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As fast as the slowest person
Group travel is Vastly different than solo travel.. obviously. Less obvious is the way in which different people manifest stress. The trick of being a good leader is to know when a person is &quo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Meetup" trips - warning
July 03, 10:53pm

Regional Support
Eric, I am thinking about that too. I have two decades of hiking experience in Northern Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy in particular. I live three hours away from those environs. In the past i have t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ryan Jordan pops in
July 03, 10:38pm

Uh.. bring your Wife
Why not bring your wife? Perhaps a romantic vacation after the GGG on the way home to the "Redwood Curtain" You know, Napa is beautiful AND unpopulated that time of year. Actually, d...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks input
July 03, 10:28pm

A society of one.
Potential hazards of solo travel are innumerable. The rewards of solitude are likewise beyond numerical expression. Something happens when you are alone in "lonely" country that is di...

In Chaff » A "Cautionary Tale" from High Country News
June 29, 9:14pm

Canadiaans
Nothing wrong with Canada or their policies at all. Sovereign Nation with a very generous policy towards "American" PCT hikers. Canada even has an actual process for entry to their coun...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Canada's felony policy and the PCT
June 24, 1:18am

Re: Canada's felony policy and the PCT
As you may know the "Entry to Canada via the PCT" papers are filed with Canadian immigration. It takes a month or more to recieve an acceptance or a rejection. The US is unlikely to be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Canada's felony policy and the PCT
June 23, 4:49pm

So send it back
Why not send your pot in so they can learn from it's "failure" instead of sniping by proxy?

In GEAR » Jetboil warranty won't return my cup!
June 18, 11:03pm

Okay David
Have you lost a Jetboil cup? Do you personally have a claim to disparage this company David?

In GEAR » Jetboil warranty won't return my cup!
June 18, 10:39pm

Re: Re: History
What if it's wrongly posted? What if the fellow gets a brand new kit tomorrow from Jetboil? He just posted above that the customer service rep contacted him and "promised" to make i...

In GEAR » Jetboil warranty won't return my cup!
June 18, 10:30pm

History
So, what would be the likely history of a newby backpacker making searches for gear... Golite, MSR, Jetboil... They will come upon similar results as I have. Have you two run the experiment I su...

In GEAR » Jetboil warranty won't return my cup!
June 18, 9:56pm

All Reader Reviews by a b

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Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 (Bug Bivy)
I used the a Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 bug bivy every night of my Appalachian Trail thru hike. While there weren't many bugs flying around in mid March when I started, the fully enc...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 01, 9:39pm

MLD Patrol Shelter Solo Spectralite Wtih beak
The Mountain Laurel Designs Patrol shelter in translucent green Spectralight (Cuben fiber) is, by far, my favorite single piece of gear after 2180 miles and 98 days on my Appalachian Trail thru hike. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 29, 11:30pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Mountain Laurel Designs has proven to me that durability and light weight can co-exist in the universe. Fittingly, my first introduction to MLD occured on the Pacific Crest Trail when a fellow hiker...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 07, 1:03am

Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30
This is my initial review of the Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30 size regular. Weight as measured 19 ounces. Loft as measured 1 & 3/4 inches. I had found that I used my sleeping bag open ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 07, 12:18am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
It was on the Pacific Crest Trail in Sept of 2009 near the end of my thru hike when I first saw another hiker(Lint) using an MLD Exodus frameless pack. Upon examining the craftsmanship of the pack, an...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 04, 2:21pm