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I really like an almost full length 1/8 inch pad. It's pretty light, protects your pad, and adds a little warmth

In GEAR » Zero + Small NeoAir + Quilt + CCF Frame?
February 14, 9:26am

Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
Sorry to get you off track, Heath. Sounds like you're looking for a balance between being light and being prepared. I was just trying to point out some examples where you can be both lighter ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 2:08pm

What can you tell me by looking at this map? (Tuxachanie, MS)
I'm with BG, I would be prepared to have wet feet all day and probably muddy feet all day. There appears to be almost no elevation. I would wear shoes that drain well, very light socks that a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What can you tell me by looking at this map? (Tuxachanie, MS)
February 13, 1:47pm

Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
I really don't agree that a base weight below 10 pounds is dangerous territory. My normal base weight is about 8 pounds. It includes good rain gear, enough insulation, reliable shelter, sever...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 1:18pm

Savage Gulf's Collins Gulf
Nice report. I still need to get down there sometime. Its not too far from either.

In Post-Trip Reports » Savage Gulf's Collins Gulf
February 12, 4:58pm

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Thanks for the review. It really seems like a good option. My old classic was so inconsistent, though, that its hard for me to return to Steripen.

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 11, 9:07am

Difficulties with Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
I have it and have used it in a trailstar. It will do the job. It really didnt have the look or feel you see in the photo for me though. Unless you have them anchored, the corners pull in close....

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
February 11, 8:54am

Darn Tough
My experience has been very different. But I have only used the thinnest version, and it doesn't have any of the "fluff" you are losing. The thinner version has worn much better tha...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 9:19am

Zion
Great idea, Paul. In fact, it's such a good idea that we did a trip to Zion a couple of years ago and did up ams back on Narrows and Subway. It would be fun to learn a few canyoneering skills...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
February 05, 8:22am

Southern Utah is April?
Thanks, Peter. I wasn't able to get non-corridor permits in the GC. And I'm not sure my wife would be up with the rappel...heights. The other trips you posted look great. I will look in...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
February 04, 8:40am

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