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Pots and iPhones....
Thanks for the suggestions. I will look further into external battery options for the iPhone 4. I have used large portable solar panels in the past to run field equipment. High efficiency small pan...

In Gear Lists » Preleminary PCT/JMT Gear List
November 30, 7:41pm

Amateur Radio
Since I cannot go on my dayhike exercises now due to all the trigger happy hunters around here, I pass some of the time by playing with my Amateur "Ham" Radio equipment (FCC licensed, it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The doldrums
November 29, 12:06am

The advice and experience shared on this thread has been excellent. If anything, it helps to confirm my choices and though process for particular aspects. Thank you! Pack: The Circuit is now in ...

In Gear Lists » Preleminary PCT/JMT Gear List
November 28, 12:53am

Re: Backpacker mag $3.99 a year, up to 3 years
I have never ordered from discount magazine providers. Discount Mags seems legit from what I can tell. Has anyone had any problems with them? I would not want to get on a bunch of mailing list or g...

In Gear Deals » Backpacker mag $3.99 a year, up to 3 years
November 26, 12:13pm

I would jump all over this if it were a jacket but will have to settle for a MontBell Ex Light for now... Would like to hear from those who try them though!

In GEAR » Black Rock Gear Vest
November 25, 4:22pm

The Westcomb Specter LT has served me very well, I got it earlier this year (sorry, no multi-year experience yet). It has survived some intense off-trail bushwhacking, heavy pack rubbing, general t...

In GEAR » Long-term shell durability
November 25, 4:13pm

Lumix G3 and lenses
Well, I think waiting out for the G3 may be worthwhile based on the feedback here, now I just need to find one locally to try out. Call me crazy but would outfitting a G3 with one of the new sma...

In Photography » Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
November 22, 11:28pm

Re: What size of daypack is everyone using?
REI Flash 18 here too. I stash my 7oz rain jacket in the bladder pocket to make for a cushy back panel. For longer distance dayhikes through rough terrain or desert environments, I use a heavy d...

In GEAR » What size of daypack is everyone using?
November 22, 9:58pm

DAS, Marmot, Rab
The Marmot Mountain Down seems durable enough but still a little heavy and only 650 fill down. The Patagonia Fitz Roy is out because it only has 6.5oz of down and snug sizing (from what I read). Th...

In GEAR » Versatile Down Parka for COLD weather...
November 22, 9:20pm

Re: Finding Hikes
Being stranded in the Midwest leaves me with few options. Sure, I can look at a Topo map and make a cool route but one is likely to get shot by rednecks on private property or encounter too big of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Finding Hikes
November 21, 9:42pm

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