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Re: eVent Pant
I use the REI Sahara pants for snowshoeing and I haven't had a problem with them getting wet. Would higher gaiter serve the same purpose without the sacrifice of breathability?

In GEAR » eVent Pant
October 25, 9:03am

Re: How do you load your pack?
My goal is to never have to access my pack during the day while hiking. So... From Bottom to top. 1) Quilt in bivy loose at the bottom. 2) Tarp 3) Stove - if carried. 4) Pad in front. 5) F...

In GEAR » How do you load your pack?
October 23, 7:58pm

Biggest Transformation
I started my latest backpacking life carrying a 12" USMC Kabar. It did everything from pound in tent stakes to spread peanutbutter. Then I saw "the light." Since then I have wised...

In GEAR » Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
October 20, 5:26pm

GA Winter Clothing
I'm from your neck of the woods and spend a lot of time in the GA and NC mountains in the winter. The first question I would have is how much idle time are you expecting. I am on the move or ...

In Gear Lists » Going lightweight for winter
October 14, 5:40pm

Re: Generic day hiking list
My dayhikes tend to be 30+ mile treks and I always get concerned that something will keep me out overnight, injury weather, navigational error. So I generally carry my full multiday gear list minu...

In Gear Lists » Generic day hiking list
October 14, 5:21pm

PCT Sleeping Pad
I am trying to decide on the perfect PCT Sleeping pad and it appears that I will have to compromise on at least one aspect. Here are the options. 1) NeoAir Regular at 14oz. Advantage - Major com...

In GEAR » PCT Sleeping Pad
October 14, 2:29pm

Anyone using these?

In Gear Deals » GoLight Shoes for $40
October 13, 6:19am

Re: Clothing set up
I hike the same area as you and had a similiar clothing list as well up to last year. Here are the changes I made: 2 pairs of liner socks 2 pairs of wool hiking socks I switched out to 1/4 ...

In GEAR » Clothing set up
October 12, 8:26am

some warmth
1) Start with mat(s). This will make a huge difference. I use a Ridgerest deluze and a Prolite 3 with my UL-20. 2) If it is much below freezing you won't have dripping. Condensation will fre...

In GEAR » First time Winter BP'er. HALP!
October 04, 8:24pm

Re: JMT/SHR Loop
No bears but a bunch of deer. The route was very straightforward with two exceptions. 1) After twin Island lake you hit a lake referenced in the book at 10,200. Leaving the lake you go over a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT/SHR Loop - Tuolumne Meadows to Thousand island Lake
October 04, 8:17pm

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