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My "wind shirt" rant...
I always carry either a rain jacket (Patagonia M10 at the moment) or a wind shirt (~2010 or older Houdini) on overnight trips, but never both. If my trip is short (3-4 days or less) and the weat...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 31, 3:01pm

My delicious high calorie breakfast mix
Looks tasty. Will have to file this one away for future use!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My delicious high calorie breakfast mix
March 31, 12:59pm

ultralight packing and dogs
Good comments from those above. My dogs also stay in the shelter with me/us. One other thing to think about is caring for your dogs' paws. Conditioning their pads with shorter hikes/runs i...

In GEAR » ultralight packing and dogs
March 31, 12:52pm

Sespe Creek from Piedras Blancas - Any water?
I haven't been down the Sespe myself lately, but it's my understanding there is plenty of water in the creek currently. After May or so, it might be time to start worrying. Lower Piedra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sespe Creek from Piedras Blancas - Any water?
March 31, 10:23am

minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
They may not be minimalist enough for you, but I've been having pretty good luck with the Patagonia Rover shoe. It's designed to be a crossover between a low drop trail running shoe and an...

In GEAR » minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
March 30, 2:56pm

REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
Had a couple of cold nights this spring on my old version 1.0 NeoAir pad, so I used my dividend and 20% off coupon to significantly subsidize a new NeoAir Xtherm MAX pad. I'm a pretty stocky...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 30, 11:17am

Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
The pack looks great! Some nice details on this pack- the daisy chain and the compression strap that go over/under the bottle pockets are both nice additions. I'm liking my Unaweep so far...

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 24, 5:07pm

Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
No experience with washing a down bag with a duct tape patch on it, but I've washed and dried several other items that have tenacious tape patches on them (wind pants, down jacket, synthetic fi...

In GEAR » Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
March 17, 10:48am

Camera Bag
I use the Zpacks Multipack to carry my A6000 and lenses. I usually wear it as a chest pack, hanging the bag from either the shoulder straps or the pack frame. Each extra lens is in its own bubb...

In Photography » Camera case/bag
March 10, 6:07pm

Backcountry Brews
Thanks for the review. I'd been curious about this product and whether the beer was any good, but had been turned off by the need to buy/carry a special bottle. Knowing that the beer itself...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 06, 10:35am

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