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Re: backcountry skis
So I changed my plans a little bit and decided to take a tele clinic at Mad River Glen just to see if it was feasible to start right off the bat with tele gear. They had me in super stiff 4 buc...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry/Tele Skiing
March 29, 11:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: weights
Don't forget, some people actually can sleep comfortably on a foam mat on the ground.

In GEAR » Hammock vs. Tarp/ Bivy vs. Tarptent
March 26, 1:40pm

Re: rolled ankles
My entire life I've had issues with rolling my ankles and things never really improved too much until I switched to backpacking in trail runners. I still roll them once-in-a-while but the frequ...

In GEAR » Last shoe thread,PROMISE! Montrail Jawbone
March 25, 9:26am

Re: Tarp/bug net tent at 14 ounces
>>> tarp/bug net tent at 14 ounces Yow! That's as light as it gets. Does that weight include the stakes? What system will you be using? <<< You probably have mul...

In GEAR » Hammock vs. Tarp/ Bivy vs. Tarptent
March 24, 10:00am

Re: Re: MYOG Cuben/Momentum Quilt
That thing is going to be waaaarm!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben/Momentum Quilt
March 23, 8:56am

Re: NE hike
Get a copy of the AMC White Mountain Guide. You can sometimes find a new copy on Amazon pretty cheap too.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need help planning a Backpacking trip in New England!
March 17, 7:17am

Re: Beginner Friendly Backpacking Out West
What time of year are you thinking?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heading West
March 10, 2:12pm

Re: wtb trekking pole
If you don't use poles for walking, have you checked into just buying a tent pole sized for your duomid? Gossamer Gear sells a 49" pole for $12 and it weighs 3 ounces. MLD has lighter ones...

In Gear Swap » wtb trekking pole
March 09, 1:27pm

Re: Re: Re: ever feel a little bit stupid
How does a stupid quote thread exist without quotes from the king of stupid quotes...? "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice th...

In Chaff » ever feel a little bit stupid
March 09, 9:32am

Re: sorta
I do a little running to keep in shape and I also have a nice area near work where I can get a 7 mile loop hike done in the morning (if I can get myself out of bed early enough).

In Philosophy & Technique » do you train for backpacking? How?
March 09, 7:32am

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am