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re: Zpacks sleeping bags
Glad to see Joe and his products getting so much love around here. He's made probably more than half the stuff in my current kit!

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
October 30, 12:52pm

re: Best knot for Triptease line?
I use line locs for the adjustable end and a simple overhand loop for attaching to my tarp. The overhand loop, despites it's nickname in climbing circles (European Death Knot) is very secure. I...

In GEAR » Best knot for Triptease line?
October 24, 9:22am

Grommet for Tarp Set-up with Tentpoles
I want to switch from trecking poles to cf tent poles for my tarp and I'm wondering how to use the tent poles. With my trecking poles I just stick the points into the ground and wrap the guylin...

In GEAR » Grommet for Tarp Set-up with Tentpoles
October 07, 12:37pm

re: Magical Metrical Mystery Tour - confessions of an old Fart
>>>So how do I make my brain comprehend grams without mental conversion into lbs and ozs?<<< The only way to achieve this goal is to start selling cocaine.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Magical Metrical Mystery Tour - confessions of an old Fart
October 07, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twin ropes.
Ha ha - I don't use them either. And I never will if I have to carry all those extra biners!

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
July 22, 11:55am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Twin ropes.
>>>John Long's How to Rock Climb book says "whenever two ropes run through one anchor they should be clipped into separate carabiners".<<< Art, are you sure yo...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
July 22, 11:34am

Re: Re: Twin ropes.
It's very rare that ropes unclip themselves and usually it's the result of improperly backclipping. If ropes were unclipping all the time there would be a ton more accidents since the great...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
July 22, 10:50am

Re: Twin ropes v.s. Double ropes
>>>Twin ropes, when used in climbing, are "both" supposed to be clipped in to every piece of protection. Its best to use a separate biner for each rope at each piece of pro.<&...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
July 22, 7:19am

Re: Bump
Some of the AT trail guides are available online for free. I know it's not a map, but I find just the trail description is generally fine for the AT. (Of course I understand if your insisten...

In GEAR » NEED APPALACHIAN TRAIL MAP FOR CONNECTICUT
July 22, 6:59am

Re: no insulated parka
I agree, he doesn't need a full on parka. But he was asking if he could ditch the upper body insulation layer completely and I don't think that's smart. Something like a fleece or do...

In Gear Lists » Pemi Loop
July 21, 9:44am

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am