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Seki fire restrictions
http://www.nps.gov/seki/naturescience/fire-restrictions.htm At all fire danger levels, alcohol and esbit seem to be expressly ALLOWED in writing now, in SEKI.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire restrictions up north here already
June 17, 6:54pm

bear hanging
None would be called "rope" Thin spectra cord, from 0.5mm to 2mm, depending on your preference and tolerance for tangles. thicker cords slide easier over branches under heavy bag we...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 16, 5:48am

stress fractures
Stress fractures are overuse injuries. Too much mileage too soon. Bones can adapt and thicken, but it doesnt happen overnight. Takes months and probably under good nutrition conditions too. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » stress fractures
June 16, 5:41am

Very little weight should ride on your back. I have back issues, osteoarthritis, and never bothers me backpacking.

In Philosophy & Technique » Encouragement Needed
June 14, 2:50pm

VVR this yr
VVR is ~6 miles off the trail by the conventional route along the lake. Normal water years, you catch the ferry at the lake, only 1 mile off the trail. The problem is, the ferry will only run a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 14, 12:15am

tachyon anorak
the new ones do not run small at all, in fact, they run sort of big. they are also, lighter. a L weighs 2.1 oz.

In GEAR » MontBell Tachyon Anorak owners, size question.
June 13, 11:59pm

hip belt
If your torso length is too short, you might overtighten the belt trying to keep the weight off the shoulders. When its a bit longer, with a good belt, I find it takes very little belt tension t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hip Belt Rubbing the Top of My Hip Bone Raw
June 12, 8:45pm

I dont think the MTR fee is unreasonable, given your options. They also, check that all buckets they pick up are on their list and have been paid for, Correspond with you about the payment and...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 12, 8:32pm

arc blast color
I have the all green with black mesh/pockets/straps as well. I have it because I thought it was the best looking color scheme. Im not a fan of the two-tone color schemes with the gray backpanel...

In GEAR » Zpack Arc Blast Color
June 11, 9:19pm

rain jacket
Raingear is not going to keep you dry. It is going to keep you warm. There is no such thing as anywhere close to breatheable enough for heavy exertion in humid conditions. If you walk on...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 11, 9:11pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm