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Spring in Europe
If you like snow then Scotland would be great -Scotland is great per se though! Rather depends on what you are after as a backpacking experience, Europe has huge variety - what sort of backpacki...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Spring in Europe
November 06, 1:02am

MH Beef Stew
At last...others who think this is an awful dish. I unwisely took some on my JMT thru based on (what is IMO the very fine Beef Stroganoff as a guide). Instant (or not so) regret....never really ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mountain House Beef Stew -- not impressed
October 02, 12:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sierra High Route-Snow Tongue Pass to Frozen Lake Pass
Superb write-up of what looks like a great trip - almost felt like I was there thanks to the detailed descriptions. The only bit I don't get is the 'Ranger' references....should you ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route-Snow Tongue Pass to Frozen Lake Pass
September 19, 1:03am

Re. Zimmer 10oz pack - frame?
Great-looking pack; so it does not even have some sort of internal back sleeve for the 'frame' pad to slide into? How do the load-lifters feel without that if it is indeed the case?

In GEAR » New Zimmer Pack 18 oz
September 19, 12:53am

Tarp Tent Notch - Trade for Copper Spur UL1
Has the Notch got the semi-solid inner or is it the mesh variant?

In Gear Swap » Tarp Tent Notch - Trade for Copper Spur UL1
September 16, 12:58pm

Re. SHR- The trip of a Lifetime
Fantastic account - gawd it looks great. I've had the maps and guides for this for a couple of years.....looking for the opportunity to actually use them...this helps motivate :-)

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route – The Trip of a Lifetime
September 15, 12:54am

Adding a zipper to eVent bivy (in theory)
Steve Nielsen Brown (blogs - do a search) had exactly the same bivvy altered by Scottish Mountain Gear over here with a side zip.....not that you'd want to send it back but you might try PMi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zipper to eVent bivy (in theory)
September 13, 11:58pm

Unna in high winds
I've used the Unna in winds gusting to around 70mph/110kph and it was a veritable limpet - speeds pretty accurate as they were taken by my brother from his Terra Nova which spent half the night...

In GEAR » Which tents under 3kg will take 100km/h winds from any direction?
September 10, 12:10am

Re: Has anyone gone back to wearing boots after trying shoes?
I wear unlined shoes most of the time for backpacks....but for the last couple of years I have switched to lined mids for multiple overnight hiking trips in Scotland. The principal reason for t...

In GEAR » Has anyone gone back to wearing boots after trying shoes?
September 06, 12:44am

Merino - thru
You could always go for the 'best of both worlds' I have used Merino on the JMT and many European Alpine hikes of several weeks dura...

In GEAR » Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
September 04, 12:33am

All Reader Reviews by ed hyatt

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Montrail Hardrock
I wore these this summer over the very rocky GR20 (Corsica) and the GR5 Alpine (Geneva towards Nice). The pair I used on the GR20 (120 miles) are well worn and cut up; they would probably do the ro...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 12, 2:27am

MoonTrail Customer Service
Very good service and advice from Dan at Moontrail; I was ordering from overseas yet picking up in the USA and Moontrail were really helpful with that. Website is good too - especially the use of e...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 20, 8:04am