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Waterproof?
Is the pack really waterproof? I have one, and the fabric seems like typical ripstop nylon to me. There's nothing about it being waterproof on the Patagonia website (though they mention that ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack (11.4oz)
September 22, 6:36pm

Re: Smokies/Nantahala area in October
We did the Springer to Newfound Gap last year around the first 2 weeks of October. 1) We saw a few hikers each day, but we also had shelters to ourselves on several nights. The Smokies were muc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies/Nantahala area in October
September 18, 5:51pm

Like I said...
http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/godaddy-outage-takes-down-millions-of-sites/ "A member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, and makes it clear this is not an An...

In Chaff » Anonymous has taken down my Website
September 10, 3:57pm

Not Anonymous
From what I saw, it wasn't Anonymous (the hacker collective) that did this--just some single guy who used "Anonymous" in his name. Obviously, that doesn't change anything for you...

In Chaff » Anonymous has taken down my Website
September 10, 3:26pm

Hawk
Now that I look at the pics more closely, I'm pretty sure it's a young Cooper's Hawk (the slightly larger cousin of sharp-shinned). In any event, it's not a merlin or any kind of f...

In Chaff » What killed this hawk?
September 06, 9:19pm

It's a sharp-shinned hawk
And there's no telling what killed it. I don't see any obvious signs of injury--if it's collided with something, there's usually a noticeably broken neck. It could've been poi...

In Chaff » What killed this hawk?
September 06, 7:51pm

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

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