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JMT 2011
I hiked the JMT last summer. I wouldn't have even considered it without the information and inspiration here at BPL. JMT 2011 Trip Report

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT 2011
May 29, 6:17pm

Re: Piru-Maniacs
Thanks for posting your triple reports Nick. The pxts from your new camera are beautiful. I really appreciated the details of the Fish Bowls (can't wait to get out there). Bixby is definitely t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Piru-Maniacs: Three Back to Back (to Back) Trips Through the Piru Creek Watershed; Ventura County Backcountry
May 28, 3:23pm

Wearable quilts
Hey Aaron. I used a wearable quilt last season and it worked well as an insulation layer around camp. It definitely looks a little unfashionable around the campfire, but who cares it's got 10 o...

In Multiple Use Gear » Quilt as insulation layer
May 10, 1:33am

First-timer... JMT 2012
Hi Megan, welcome to BPL. 15 lb base weight is great for a 'first timer'! I like the JMT in the Aug/Sept late season (very few other hikers, no mosquitos). If you haven't already pu...

In Gear Lists » First-timer... JMT 2012
May 09, 12:57pm

Re: Cuben: Button Hole?
Maybe a metal eyelet would work? I use them as drain holes in cuben pack pockets. The 1/16" and the larger 3/32" shock cord fits. Joe @ Zpacks also uses them for drain holes in cuben pack...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben: Button Hole?
May 04, 5:20pm

Strange Trail Signs
I saw this on the trail today, glad I'm not in charge of trail maintenance. Any other strange trail signs out there?

In Photo Gallery » Strange Trail Signs
May 04, 5:04pm

MYOG cuben pack
Beautiful pack design KC. I really like the detailed use of specific materials for each area of the pack, like the lighter 1 oz cuben roll top and cuben hybrid on the bottom. I also used the newer ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben pack
April 29, 1:21pm

Re: Piedra Blanca to Punch Bowls
Thanks Rob. It's good Nick can help with info on the area. Too bad about the Punch Bowls, unfortunately it's probably typical of a good area that is so close to a main road. Sounds like it ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » sespe may 18-20th
April 28, 12:16pm

Piedra Blanca to Punch Bowls
Thanks Kevin for organizing this trip last year. Sespe is beautiful in the spring. I checked out the area Rob is talking about, and the photos look amazing. Here's one of the narrows in the...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » sespe may 18-20th
April 27, 6:04pm

12 oz Momentum 50 Summer Quilt
Thanks Dan. The cost of the materials is about $60 in M50 (@$9.95/sqyd), $60 in down (@ $10/oz) plus a few dollars in hardware. There are probably about 10 hours of work involved, but I usually tak...

In Make Your Own Gear » 12 oz Momentum 50 Summer Quilt
April 27, 2:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Andy Duncan

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on the JMT last summer and had no problems. They are extremely light and the grips and very comfortable. The locking system is smooth and flawless. I have used them in snow and mile...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:20pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
After using the large (19oz) for the extra 5" in width and the regular (14 oz) to save a little weight I finally just settled on the small (9 oz). It's lightweight and perfect as an extended ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 01, 2:24am

zpacks Company
I ordered a Hexamid Tent on Sept. 1st and received it on the extact day Joe said it would mailed out. When I added some accessories to the order at the last minute he sent them without charging for th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 01, 2:01am