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Catalyst winter use
I use the catalyst for winter stuff and I think it works great. I've loaded it with an ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. Also carried my trekking poles/snowshoes without issue. I didn't ...

In GEAR » Pack for Snow Camping/Mountain Approach -- ULA Catalyst?
January 17, 3:51pm

Few things
-When it's cold out, I frequently wear a Smartwool or capilene baselayer under a button up shirt in the office. -My tiny spyderco ladybug is in my pocket everyday and never feels clunky o...

In GEAR » Backpacking gear you use at home
January 17, 2:40am

Jetboil baby bottle warmer
My jetboil ti is perfect for heating up my sons bottles.

In GEAR » Backpacking gear you use at home
January 12, 10:23am

Capilene is better now.
I previously stayed away from capilene because it absorbed/amplified my stank. However I'm super impressed with the recent changes. It fits me better, it's a little lighter, and that poly...

In GEAR » What is Capilene?
January 09, 6:14pm

Aaaand...
Montbell Versalite. Haven't tried it...but looks fully featured for 6.7 oz. Ok I'll stop now. :)

In GEAR » 2014 Rain Shell Advice (SOTM maybe?)
January 04, 7:22pm

Also
ZPacks makes a super light breathable cuben shell jacket. Pricey though.

In GEAR » 2014 Rain Shell Advice (SOTM maybe?)
January 04, 7:18pm

Some options:
All under 7oz: Outdoor research helium II -good, hood fits funny though. Montane Minimus Smock -awesome, but runs very small Lukes Ultralight pertex rain shell -awesome, lightest (4oz!) but not...

In GEAR » 2014 Rain Shell Advice (SOTM maybe?)
January 04, 7:16pm

Thanks!
Thanks for the suggestion! So far I found this http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/51723-N-Highway-245_Miramonte_CA_93641_M14216-43387?source=web Maybe a little too rustic...but it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances?
January 03, 4:11pm

West side
Easier year round access from my home in San Jose. If I can't find anything affordable on this side...I may consider the east. I'm picturing Ron Swanson's cabin from parks and rec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances?
January 03, 3:33pm

Cabin
I actually don't mind the long trip to the grocery store if it means being closer to Seki. I'll just stock up on mountain house and eat that!!! ;) Seems like there's a bunch of cab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances?
January 03, 3:22pm

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