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Fleece vs Puffy
I don't think its an either or. I use fleece insulation to be warm enough when moving and puffys to go over top for breaks. So for summer in the rockies I don't bring a fleece as a long...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 09, 11:10am

Re: Light Pack for Family Trips? (60L+ and 35 lbs+ capacity)
Maybe ULA would do a custom catalyst with a longer extension collar to get more space. Maybe a Six moon designs starlite with stay. For family trips I use an old MEC Serratus pack that after ...

In GEAR » Light Pack for Family Trips? (60L+ and 35 lbs+ capacity)
April 06, 10:01pm

Re: Re: Upright canister stoves
I really like the optimus crux because of how well it stores. With other stoves i always had a hard time fittine the canister stove and wind screen in the pot so the lid would fit on.

In GEAR » Upright canister stoves
April 06, 9:58am

Or it will use the the cell signal you are transmitting to target and remove unwanted threats from the back country.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drones and phones
April 03, 3:42pm

I like having everything but my bag and food packed for the next trip so when I get home I pull out everything that needs drying or washing and get that started. Then go have a shower. When done ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 3:40pm

Re: Enlightened Equipment vs Jacks R Better - advice please
Have you considered a synthetic quilt for the summer? The big benefit would be for winter if you layered your quilt over top of your bag it would likely put the dew point into the quilt where the ...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment vs Jacks R Better - advice please
April 02, 5:34pm

What is your baseweight and total pack weight going to be? Do you need a frame? Are you using a CCF pad as a frame? Are you going to run at any point in time where bounce will be a concern? ...

In GEAR » Speed Hike Pack Recommendations
March 31, 4:11pm

Probably a 40 deg bag
I would bet this is more like a 40 deg bag. You need anut 12 oz of 800 fillto get to 32 f. So that is about 16 oz of 600 fill. That means you only have 8 oz for shell and zippers with is what t...

In Gear Deals » Wal-mart Ozark Zone down sleeping bag
March 31, 10:37am

Re: Re: CDT THRU 2013
http://litetrail.com/shop/cooking/litetrail-titanium-solid-fuel-cook-system Above is a 3 oz cook system with a 2 cup capacity And at zpacks you can get a 7 x 9 cuban tarp at 5.3 oz. In gen...

In GEAR » Ultralight Gear 'lists'
March 29, 10:14am

Re Marmot Precip, That sounds like the same situation as my Wifes precip that Marmot refused to replace. Instead it went back to REI.

In GEAR » Warranty expectations from high end gear companies
March 26, 6:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm