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Re: Ursack with or without the liner?
Bob, my wife's parents lived out here and backpacked in Yosemite quite a bit in their 20's. A few years ago we were going through their attic and they showed us their old backpacking gear. ...

In GEAR » Ursack with or without the liner?
September 25, 8:28pm

Re: Ursack with or without the liner?
I didn't bother buying the liner. If I think there is a chance of a bear encounter I bring the bear can instead. Using the Ursack means I'm in an area with fewer bear problems simply becaus...

In GEAR » Ursack with or without the liner?
September 25, 4:37pm

Re: Cold Rain and Snow in Desolation Wilderness
Even the bad weather is good weather in California...

In Post-Trip Reports » Cold Rain and Snow in Desolation Wilderness
September 25, 1:17pm

Re: Techniques for Talus
There aren't that many shoes on the market that have sticky rubber, low drop, and meet the hiking needs of the UL backpacker. I know because I've looked extensively. Here are the ones I fou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
September 25, 11:55am

Re: My food and water weight conundrum...
Personally I find frameless packs uncomfortable above about 15 lbs. And I find the minimal frame in my ULA Ohm to be more comfortable than frameless even at 10-15 lbs. Mike's math is about r...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My food and water weight conundrum...
September 24, 9:22pm

Re: Attaching different sized sleeping pads together
Cut four 4-foot pieces of accessory cord. Tie two pieces of cord around each pad, one near the top and one near the bottom. Clip the loops together with two mini-carabiners.

In GEAR » Attaching different sized sleeping pads together
September 24, 9:12pm

Re: Techniques for Talus
James W. lost his sunglasses in the car-sized talus field in the last photo in August 2012. I went back there this summer and found them, in perfect condition. What are the odds...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
September 24, 9:04pm

Re: Ice Axe Shaft Only?
My Camp Corsa Nanotech in 65cm weighs 8.8 oz. I figure maybe half the weight is in the head, and half is in the shaft. If you wanted to leave a useable handle behind, you could cut off maybe half o...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 24, 8:42pm

Re: snow travel footwear system
There are a few good BPL articles on winter footwear systems: https://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight_footwear_systems_for_snow_travel_part_1.html https://www.ba...

In GEAR » snow travel footwear system
September 24, 8:29pm

Re: Ice Axe Shaft Only?
A snow shovel handle might do what you're talking about, but honestly it's a bad idea. If you know how to use an ice axe properly you shouldn't have to worry about hurting yourself, and...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 24, 8:17pm

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