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About Me Pursuing Christ, relationships, and adventure in that order. Nicknamed "Chief" because I grew up with a tribe of vegetarian cannibals on a small island off the coast of Iowa.
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My 2 cents
You're getting lots of good advice. I haven't done the AT but I used to live near it and hiked on it a lot. Couple ideas -Keep the camera. It will probably take way better pictures th...

In Gear Lists » Gearing up for the Appalachian Trail next spring
December 02, 6:47pm

Re Re Re Updates to the Porter
I doubt they could put the framesheet in an old pack. Its sewn in and non removable on newer packs. Edit - You probably don't need it. Its really only for packs with more then 40 pounds in t...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 02, 6:15pm

Updates to the Porter
I just called HMG and they have made a few improvements since that review was published. -The Porter 4400 (but not the other packs) is made with a heavier Cuban hybrid. -The Porter 4400 now...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 01, 8:20pm

Durability and Volume
Personally I think a Circuit is way to big for an AT hike. For reasons of my own I ordered a slightly customized Porter 3400 but if I was hiking the AT I'd pick the Windrunner 2400 for seve...

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
December 01, 8:02pm

Be strategic
Sleeping A Z30 quilt by Golite (on clearance now) or a cheaper quilt from Enlightened Gear will cost $150-$180. With a good 20 or 30 degree quilt you might be able to sell both of your current ba...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List: Advice?
November 27, 7:37pm

Re Another Choice
Fire in Lineville Gorge? Bummer I hope the old growth forest survives. You might consider the Art Loeb Trail. The first half is fairly low if I recall then it climbs up to some really nice bal...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need Advice for AT Section Hike in December
November 24, 6:11pm

One idea
Its a bit more then $30 but the Thermarest Prolite is a good option. The Short is 11oz and $45-$65 depending on whether or not you can find it on sale. The XShort is 8oz and a bit cheaper. No...

In Gear Swap » wtb cheap thin >1in inflatable pad
November 24, 5:02pm

Another Idea
Why not check out Lineville Gorge? Its a nice areas and its lower. I would add one caveat, its a steep hike. If there is ice on the trail its not worth it. There is a visitor center and if its ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need Advice for AT Section Hike in December
November 24, 4:57pm

Loop Version
I wonder if you could do a loop version of this hiker. Start at Green River Lakes and go south to Indian Pass. At Indian Pass cross to the east side of the divide and work your way back north poss...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Better than the Sierra High Route: A Complete Guide to the Wind River High Route - mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America
November 21, 8:30pm

Prepackaging in Grizzly Country
I'm a fan of prepackaged food in Griz country because I reason there is less chance of odors leaking out. Course the trash might smell so I don't know how much it helps. The one thing I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 20, 8:21pm

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