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map and compass
I agree with Seth's thoughts about carrying a compass. I too usually carry one of those compass/thermometers. I also carry a 3 gram button compass backup in my wallet pocket. I have to be caref...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 04, 12:37am

Re: Recommend trail shoe: straight last, rock plate, 10-12mm drop, wide
I'm not sure if it matches all of your specs, but the Vasque Juxt looks worthy of consideration. http://www.vasque.com/USD/product/activities/hiking/juxt-7006-07006#pdpTabs1

In GEAR » Recommend trail shoe: straight last, rock plate, 10-12mm drop, wide
November 03, 6:46pm

Re: PCT thru
You probably included these in something else, but if not, consider adding: map compass whistle sunglasses sunscreen insect repellent

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 8:32am

Re: winter tents
I had the Golite SL3 and got tired of fiddling with the setup also. A mid with a square footprint would be much easier, but I haven't had enough desire to try another one yet. Here are few t...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 02, 9:13am

Re: Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
Where or under what conditions are you using it? Winter differs so much by location. I'll assume you need something which will stand up under some snow loading? I often use a Big Anges Coppe...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 01, 9:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
"Looks like a crashed UFO." And, since it's a Stephenson product, the aliens aren't wearing clothing.

In GEAR » Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
November 01, 11:33am

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
I still get out in the winter, as it's my favorite season to backpack as long as there's snow on the ground. Otherwise, I brainstorm about trip possibilities, or using different clothing...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 31, 9:33am

Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
"So in summary, whether using bleach or aquamira, and using it in the way that we all commonly do (i.e. not waiting for hours and hours before drinking and also often treating very cold water)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 8:09am

Re: Foot pain
Thanks for the many helpful comments! They are much appreciated. I'll definitely give the Spenco insoles a try with my 295's. The 295's are as comfortable as slippers, but after 5 ...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 7:52pm

Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
After doing a trip where I hiked 6-9 miles per day for 3 days on a somewhat rocky trail, I've had a pain in my foot just behind the forefoot "ball" on the little toe side. * The d...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 11:02am

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