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Re: JMT Gear List
Clothing: Nix 1/2 zip fleece, use the Capilene 2 L/S as a midlayer instead Nix Shirt 3 Nix the spare underwear Nix the sandals, Roclite 295's are just as comfy and dry fast Add in a rain j...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List
December 19, 11:35pm

Re: Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
Check out Ryan Jordan, Roman Dial and Jason Geck's Arctic 1000 expedition: http://packrafting.blogspot.com/2010/08/2006-arctic-1000-625-miles-in-24-days.html

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 18, 2:10pm

Re: Late July JMT
No way would I wear a Capilene 2 shirt and running shorts in late July. That's the peak of the bug season. That time of year I wear nylon pants and a nylon long sleeve button-up shirt both of w...

In Gear Lists » Late July JMT
December 18, 1:46pm

Re: How much weight in clothing?
Justin, that's a reasonable list. Almost exactly what I bring. I'm usually around 2 lbs for carried clothing, a little less in the summer, a little more this time of year.

In GEAR » How much weight in clothing?
December 17, 10:52pm

Re: Trail Runners and Snow
Lots of good BPL articles on footwear over the years: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight_footwear_systems_for_snow_travel_part_1.html http://www.backpackingl...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 17, 10:39pm

Re: Yosemite in December
Cool! Any pics?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite in December
December 16, 9:42am

Re: SpinnShelter
Yeah. I have a Spinnshelter which is my primary solo shelter. Would love that in cuben, or even better, a 2 person version in cuben.

In GEAR » New Tarp from Gossamer Gear
December 13, 11:05am

Re: New Tarp from Gossamer Gear
It's good to see GG back in the shelter business. Cool tie-out design. Stitching for webbing tie-outs on cuben shelters makes me nervous, even when it's through multiple layers of cuben. Th...

In GEAR » New Tarp from Gossamer Gear
December 13, 10:47am

Re: Butter
You could just bring butter in a Ziplock bag. Nowadays I have a small screw-top container that I put coconut oil or ghee in and use that for cooking. Coconut oil doesn't need to be refrigerated...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pancakes
December 13, 10:36am

Re: Yosemite in December
Temps in November were nice. It only got down to 35F or so. That was above average... I'd expect it to be much colder now. The forecast says lows around 20F. Two more pieces of info: ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite in December
December 13, 10:19am

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

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