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Very little weight should ride on your back. I have back issues, osteoarthritis, and never bothers me backpacking.

In Philosophy & Technique » Encouragement Needed
June 14, 2:50pm

VVR this yr
VVR is ~6 miles off the trail by the conventional route along the lake. Normal water years, you catch the ferry at the lake, only 1 mile off the trail. The problem is, the ferry will only run a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 14, 12:15am

tachyon anorak
the new ones do not run small at all, in fact, they run sort of big. they are also, lighter. a L weighs 2.1 oz.

In GEAR » MontBell Tachyon Anorak owners, size question.
June 13, 11:59pm

hip belt
If your torso length is too short, you might overtighten the belt trying to keep the weight off the shoulders. When its a bit longer, with a good belt, I find it takes very little belt tension t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hip Belt Rubbing the Top of My Hip Bone Raw
June 12, 8:45pm

I dont think the MTR fee is unreasonable, given your options. They also, check that all buckets they pick up are on their list and have been paid for, Correspond with you about the payment and...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 12, 8:32pm

arc blast color
I have the all green with black mesh/pockets/straps as well. I have it because I thought it was the best looking color scheme. Im not a fan of the two-tone color schemes with the gray backpanel...

In GEAR » Zpack Arc Blast Color
June 11, 9:19pm

rain jacket
Raingear is not going to keep you dry. It is going to keep you warm. There is no such thing as anywhere close to breatheable enough for heavy exertion in humid conditions. If you walk on...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 11, 9:11pm

stove and pot
Gnat stove 1.7 oz Zelph flat bottom foster pot 1.05 oz, w/lid

In GEAR » What is the lightest canister stove pot combination?
June 11, 8:29pm

With VVR only running the ferry at 945 am this yr, while it runs, it could be a bit out of the way. Im planning on it being a 12 mile round-trip detour due to this. But that detour will get me no...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 10, 8:55pm

south of MTR
SEKI allows alcohol and esbit during fire restrictions, so from MTR southward, I think you can use those for sure. Buy a cheap ebay cannister stove and leave it in the hiker box at MTR and use alch...

In Gear Lists » Headed south on the JMT on July 29...
June 10, 8:04pm

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