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Knife
A #1 or #2 Mora knife would be just as functional, half the weight, and over half the price.

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List 2014
February 01, 8:06am

Re: Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
I prefer not to use the pad sleeve in my older model Gorilla, or use any back pad at all. Anything more than a single thickness pad puts the pack too far from my back, and the increased insulation ...

In GEAR » Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
January 24, 10:13am

Re: Rain Jacket
Just deal with being wet, or for a slight improvement and large price jump outside of your budget, get a jacket or Packa with eVent. :) Fleece is great for being warm when wet.

In GEAR » Rain Jacket
January 21, 8:50am

Re: Which knots are best for .........
Siberian (Evenk) hitch for anchor Truckers hitch for tension A Four Wrap knot often works to tie and tension separate guylines on the ends instead of a ridgeline: http://www.imrisk.com/hammo...

In GEAR » Which knots are best for .........
January 21, 8:28am

Pillow staying in place
I have a Montbell pillow which has a hole in each corner. I used thick shock cord which runs in an X pattern through the holes, and is tightened with a cord lock. I slide the pillow onto my inflata...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 16, 11:47am

Alien noises
Animals are the least of my worries. One snowy night, I awoke to the sound of alien lasers shredding my tent! (Once awake, a quick investigation revealed that the noise was just snow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you get used to animal noises? What about scaredy cats?
January 15, 11:44am

Re: JMT Gear List
Looks like a good list. A few thoughts: * I agree with Katy about the map and compass. A compass is one of those things you don't need until you do. :) * I like to carry a plastic peales...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List, and I have an REI gift card to fix it with. Help please!
January 11, 11:54pm

Re: Winter mid
Richard, Interesting data and images. Tjaard, I've used an SL3 without an inner and other non-mid tents with a solid inner such as a Scarp 2 down to -10F. "-Not having a floo...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 07, 8:28am

Re: Re: Re: Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
Justin, "Andy, do you find that the cotton canvas anorak is more breathable than a wind shirt or soft shell?" I have never used or owned an actual wind shirt or soft shell jacket. (...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 12:09pm

Re: Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
Here's what I've used. I'm reasonably happy with the breathability of these. 45F and above: DriDucks 20-45F: eVent (a Packa) Or sometimes DriDucks. I would use them for this temp...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 11:29am

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