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Re: Looking for a 2-person shelter for the CDT
I've never seen one in person, so take this with a grain of salt, but the YAMA Terraform 2P seems pretty similar to the 2P Spinnshelter you mentioned.

In GEAR » Looking for a 2-person shelter for the CDT
March 30, 12:59pm

Goals
If your goal is to get as UL as possible and shave off every gram or ounce, you probably need a scale. If your goal is to just get reasonably light then you can get by without one. Many of us...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 30, 12:39pm

Food
Kier -- Excellent point on the food. Having a scale has definitely made my food planning much better.

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 29, 2:43pm

Re: Re: National Geographic TOPO! Software
Thanks, Bob. I did notice the right-click tool "Split Route Here" feature, but after splitting the full route in 2, it wouldn't let me split those 2 routes. I'll have to try aga...

In Pre-Trip Planning » National Geographic TOPO! Software
March 29, 1:27pm

Re: other's experience
When I first started lightening my load I didn't have a scale. I just listed all my stuff and compared it to other people's lists to see where I could replace or eliminate stuff. I notice...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 29, 1:22pm

Scales
I have and use a scale and definitely find it helpful, but I wouldn't say that it's necessary. If I didn't have it, I think I'd bring pretty much all of the same stuff that I do no...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 29, 12:10pm

National Geographic TOPO! Software
I have an older version of the California maps that I recently starting using again and am wondering a couple things. - Is it possible to create the entire route for a trip, then break it up int...

In Pre-Trip Planning » National Geographic TOPO! Software
March 29, 11:50am

Night 1
For short trips I sometimes just make a sandwich at home and have that for dinner the first night. Not really UL, but tasty. Add your favorite chips on the side and you've got yourself a meal.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stoveless, potless, sporkless, knifeless, assembly free, pre-packaged food ideas...
March 28, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Batteries
Thank you both. I used the Panasonic Lithium CR123A 3V Photo Lithium Batteries, which were recommend on the Steripen website.

In GEAR » Help with Water Purification (PCT Thru-Hike)
March 27, 3:27pm

Batteries
Sorry to derail the thread a bit, but which batteries are you using, Ben? I got the Adventurer Opti this past summer and burned through a set of batteries in about 10 days when treating water for ...

In GEAR » Help with Water Purification (PCT Thru-Hike)
March 27, 3:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Chris S

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Six Moons Designs 2011 Swift
I bought this pack (along with the optional Hoop Stay and Wing Belt) intending to use it for trips that required a bear canister. The light weight, capacity to fit a bear canister and option to add t...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 27, 12:46pm