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You cant make shelter reservations until 30 days before . You have to get a permit as well, and keep it with you. Leaf peep-ing time is a one of the busier times in GSMNP. Lots of folks out hikin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
June 02, 9:11pm

GSMNP options
A few folks have hired shuttle providers to bring them a food drop at NFG so they didnt have to lug it the first half. Either mailed it to them, or maybe they did their shuttle and left it with the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
June 02, 7:47pm

Take everything you need, or plan on hitchiking into Gatlinburg or Cherokee.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
June 02, 5:30am

food volume.
Your dinner volume, is probably 20-25% or so of your total daily calories. Mine, is 17%. You know the volume of the cannister ~650 in3. Make a small box as big as you will need for 1 day, you a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help Pimp my MTR to Whitney Food System
June 01, 6:03am

living in a tent
"why dont I live in a tent?" Id say just because I think it would suck, and be a big drain on the focus you could put on school. Living out of an old camper-van would be emminently ...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
May 31, 10:06pm

montbell spiral down hugger stuff sack
I do nothing with them, because I put mine in a cuben zpacks sack, but I think the idea of getting it into the larger shape first, then pushing into the smaller is right. It over-compresses it IMO

In GEAR » Montbell Spiral Down Hugger stuff sack
May 31, 1:08pm

For hard dry ground you need thin Ti stakes For loose soft ground, you can use longer fatter stakes OR put a rock or log on your thin Ti stakes you dont want to have to try to get the fat st...

In GEAR » Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
May 31, 9:33am

NB minimus zero trail V2
Anyone have any experience with the NB minimus zero trail V2? I did a search here and not much came up. I tried on a pair today and my opinion in the store was pretty positive as far as what I ...

In GEAR » NB minimus zero trail V2
May 29, 7:22pm

washing bag
My suggestion, is to tub wash it by hand. DWR coated bags, dont wet out well, trap air when wet, and the bag just kind of floats there sometimes in a washer while the washer spins around it. E...

In GEAR » Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
May 29, 7:01pm

mrt to whitney food
I can get 8 days of ~3500 cal per day in it. At 3000, it might be 9 days . 12 days, I dont really think so. With 8 days in the can, and 1st day(1/2 day after resupply) in the pack, I plan to m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help Pimp my MTR to Whitney Food System
May 28, 6:57pm

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