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I can also provide logistical support to anyone who will be flying in to the PNW GGG through Sea-Tac Airport.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
December 24, 4:17pm

iPhone 6 vs. 6 Plus
I will be getting the iPhone 6 Plus with an eye towards backpacking as well as my work needs. I have played with the Plus and like the larger screen, better camera and the much longer battery life....

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 20, 8:42pm

Solo Shelter
If my hike has me sleeping above the trees or in rougher shoulder season weather I use a cuben MLD DuoMid. I will also be using the DuoMId for my winter camping, so it's pretty versatile, too.

In GEAR » Best solo shelter for the Wind Rivers in September
December 18, 10:41pm

Half Bag
Or half in the bag? I have always been skeptical of this approach, as everything I have read suggests that the weight from a heavy parka is better invested in the weight of a down bag. It seems to ...

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 16, 9:33pm

I got my Quickstep on the Gear Swap Forum while looking for a pack for my SUL kit. I had it narrowed down to a slightly customized Zpacks Zero, a MLD Newt and the Quickstep. I really liked the pock...

In Gear Deals » Zimmerbuilt QuickStep
December 13, 11:27pm

Bunch of stuff
PM's sent on a number of items.....

In Gear Swap » FS: Winter Gear Oware Alphamid, Nunatak balaclava, BPL balaclava, vapr thrm socks, smartwool socks, puffy mittens, etc.
December 13, 11:00pm

Food storage
I live in Seattle and hike mostly here in the PNW. I use a Zpacks Blast bear bag system most of the time. There are more areas requiring bear cans in Olympic NP and North Cascades NP. For those are...

In GEAR » How do you store your food?
December 13, 2:14pm

VBL question
Anyone have an educated opinion or source or thread that estimates how many degrees a Vapor Barrier Liner will boost the temperature rating of a down bag? In my case the vbl is a Zpacks .34 cuben ...

In GEAR » VBL question
December 13, 2:07pm

Light weight non-cuben pack
I would also recommend Zimmerbuilt. He uses cuben, hybrid cuben, dyneema, x-pac. Lots of options and his customer service and quality are excellent. Give him some input on design, materials and tar...

In GEAR » Cuben vs Hybrid backpacks
December 13, 11:22am

Rain kilt
I use a combo of a Zpacks cloud kilt and their cuben chaps. Vents great and is really light. I will also wear the chaps alone on wet mornings to keep my legs dry. The kilt makes a nice ground cloth...

In GEAR » Wind Pants + Rain Kilt -VS- Only Rain Pants
December 13, 10:56am

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