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Re: lighter, no longer 70d
"Used to be 70D bottom, not anymore" Yep, I'me thinking 50d may be tough enough not to have to supplement with a thin CCF still whereas my Exped Synmat UL 7 was 20d and worried me....

In GEAR » supplement xtherm
April 01, 9:47am

SD bags
I've owned two SD bags - Nitro 30 and Nitro 15. They were both excellent. I think both are discontinued now though. I agree with Stephen that the REI Joule looks like a good choice from REI....

In GEAR » REI div, and female sleeping bags....
March 30, 6:11pm

supplement xtherm
I'm curious if xtherm users usually supplement the pad with a thin CCF pad to protect from punctures. I'm looking for a new pad and I keep going back and forth between the xtherm large and...

In GEAR » supplement xtherm
March 28, 10:27am

Re: Foot width
"The main problem is that I haven't been able to find the foot width of the hyperlite? I know its curved, but they say the width is 20.5" even though the top is curved too...." ...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 28, 9:54am

UQ first
Good choice on the hammock. I'd recommend going with an underquilt. I basically found hammocking MISERABLE until I ditched the pad for an underquilt. It made a world of difference for me. A...

In GEAR » Hammock to start with?
March 27, 9:07pm

Re: Re: new synmat
"The computer here is saying I'll get this by April the 4th, but I have my doubts." Campsaver called Exped for me and they were told another 3-4 weeks due to delays at the port. I...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 27, 3:41pm

new synmat
I keep waffling between the synmat hyperlite and winterlite.

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 27, 2:26pm

Twin lakes trail
You could also do an out and back on the twin lakes trail from lodgepole to ranger lake. I think its about 10 miles one way. You could also stay at twin lakes (mile 7) and drop the packs and just...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip Ideas in Sierra - Aug.
March 25, 12:34pm

dropping the price
Price dropped to $65.

In Gear Swap » Fs: Exped Synmat UL 7 small
March 17, 12:32pm

Re: Re: Against the grain
"If you dehydrate it wrong, the entire cellular structure of the meat will collapse, and then it dehydrates as a solid block which is tough at a minimum. It might be brick-like when you get do...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help dehydrating beef jerky
March 14, 3:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeffrey McConnell

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Vasque Breeze GTX
I bought theses shoes for a day hike of Mt. Whitney. They performed very well. Good traction on wet rock and scree. I also used them for a 5 day backpacking trip of Whitney through the back country...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 20, 12:20pm