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FS: Brooks Cascadia women's 7.5
All sold...thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearikade Expedition, REI fleece pants, Yogi's CDT guide, Brooks Cascadia women's 7.5
November 27, 6:47pm

Just eat normally
Don't carbo-load because you can eat while you are hiking and don't need to rely on your energy stores (unlike when doing a long run when your intake is limited). Don't lose weight b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pre-trip nutrition
November 25, 12:10pm

Wind shirt
Just wanted to add that I agree with Greg about the windshirt. I used mine most days. And layering my windshirt over my rain jacket was all the warmth I ever needed while walking (in camp, you ca...

In Gear Lists » Critique my 2013 PCT gear list
November 17, 1:31pm

Re:Critique my 2013 PCT gear list
Some thoughts: I carried 1 lighter and a pack of waterproof matches as backup. If your pack gets wet inside somehow, then both lighters may fail. The matches never will. Tent - assuming you...

In Gear Lists » Critique my 2013 PCT gear list
November 17, 5:22am

Business models
It's really simple: if your business model is so poor that you can't find workers willing to work for low enough salaries for you to be profitable, you need to be out of business. That'...

In Chaff » No more Twinkies or Ding Dongs
November 16, 1:23pm

Those are probably the Africanized or "killer" bees that came into Arizona from Mexico in the last few decades. The bad news is the killer bees are found throughout the warmer parts of t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker falls after bee attack
October 30, 7:53am

Deer and deer ticks
Despite the name, deer are not the main host of deer ticks. In the Northeast at least, the real culprit is mice. The number of ticks can go way up or down from year to year based on the mouse pop...

In Chaff » Ticks
October 29, 4:08pm

Re: kool-aid
Thomas, I don't want to get into this discussion again, so take it from someone who's taken many graduate courses in evolution: just because we evolved walking barefoot does not mean that s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 10:12am

A question
A question for Ryan and everyone: Are there any published studies that have looked at the biomechanics of minimalist shoes for walking or backpacking? I've never seen any, and until I do, I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 8:20am

Lighten up
I agree with the others who say to not worry about it. There are about 3 coyote attacks per year in the US and Canada. 1/3 of those are due to people approaching or attempting to feed the animals...

In GEAR » Surrounded by coyotes need help
October 15, 5:42am

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