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I used my 52L on JMT with bearikade weekender. No issues. 25 lb top wt. I really suggest if you need over 25, you might want a different pack. It is not a 30 lb pack. If you bought it for that, ...

In GEAR » ZPack Arc Blast questions
November 01, 6:47pm

I've done a fair amount of night hiking with my little light. I find 20L to be enough on trails. All you need to be able to do is follow the trail. You don't need to create artificial da...

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
November 01, 6:38am

I wanted to write a reccomendation, but honestly, I have little good to say about most scout backpacking. Other than that for kids who have no parent inclined to take them, its a good thing. ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
October 31, 10:32pm

No, we are not kidding ourselves. You fail to see, that cryptosporidium simply is not a problem. We can ignore it, until people get sick from it. AM is highly effective agaist Guardia. In fac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 10:00pm

Zero drop and minimal are totally different things. Minimal, means minimal cushioning, weight, and tread. Not just minimum drop. There really aren't that many minimal shoes. NB has some...

In GEAR » Minimal running shoes used for backpacking
October 31, 9:39pm

Order several from zappos or running warehouse and start trying them. With free shipping and return shipping, you can try shoes to your hearts content. You can even return to running warehouse ...

In GEAR » Yet another shoe question
October 29, 7:39pm

Anything you feel like eating. I eat two breakfasts . the first is quick and can eat while walking. ,like a bar, pastry, cookies, snickers, etc as I start hiking. About 2 hours later when ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 28, 9:24pm

Re: Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
"I always have a cooler with ice..." Wondering how well that works out on multi day hikes myself I like to do research ahead of time and know where the pizza is for when I'm don...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 28, 8:43pm

elemental horizons
I have no personal experience with elemental horizons. A review here at BPL said it was....huge. Really huge. The kalais may be a better comparison. Heard only great comments from owners . Ive ...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit vs Elemental Horizons Aquilo
October 28, 6:04pm

Did not read all of the OP, quite long. My 52L arc was fine for me on my JMT. Would depend on ones gear and bear can. The bear can did do some damage to the arc, but it was anticipated

In Gear Lists » UL Gear List observations and conclusions after three years of JMT experience
October 27, 9:51pm

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