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SUL Thru-Hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail
Great report Andy! Have yet to hike the TCT but I've spent a bit of time over on the Island and always enjoy my visits there. Been talking about bikepacking across the island this fall if I...

In Post-Trip Reports » SUL Thru-Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail
August 06, 5:14pm

Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
Eli, thanks for posting the photos and details. Very helpful. I've been thinking about ordering one of these packs. Hip transfer is important for me with any pack weights getting much over...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 06, 12:05pm

The trail food you just can't stand
My preferences change periodically, but for the last year or so, jerky has been pretty much unpalatable. Have also revolted against canned/pouch tuna. Despite the above items, savory/salty fo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 28, 7:10pm

RX100 iii vs a6000
I reckon one of the biggest factors will be to decide if you are satisfied with the focal range offered on the RX100 with its built-in lens (24-70mm, f1.8). If you need/want wider or longer lenses...

In Photography » OH NO!!! More decisions???
July 24, 11:48am

Quilt for Mt Whitney high camp
Most of my Sierra trips end up being during the shoulder season (Sept to Nov). I often bring my 15*F quilt on these trips for that added safety margin and a bit of extra warmth for the cold(er) ni...

In GEAR » Quilt for Mt. Whitney high camp
July 24, 10:33am

"OH NO!!! More decisions???"
I've been shooting with, and carrying around, a Sony NEX body and lenses for about three years now. I recently bought a second body (a6000) to replace my NEX 5n as my primary camera. I haven&...

In Photography » OH NO!!! More decisions???
July 24, 10:23am

How many sleeping bags do you own?
I own three quilts: 15*F down quilt 30*F down quilt 50*F synthetic quilt The 30*F quilt is my workhorse and gets used for most of my spring trips in my local mountains and summer trips in t...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 9:55am

Have you ever saved someone's life?
As a former EMT and ocean lifeguard at the Wedge (an infamous surf spot in southern CA), I've been involved in all sorts of rescues, medical aids, etc. Learning and developing the skills neces...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have you ever saved someone's life?
May 23, 10:54am

ULA Circuit - A Successful Navy Blue Dyeing Session
Looks great! I'm feeling motivated to dye my old ULA conduit black now. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

In GEAR » ULA Circuit - A Successful Navy Blue Dyeing Session
May 22, 12:00pm

Rackless Carry Systems for Lightweight Bikepacking
Dale, that pack sounds fine. I prefer to bike (or bikepack) without a backpack (I'd rather carry the extra weight on the bike), but if I do have to carry a pack, it's usually an Osprey T...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rackless Carry Systems for Lightweight Bikepacking
May 22, 11:51am

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