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Given the inherent unfairness of the generally accepted 10 and 5 lb norms as they apply to different locales, seasons, and hiker body sizes, I think 10 and 5 are acceptable definitions for 3 seaso...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 30, 8:14pm

Nice work. Enjoyed it. Thx.

In Post-Trip Reports » Yet another JMT trip report
December 30, 6:58pm

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In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Blocking Ads for Lifetime Members
December 30, 2:21pm

When I was in my early 20s, my arches had collapsed,my feet were flat. I also had severe PF. I got orthotics that re-shaped my foot, put arch back into it over time. Feet are very moldable. ( ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 30, 7:10am

Spindrift coming thru mesh Mesh freezing to ground These are problems you dont want in a true winter shelter

In GEAR » Hexamid Solo Plus Tarp w/ extended beak--a good winter shelter?
December 28, 2:22pm

Washing frogs
Yes, you can wash Frogg toggs in a washer. They are fairly durable. I would recommend against using a center agitator machine though. I have a 1" long tear in a pair of pants where it ...

In GEAR » Need advice on a rain jacket that will fit my needs for an AT thru hike.
December 26, 9:25am

I think the gear list is pretty good. You will be lighter than 90% of starting hikers. Some of the UL gear isnt as robust or idiot-proof as conventional. It obviously works for many, but there ...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 25, 9:10pm

The sound doesnt bother me at all. But I do sleep with earplugs, so there isnt any.

In GEAR » Original NeoAir vs NeoAir Xlite. Who likes the original better?
December 25, 11:41am

it happens, its permanent, and it doesnt take a long thru hike, even a much shorter time will begin to cause changes. When I was 22 I wore a 9.5, now I wear a 11.5, and a 12 in hiking shoe. A...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 25, 9:08am

A snake is a cold blooded reptile, like a fish. It has no concept of hot or cold. Its body is the same temperature as its environment. It is more active in warmer conditions, and moves slower...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 11:23am

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