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3 p shelter
I wouldn't share tent , too many drawbacks IMO. What if someone needs to bail? They don't have a shelter to carry with them. Share a tent with wife, kids, or other family member. Buddie...

In GEAR » 3 person shelter for JMT?
September 19, 9:00pm

cuben ground cloth
Camped near a woman on the JMT one night who had bought a zpacks tent on here used, with .75 groundcloth. We waited out a shower in the afternoon. She said water came thru her floor. I had a 1.0 ...

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 7:36pm

I have rolled nmy ankles many times. I have never had a sprain in my life, it has never hurt either. I don't know why. When started hiking in trail runners, I occasionally rolled an ankle be...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 19, 4:49am

Sometimes you need more than 1 rock. Use stick on line so it won't drag under rocks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 17, 7:52pm

best backpack in whole wide world.
"Question: What weighs less than a pound, supports up to 30 pounds of weight, has a volume of 2,000 cubic inches (32 liters), and has a waist belt? " Zpacks arc blast slim was what p...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
September 13, 2:32pm

I like my down hood when I go to sleep, its like having a furnace around my head. After a few hrs I usually have to take it off unless its really cold, my head sweats. A bag is actually more comf...

In GEAR » Help with a down bag choice
September 12, 9:15pm

4 season....not
I don't think you know what winter in the southern Appalachians can be like. Temps below zero, several blizzards a season that can snow you in place for a week. This is a 3 season list for m...

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
September 10, 8:35pm

Not an issue.

In GEAR » NeoAir Xtherm Noise?
September 10, 7:15pm

You have an 18.5 lb base weight. You need a conventional pack if you want to carry enough food and water comfortably. You could get by with a light pack for very short trips, but you will be ...

In GEAR » Right pack for my situation?
September 10, 7:00pm

polycro bathtub floor
I've done it, the same way pic above shows. Simply cinched the corners in the shock cord/mitten hooks in my hexamid. But, when it comes to a multi week trip, I take the cuben floor for piece o...

In Make Your Own Gear » PolyCro Bathtub Floor?
September 09, 9:52pm

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