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Wool on the PCT
Wool may be stink-free (or not), but it won't keep the mosquitoes off of you. If you're okay with wearing extra layers on 90-degree days in northern California or spraying yourself head-to...

In GEAR » Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
September 04, 11:13am

Nylon
I wore a long-sleeved nylon shirt on the PCT, and I'll be wearing the same on the CDT. Nylon does not get particularly smelly (I went 10+ days between washings a few times, and the smell was t...

In GEAR » Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
September 03, 5:01pm

Homeless
My girlfriend is a social worker who works with homeless people. Among the folks she works with, there is always a need for backpacking-type equipment, especially tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, ...

In GEAR » Selling / donating older gear?
August 30, 8:00pm

PCT Thru Hike Clothing
I thru-hiked in 09. I had a Houdini and a rain jacket and would bring both again. Getting sweaty under your rain jacket sucks, and the Houdini is amazingly breathable--I wore mine all the time on...

In Gear Lists » PCT Thru Hike Clothing
August 30, 2:55pm

Permethrin is mostly useless for mosquitoes
I work in the field during the summer, so I'm exposed to loads of mosquitoes every day. We also have lots of ticks in my area, so I treat my clothes (long-sleeve nylon shirt and pants) with pe...

In GEAR » How do you survive the bugs?
August 20, 3:50am

PCT Thru Hike Sleeping Bag
I used a WM Summerlite (rated to 32 degrees) on my thru and would do so again. I had a bivy sack and silk liner which added a bit of warmth, and I slept in my Thermawrap a lot of nights. But I ca...

In GEAR » PCT Thru Hike Sleeping Bag
August 07, 5:09pm

Cat can stove with Trek 900 or MSR Kettle
I've used my supercat stove with a Titan Kettle for over 100 nights with no problems. I think that the stove is a bit more efficient with a wider pot, but it certainly works.

In GEAR » Cat can stove with Trek 900 or MSR Kettle
August 07, 1:37pm

Trail runners
I'd suggest that any PCT thru-hiker wear trail runners. When I thru-hiked, at least 3/4ths of the other thru-hikers I saw were using trail runners (I did, too). The trail is generally smooth ...

In GEAR » Hiking shoes for the PCT!
July 29, 12:59pm

PATAGONIA 50% SALE ON
If people can't find what they're looking for at Patagonia.com, you might try looking for clearance sales at another store. I just got a pair of GI III pants for 30% off at 02gearshop.com,...

In Gear Deals » PATAGONIA 50% SALE ON
July 20, 3:21am

October in the Smokies
I did Fontana to Newfound Gap last October (as part of a longer AT section hike). For the Smokies, we had 3 straight days of 40-50 degrees and rain. Only you can judge your clothing's adequac...

In Gear Lists » October in the Smokies - Gear list
July 13, 1:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm