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Re: Garmin Etrex Vista HCx
+1 One of my favorite features is that one that allows you to download and print your trip map and elevation profile. Decent screen, easy to use and reasonably light.

In GEAR » Garmin Etrex Vista HCx
February 16, 9:00am

Re: Philmont rocky trails
Good photos and shows the reality of some of the trails there. But the question still remains, is it better to hike those trails in boots or trail runners? I took boots last time but am using...

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
February 15, 1:39pm

Re: CT Topo Map Book
I found it useful, both for planning and during the hike. And +1 for the other resources Mags mentions.

In GEAR » CT Topo Map Book
February 10, 11:51am

Re: Looking for a 4000 ci. UL pack - ZPack?
Another option might be the ZPack Exo. I think he will make you one that comes in around 3800 ci. It's more expensive than the Pinnacle and it has a roll top instead of a lid, but it has a susp...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4000 ci. UL pack
February 10, 9:59am

Umbrella & Trekking Poles
"I take it if you use an umbrella, you don't use trekking poles?" Oh, oh." I use both, each depending on the circumstances. I don't 'have' to use either one. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
February 08, 6:51am

Re: I need a new pack
Have you looked at the ZPack Exo?

In GEAR » I need a new pack
February 07, 7:01pm

Re: Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
Good article Francis! Ever since I first heard of using an umbrella (in your book Hike Your Own Hike?) I've always taken one. Don't use it all the time, but it's handy to have when I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
February 07, 3:30pm

Re: Re: ba iac
Kier, A couple of weeks ago I used my BA IAC for 2 nights. The first night it got down to 35 and I was comfortable. The next night it got down to 25 and I was miserable (very cold). I've h...

In GEAR » Sleeping pad R-Value questions
February 07, 12:00pm

Re: new hanger introduction
Welcome Justin! I converted my hyperlite to a ring buckle setup and haven't done the whoopie sling so I can't comment on that. In my experience the underside insulation is more impor...

In Hammocks » new hanger introduction
February 07, 10:19am

Re: About Time.....
Hmmm.... that may be an option for my hammock. Expensive, but still less expensive than a down underquilt and can be used when I have to go to ground. Does that count as 'dual use'?

In GEAR » NeoAir Xtherm - In Stock at Cabelas !!!
February 07, 9:08am

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Zpacks Exo with external stays
I recently returned from a 10 day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch and took a ZPack Exo external frame pack. My base weight was 10 pounds but I wanted a pack that could handle the extra weight and volu...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 26, 1:55pm