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Only reasons are : It will make it heavier, and it will make it warmer. depends on what you do in warmer weather if it will bother you there. also, do you even need it if you are carrying c...

In GEAR » WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
February 07, 6:31pm

off trail
Its damned hard to navigate by compass when you cant see anything to take a bearing on and maintain line of sight on. About all you can do is dead reckoning, and with the detours required by o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Off Trail Hiking in East Tennessee
February 07, 12:31pm

150D cuben hybrid
OMG people must love to read what they type. The answer is........... NO.

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 06, 2:09pm

theres usually other desirable properties at stake besides just weight The lower the base weight gets, the harder and more $$$ it can cost though. At some point, it requires switching to cuben ...

In GEAR » how much would you spend to save weight
February 06, 2:06pm

Tachyon got lighter last yr. Large wemt from about 2.4 to 1.9,at least mine did.

In Gear Lists » Springer Mountain to Unicoi Gap Section hike May 2015
January 30, 8:00pm

cal and distance
Calorie burned will always be somewhat guesswork. Maps work fine for distance. Weightloss vs calorie intake will give expenditure. Or, assume 100 cal per mile on flat ground, maybe 150 on ...

In GEAR » What do you use to keep track of distance travelled/steps taken/calories burned on a thru hike?
January 30, 7:08pm

Best is a 4 letter word. I like my zelph flat bottom foster pot, mesh pot stand, tealight stove, flashing windscreen. About 1.9 oz all together. 1.95 with a square of al foil i put under it.

In GEAR » Alcohol Solo Cook Set (Best and Lightest)
January 29, 9:50pm

Bread bags

In GEAR » Alternatives to Rocky Gore Socks
January 29, 9:02pm

down wash
First, dont be afraid. Second, your choice is to wash it, or live with a non-lofting smelly bag. Pretty much limited worth, so realize if you dont wash it, its no longer worth $400. Like not fi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » NikWax, anyone used it?
January 28, 8:56pm

Drops have never been that accurate, but it also doesnt really need to be. Last yr i noticed AM changed their dropper tips on the 1 oz bottles. The old ones were squared off flat tips, new ones ...

In GEAR » Opinions on the Clelland aquamira mix method?
January 27, 10:01pm

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