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Trail Runner Durability
I just bought my 3rd pair of Innov-8 shoes in less than 3 years. I am guessing that I might be getting 200 miles out of mine before they need to be replaced. In the case of my two Terroc 330&...

In GEAR » trail shoes durability
February 19, 4:45pm

Vapor Barrier Socks for Cold Feet in a Sleeping Bag???
Andrew, Thank you for providing a complete explaination of Vapor Barrier Clothing and demystifying how it works. Does anyone think that using Vapor Barrier Socks in a 40F bag in the shoulder ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vapor Barrier Liners
February 19, 1:05pm

Re: Tarp Guyline advice?
Elizabeth, You might want to check out the link below to MLD. Ron has some suggested lengths for tarps.

In GEAR » Tarp Guyline advice?
February 19, 11:27am

Rob, Being on the West Coast, I guess I am spoiled by clear water streams and rivers. Given your situation, it sounds like you would want to pre-filter your water before you treat it with a m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » newbie, needs some advice
February 18, 12:11pm

Re: Gregory Z55
Chuck, My first lightweight pack was the Z55 and I still have it and would use it for any trip where I am carrying more then 25 lbs of weight. I have carried it on the High Sierra Trail to Mt...

In GEAR » pack suggestions
February 18, 11:56am

Re: Budget insulating layers
I would suggest good ole fleece pull over jacket. Even in the snow, for the lower section, I just have long johns, REI convertables, and I use my rain pants. For really colder, I would add fl...

In GEAR » Budget insulating layers
February 17, 9:24pm

Re: PCT barker pass to sierra city.
Jeremy, Glad that it was not a chore for you putting up the photos. It is kinda fun to pull out the map and then look at the notes to relieve the journey as you put captions to your photos. ...

In Photo Gallery » PCT - Barker Pass to Sierra City
February 17, 11:29am

Re: newbie, needs some advice
For an overnighter, oddly, you would still bring all the same things that you would on a longer trip...the only variables would be the amount of water, fuel, and food that you would bring. I wou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » newbie, needs some advice
February 17, 11:22am

Re: PCT - Barker Pass to Sierra City
Jeremy, Jumped online this afternoon and to my surprise, saw your photo essay...first one for you! Thanks for sharing the journey. You have told me about your 70 mile adventure, but had no...

In Photo Gallery » PCT - Barker Pass to Sierra City
February 15, 5:25pm

Re: It's really cool when others...
Craig, I agree with you...I can not bother to read about the other thread that you are talking about. I really have enjoyed this one. The only small thing that I have done was while waitin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It's really cool when others do this in the backcountry!
February 13, 1:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm