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Summer quilt
For the temperature ranges you are looking at, I would strongly recommend you look at a quilt. Some don't like them in cold temperatures, but I see very little downside in summer. You will sa...

In GEAR » Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
August 12, 10:12am

Texas two step
I spent a few years in Texas(Austin) too, Jen. For me, it was the Shiner, brisket and 100 degree days that kept me on the couch. But you'll bounce back.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 06, 1:30pm

JMT - Yosemite to John Muir Ranch
I had a couple of things I would likely change. I would leave the mid layer at home. I would consider a quilt from EE and save about a pound - that's real.

In Gear Lists » JMT - Yosemite to John Muir Ranch
August 04, 10:41am

Lightening up: dooReplace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
I think you have great wind and rain gear and would not change a bit. The Rab Demand is not that heavy and will breathe quite a bit better than either of those PU laminates from Marmot and Mon...

In GEAR » Lightening up: dooReplace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
July 31, 11:12am

Crew 2425, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska
Great report

In Post-Trip Reports » Crew 2425, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska
July 26, 8:49am

4 Pass Loop on Maroon Bells - A couple of questions
The trip was great but I would up in the San Juans instead of the 4 Pass Loop. The Ranger told us no one had been able to pass thru the passes yet because of the snow. The Weminuche was a great c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 4 Pass Loop on Maroon Bells - A couple of questions
July 24, 4:13pm

Bob
"you are more likely to be bitten by Luis Suarez when playing soccer than being bitten by a shark when swimming in the ocean." You're looking at this all wrong. Suarez has played ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Safety in the backcountry
July 24, 4:00pm

John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
"Does this recent strategy of running as a team of two ultimately work for the best ?" I know that when I hike with others, there is typically an inverse relation in the number of hike...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 24, 3:41pm

How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
"I only wash my hands when I get them dirty with chemicals or something man-made like grease or paint, or before coitus. " Not afterward?

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 21, 3:51pm

You Know Why
http://ifunny.mobi/i/c0Ozd7S82

In Gear Swap » FS: Smartwool Men's Briefs (Size M) x2
July 16, 11:55am

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