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Get up early, mid day naps
Being further north dawn is about 5 am and dusk 9 or later so this leads to long hiking days. I find getting up right at dawn even slightly before will leave me tired when night comes. Usually t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry insomnia
March 09, 10:55pm

Re: which pack would you recommend for PCT through hike?
For the bear can and high water portion I would look at an internal frame with stay in the 2lb range so GG mariposa ULA Circuit Zpacks Arc Blast Elemental Horizons Kalais with stay SMD swift...

In GEAR » which pack would you recommend for PCT through hike?
March 09, 8:03pm

Approach to sleep system
It sounds like you are a cold sleeper especially if you are cold in the chest The solution is more insulation. The question is where to add it and what kind to add. So starting from when you ar...

In GEAR » Thinking a downfilled jacket question
March 09, 7:53pm

EN Ratings
EN ratings have their Comfort rating and their Limit Rating. The limit rating is generally advertized which is the mens rating. The Comfort is about 10f to 15f higher depending on temp and is the...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag input needed from the Ladies
March 09, 8:15am

Lunar duo Outfitter
The six moon designs lunar duo outfitter might be a good option if your troop uses trekking poles. 3lb 9oz. They are pretty cheap at 160. Even with added poles you can stay under 4 lbs.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » tents for scouts
March 08, 10:11pm

Fruit Loops
I bring fruit loops as a terrbibly unhealthy breakfast for kids with powdered milk. We dont have any of the sugared cereal at home so it becomes a camping treat. They are bulky but reasonably goo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight meals for Kids
March 07, 12:40pm

Small knives are not a risk
Small knives and weapons aren't a danger for planes anymore. The reason 9-11 worked with box cutters was that the mindset when hi jacked was to ride it out, get flown to libya, sit in the plan...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » TSA to allow pocketknives, some sports equipment
March 07, 7:32am

Re: Re: Pink and Purple 1.1 DWR
I had looked at rainshed and they came the closest with 1.4 oz in purple and 1.8 oz in pink. Looks like that might be the best I can do. Its funny that it is relatively easy to find 1.4 pink an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pink and Purple 1.1 DWR
March 05, 10:13pm

A taller mid with a tall zipper might help a lot for getting in. And if you get a yellow MLD one it should be easier to find. A duomid might work well to get in and have lots of space

In GEAR » SMD lunar duo for my hippy dad??
March 05, 8:50pm

Decision Making Process
My process is first to identify the catagory of items that I need and define the attributes of that category. Then buy 1 item for each category and if buying a new item it replaces an item in the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What are your guidelines for buying gear?
March 05, 2:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm