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Re: line locks vs prusik loops
Linelock3's will slip at moderate tension with any guylines less than 3mm in diameter. Prusiks work fine as a substitute but you may have to experiment with different styles of cord and number ...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 03, 9:12pm

Re: Mount Whitney, California
Glad you got some permits, Bob. It's a bit of a circus getting either a Whitney or Happy Isles permit these days. My preferred alternative is to avoid those areas altogether. You can day hike M...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 2:02pm

Re: The Grand Eight
Thanks, Dave. My first impressions are (a) that must have taken a lot of planning and (b) my mind reels at figuring out a way through the cliff bands between drainages. I'm sure you and M will ...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 1:57pm

Re: The Grand Eight
Do either of you guys have a map with a route drawn in, for those of us who are curious where you went but aren't fluent in Grand Canyon topography?

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 1:39pm

Re: My Sequoia National Park snow adventure.
Cool trip Kevin. What trailhead did you start out of?

In Post-Trip Reports » My Sequoia National Park snow adventure.
April 02, 10:20pm

Re: The Grand Eight
Nice job Dave. It must've felt very committing to pull the rope for the first time.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 02, 10:01pm

Re: a philosophy of trip planning
Come on Bob, where's your sense of adventure? I'm still going this weekend. It's only forecasted to snow a few inches in Yosemite this weekend.

In Philosophy & Technique » a philosophy of trip planning
March 27, 3:06pm

Re: XC route question in John Muir Wideness in the Sierra National Forest
That's the one I was talking about. Again, I haven't been there, it just looks like a better option from looking at the topo map.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » XC route question in John Muir Wideness in the Sierra National Forest
March 10, 11:19pm

Re: XC route question in John Muir Wideness in the Sierra National Forest
I have no personal experience in that specific area so I can't comment directly. But the saddle east of Point 11125 is much less steep and looks more appealing on the satellite photo.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » XC route question in John Muir Wideness in the Sierra National Forest
March 10, 9:23pm

spinnshelter
Spinnshelter is sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar, GG Spinnshelter
March 05, 9:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm