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Lawson Ironwire
I really like the Lawson Ironwire for bear bagging. Unlike the glowire, the Ironwire has a smooth coating that allows it to slide over rough bark without snagging or digging into the bark and gett...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 1:36pm

From a CDT thru-hiker
I thru-hiked the CDT NOBO this year. If you go NOBO (and you should! Glacier is the best possible finishing point, and NM in the spring is nice), a 20-degree bag should suffice. I used a 15-degr...

In GEAR » CDT Sleep System Debate!
November 16, 9:43pm

I love my EMS powerstretch gloves. I think that they're the perfect weight for cold weather activities where you're generating some heat. The only drawback that I've seen with powerst...

In GEAR » Good base layer gloves?
November 16, 6:47am

My $.02
I run in neutral shoes, so when I started backpacking in trail runners, I used neutral shoes. This worked well for me for several years, including on my PCT thru hike. This year, I did the CDT,...

In GEAR » Neutral vs stability trail runners--how critical is the difference?
October 08, 10:31am

+1 on shoes
Brian's comment on shoes is spot on. I've seen a lot of people suffering on the AT and PCT because they started with the wrong shoes. Avoid that mistake if at all possible! As for spec...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
April 14, 11:42am

Ask and ye shall receive Apparently the rest of the trail is coming "shortly."

In Gear Swap » WTB: Newer Ipod Touch w/ Wifi and / or Bad Elf GPS Dongle for Ipod Touch for PCT Thru
April 12, 3:13pm

Good list
It's a good list. With the umbrella, you can probably get away without a rain jacket or rain pants for CA. But maybe think about adding one for OR/WA. Unlike the AT, on the PCT you are at ...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2013 Mid-Late May Start NOBO - 3.5-4 month desired timeframe
April 12, 6:29am

Nope, sorry. Personally, I'm a map and compass guy--I only use my smartphone/GPS when totally lost. (On a related note, I always wonder why people release iPhone apps before Android. Andro...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Newer Ipod Touch w/ Wifi and / or Bad Elf GPS Dongle for Ipod Touch for PCT Thru
April 11, 8:54pm

Why bother?
Why carry 2 devices when you can get 1? Get yourself something with built-in GPS and save $ and lbs. There's the Galaxy Player 4.2 for $180 or so. Or, for $300, you can get the Google Nexus ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Newer Ipod Touch w/ Wifi and / or Bad Elf GPS Dongle for Ipod Touch for PCT Thru
April 11, 8:30pm

water capacity
I came to the PCT from the humid east coast, so I was pretty clueless about desert hiking and how much water I'd need. I guesstimated that I would drink 1 L per 4 miles (+ more if dry-camping ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT - Southern CA Desert - Water Capacity
April 10, 5:57pm

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm