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Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Great pics Andy! After reading your report and Tom Kirchner's report from earlier this year I'm going to have to pencil in a longer (4-5 day at least) trip to the upper Kern area next summe...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:16pm

Re: Re: Sheltered Camp
Bob's right about snow in the winter. When a giant clump falls off a tree and hammers your shelter, you'll know about it. That being said, trees offer great protection from wind and rain...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheltered Camp
October 06, 1:40pm

Re: We hiked out of Saddle bag Lake the same weekend and woke up to this. great fun.
Awesome pics Anthony!

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 05, 11:50pm

Re: durable bushwacking windshirt
Black Diamond Alpine Start? It's 9 oz, very breathable and will be way more durable than a Houdini.

In GEAR » durable bushwacking windshirt
October 05, 12:40pm

Re: Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
I used to own a WM Ultralite and sold it for a quilt. The quilt I got instead, a Katabatic Alsek, has 12.4 oz of down. After 25+ nights in both the Alsek and the WM Ultralite, I decided that they w...

In GEAR » Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
October 02, 3:33pm

Re: Petzl diffuser vs Black Diamond spot and flood modes
I've got a Spot. Flood mode casts a nice wide beam and is great for night hiking. The spotlight mode is a really bright but narrow beam, best used for trying to peer at stuff far away. I only r...

In GEAR » Petzl diffuser vs Black Diamond spot and flood modes
October 02, 8:59am

Re: dry feet?
I used bread bags over warm wool socks. James just wore two pairs of socks and let his feet get wet. It wasn't actually that cold, 35-40F, so that worked fine despite a lot of slush.

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 01, 7:12pm

Re: Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
Manfred, The first backpacking trip I ever did was in Florida, five days on the Florida Trail. It was great - lots of cool plants I had never seen before. The highlight of the trip was at the en...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
September 30, 7:51pm

Re: hatchet?
Paul, the hatchet was a bit of an indulgence and more for fun than necessity... It would have come in handy if we had a fire the second night when everything was wet, but we just got in our tarps a...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 30, 9:47am

Re: Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
Sorry you couldn't make it Justin. Seems like everybody is out of vacation time or otherwise indisposed this time of year. Plenty of time left yet for shoulder season trips. No on the micro ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 30, 9:44am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm