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They dont call the AT "the green tunnel" for nothing. Scenic beauty is infrequent on most of the trail, because you are in the woods. Its dirt and rocks and trees and steep climbs, fol...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Two weeks on the AT - Where and when?
December 14, 7:07am

hybrid cuben
Cuben hybrid is certainly not real abrasion resistant in my experience. However, it is very puncture resistant Obviously not to needles. When considering cuben packs, ULA did puncture test...

In GEAR » Cuben vs Hybrid backpacks
December 13, 1:20pm

Somehow, SOMEHOW,people suvived thousands of years, with real threats against them, before metal working was developed. They used the sharp edge of a broken rock. Later they learned to knap....

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 6:25pm

goretex socks
I wear 11.5 shoes. I ordered a 13 sock. Frickin huge. My son wears 14-14.5 , he was able to put on the 13s. So, it all depends. If you are a heavy person with chubby feet, you may need the ext...

In Gear Deals » Rocky Goretex Socks - 40% off
December 09, 2:07am

Almost somewhere isnt bad. Its a book, as opposed to a trail journal. The Cactus Eaters is good. Skywalker on the at or pct is ok. Becoming odyssa is good. Things you find on the AT is...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a JMT or thru-hike book...
December 07, 10:03pm

Solo is the best way most of the time. I like hiking with my son Not so much with other people.Always waiting on them.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 07, 9:53pm

just look at weightlifting records: 56kg weight class: clean and jerk 165 kg snatch 135 kg total 296 kg or 5.285 X body weight. 105 kg weight class: clean and jerk 236 kg snatch 200 k...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 06, 6:40pm

arc blast
One of my stays put a few pinholes thru my arc blast. Nothing a little cuben tape couldnt fix. 250 miles with a bearikade weekender did some interior damage with a few pinholes but nothing cube...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
December 03, 10:13pm

Ive used driduck jacket, and pants when i have them, under xlite for countless nights. No problems. Id rather have a pinhole in raingear than xlite. Im always soaked inside raingear anyway.

In GEAR » Foam Pad in the Winter?
December 03, 10:02pm

There are only a few places where the JMT is difficult to follow, but you can figure it out easily. For the most part getting lost would be quite difficult. You would have to get on wrong trail, an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT
December 03, 8:30pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm