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los padres NF gene marshall/piedra blanca trail
Not sure yet if I can make this trip; will have to check in again as the date approaches. It's actually at a good time in my training routine (for an upcoming race in May) that I may get a fri...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » los padres NF gene marshall/piedra blanca trail
March 07, 6:54pm

Looks good
Thanks for sharing these. Was just thinking the other day of trying to come up with some kind of cream of mushroom base that I could add instant rice and some dehydrated chicken to.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Two DIY Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mixes (1 vegan, 1 regular)
March 07, 11:37am

What pack do you recommend for this gear
I carry almost the exact same set of gear. I don't have the back issues you mention but still prefer a pack with a little more support when hauling around a heavy bear can especially. I hav...

In GEAR » What pack do you recommend for this gear?
March 07, 11:26am

Special order
Max, I just meant if the shop normally carries Rab or Exped but not the particular bivy model you decide you want, they can likely order one for you. Not suggesting you commission Rab to make you ...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 06, 7:25pm

Other eVent options
I've no first hand knowledge of any of these, but it looks like Exped, Rab and Locus Gear all offer eVent bivies. Most, if not all offer a style with bug netting over your face. You could pro...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 06, 7:16pm

Joshua Tree CRHT
Nice job guys. Sounds like you had a challenging and rewarding run. Winter/spring in the desert is nice. Maybe one of these days I'll work up the nerve to try to join y'all on a long r...

In Post-Trip Reports » SpongeBob Zen: Joshua Tree CRHT, 3/2/2013
March 06, 2:46pm

Most Breathable Bivy
Honestly Max, like others are saying, it's tough to find one bivy that will perform all that you want it to in all kinds of conditions. A bivy with a solid top made out of a breathable water r...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 06, 2:34pm

The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove
Saw one of these in action recently; Jhaura from litetrail.com has one he's been using on our last couple of trips. Looks like a nice, small and compact stove. It fits inside his 550ml lite...

In GEAR » The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove
March 04, 2:42pm

Most Breathable Bivy
I'll echo a couple of the other commenters... If you're considering a shelter like the Trailstar (or Trailstar mini), these provide a good bit of coverage so you don't need to rely s...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 04, 2:05pm

Quilt Quiver
I've been using a two-quilt quiver happily for the last few years and it has covered most of my needs: 30*F Katabatic Palisade 15*F Katabatic Sawatch These two quilts get me through most...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Complete range of sleep setup, aka the quilt quiver
March 04, 1:04pm

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