Google Fathom Offshore and rubber bands. Come in # 64 Or just google UV resistant rubber bands, will probably generate a lot...

In GEAR » Quality Rubber Bands
February 25, 8:08pm

1 cup pot.
zelph usually includes the 1 cup pot free when you buy a fosters pot. Ive got a couple of them.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 25, 7:50pm

pot
The typical noodle or freeze dried meal that says 2 cups of water, really only needs 1.5 or so when soaking FBC style, it doesnt absorb the water like it does when boiling. Most of us are carrying...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 25, 7:22pm

indicator
The way I see it, one can put their filter in their sleeping bag for free. Those that dont in freezing conditions like to live dangerously anyway.

In GEAR » Sawyer Filter Freeze Indicator
February 25, 5:19pm

AT
I have seen very very few real UL hikers on the AT. Quite a few lightwt packs like the jam or circuit, but very few persons actually under 10 lb base wt. Quite a few overloaded Jams that people bo...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 24, 7:09pm

matches
1 book paper matches and couple of vaselined cotton balls in a snack ziplock. I can do without the food if needed, more for fire starting ability. Ive said it many times, only about 600 out o...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 23, 6:50pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm