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Cuben iPhone Shoulder Pouches
Some of my hiking buddies bring their iPhones along as multi-use items (camera/video/GPS/music etc). I realized it was time to make some lightweight cuben iPhone shoulder pouches. At 0.2 ozs they m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben iPhone Shoulder Pouches
April 17, 11:24pm

Re: Black Rock Down Vest
My bad, the Black Rock vest is sewn through. BTW, my wife loves her Goose Feet down booties!

In GEAR » Best baffled down vest?
April 15, 7:29pm

Black Rock Down Vest
I recently ordered one of the Black Rock Gear down vests. It's the first vest I have ever used so I don't have experience with other vests, but it lofts up much more than my MB ex light dow...

In GEAR » Best baffled down vest?
April 15, 5:10pm

Sheperd’s Pass to Whitney Portal: A Variation on the standard JMT route (8/19/2011 to 8/29/2011)
Thanks for posting this awesome report! Your route details and pxts are much appreciated and inspiring. I especially liked the photos of Thunder/Table Top basin (another amazing must see High Sierr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sheperd’s Pass to Whitney Portal: A Variation on the standard JMT route (8/19/2011 to 8/29/2011)
April 12, 12:56am

SHR Starting @ Roads End
Daniel, I'm doing a similar section of the SHR from Roads End to Dusy Basin leaving September 15th. I sent you a pm.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra High Route -What sectin would you recommend
April 03, 1:42pm

Band of Brothers (Mendel, Darwin, Huxley)

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
March 30, 4:14pm

Ditto. I just want to wake up on the trail again.

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
March 29, 2:00pm

Thru Hiker Quilt
Your quilt looks beautiful! Nice job! I agree it is a tedious process, but definitely worth the effort. I am working on a quilt right now with the same color M50 for the outer shell, it's g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker Quilt Kit Finished
March 27, 1:53am

Light and durable
If light and durable are your main requirements I have also had good results with the Liberty Ridge pattern (Thru-Hiker). Silnylon is a good value, but not breathable. W/p/b cuben at Zpacks is supp...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG rain gear fabric
March 25, 9:23pm

Rain gear material
I would use different materials if making a poncho/pack cover/groundsheet versus a w/p/b jacket and pants or rain skirt or poncho and chaps or poncho with a hat cover and detachable sleeves or etc ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG rain gear fabric
March 25, 8:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Andy Duncan

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on the JMT last summer and had no problems. They are extremely light and the grips and very comfortable. The locking system is smooth and flawless. I have used them in snow and mile...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:20pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
After using the large (19oz) for the extra 5" in width and the regular (14 oz) to save a little weight I finally just settled on the small (9 oz). It's lightweight and perfect as an extended ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 01, 2:24am

zpacks Company
I ordered a Hexamid Tent on Sept. 1st and received it on the extact day Joe said it would mailed out. When I added some accessories to the order at the last minute he sent them without charging for th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 01, 2:01am