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Gear thoughts after a Sierra trip
I had planned to take my Tenkara (11' Fountainhead Caddis) on my JMT hike, but... On the way out to California, I picked up a 4 wt flyrod (Cabelas Wind River) on sale. On the spur of the mo...

In Fishing » Gear thoughts after a Sierra trip
August 10, 9:11am

Re: Looking for a lightweight, affordable, waterproof, all-weather bivy...advice greatly appreciated
Not sure any bivy really matches those requirements. The REI Minimalist Bivy (Long) comes close. It is a little heavy at 17 ounces and $9 over your limit. I found it works pretty well except in ...

In GEAR » Looking for a lightweight, affordable, waterproof, all-weather bivy...advice greatly appreciated
July 11, 8:00am

New Stuff
I am kind of a cheapskate, but do splurge just a bit on a few items. I'd probably buy most of the same stuff I am currently using. 1. Shelter system - A simple flat tarp, probably another i...

In GEAR » Start from scratch hypothetical gear shopping
July 05, 7:59am

No.
I trail run pretty much every day and my trail runners have been left soaking wet overnight many times and it has never been a problem. Are they really shrunk, or maybe did they just get stiff aft...

In GEAR » Do your trail runners/synthetic light hikers shrink after soaking in water?
July 03, 2:11pm

Re: Plus one
"Sucks to hear that they discontinued them." Yeah, At least I was able to buy a bunch on closeout sale.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 29, 10:08am

Re: Titanium Bike Spokes For Tent Stakes
Let us know how they work out. It seems like they would be impossible to use in hard ground. They seem like they would be pretty noodley. Maybe you could carry one more substantial stake to crea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Bike Spokes For Tent Stakes
June 29, 9:58am

Brooks Cascadias
The Brooks Cascadia is my current choice, since I trail run daily in them and am used to them. I have wondered about whether there might be an advantage to something else for backpacking, but I am...

In GEAR » don't want trail runners
June 29, 7:22am

Re: Dry bags instead of Ziploc or stuff sacks
"I'm liking the Outdoor Products sil-nylon dry bags sold in a 3-pack." The price looks good. I have a few questions... They are listed as 7.75" x 13"; 9.5" x 1...

In GEAR » Ziploc instead of stuff sack
June 28, 5:27pm

Ziploc instead of stuff sack
I did that for a while but went back to stuff sacks later. The reasons were: 1. The Ziplocs were noisy when breaking camp. I am an early riser and worried that I was waking my camp mates. Sil...

In GEAR » Ziploc instead of stuff sack
June 28, 3:59pm

Needle Stakes
I really like MSR Needle Stakes. Apparently everyone else doesn't feel the same way because MSR discontinued them.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 26, 7:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm