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PCT Thru Hike Sleeping Bag
I used a WM Summerlite (rated to 32 degrees) on my thru and would do so again. I had a bivy sack and silk liner which added a bit of warmth, and I slept in my Thermawrap a lot of nights. But I ca...

In GEAR » PCT Thru Hike Sleeping Bag
August 07, 5:09pm

Cat can stove with Trek 900 or MSR Kettle
I've used my supercat stove with a Titan Kettle for over 100 nights with no problems. I think that the stove is a bit more efficient with a wider pot, but it certainly works.

In GEAR » Cat can stove with Trek 900 or MSR Kettle
August 07, 1:37pm

Trail runners
I'd suggest that any PCT thru-hiker wear trail runners. When I thru-hiked, at least 3/4ths of the other thru-hikers I saw were using trail runners (I did, too). The trail is generally smooth ...

In GEAR » Hiking shoes for the PCT!
July 29, 12:59pm

If people can't find what they're looking for at, you might try looking for clearance sales at another store. I just got a pair of GI III pants for 30% off at,...

In Gear Deals » PATAGONIA 50% SALE ON
July 20, 3:21am

October in the Smokies
I did Fontana to Newfound Gap last October (as part of a longer AT section hike). For the Smokies, we had 3 straight days of 40-50 degrees and rain. Only you can judge your clothing's adequac...

In Gear Lists » October in the Smokies - Gear list
July 13, 1:48pm

Me, too
A lot of places I really love in Arizona burned in the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires last year. And some of the nicest remaining forests on the PCT in southern California burned the fall after my t...

In Chaff » Saddened by the Wildfires
June 28, 5:06am

Do you know what the weight of the inner is?

In Gear Swap » GoLite Shangri-La 1 Nest (net tent) F/S ~ (Brand New)
June 24, 5:19pm

Who cares?
Jake, if you don't like trail magic, then you have 3 options: 1) hike trails that don't have trail magic 2) hike trails in seasons when no one is doing hiker feeds (we hiked the first...

In Chaff » Trail Magic definition... diluted?
June 22, 2:55am

Nice-looking tarp. Can I ask how much it costs?

In Make Your Own Gear » The Shadow: A custom designed and built shelter for BPL user Ben S. (Virga Outdoors)
June 15, 3:58pm

Re: Spork Science - Must Read
FYI, that comic is from which is essential reading for geeks with a sense of humor. By the way, that comic has a punchline:

In Chaff » Spork Science - Must Read
June 13, 5:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm