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Re: Reduce "flapping" in silnylon shelters
I made a cuben pyramid but the issues you described are not limited to silnylon. I designed my shelter to use two trekking poles exactly as you describe. The only difference is that I reversed th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Reduce "flapping" in silnylon shelters
February 17, 8:49am

Re: PCT gear list
"Sorry to tell you, long pants will not keep you cleaner on that trail......I wore Rail Riders pants with bottoms that Velcro shut and had dirt up to my thighs each night.. ..and yea wet wipes...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
February 16, 6:27pm

Another approach
"Hunter's style gloves or mittens with tops that fold back are good for photography." I actually have a four layer system though I rarely wear all four. 1) very light base layer...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 6:22pm

And then there's me
I probably have the worst average campsites by far, arriving at or after dark. But, I have unrivaled sunset and sunrise views while hiking in the evening and early morning,

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 06, 6:44pm

Re: Re: JMT alternatives
" You get 90% of the PCT " I don't think so. Maybe 90% of the JMT. --B.G.-- All those letters are confusing. 90% of the JMT. Is that better?

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 7:06pm

JMT alternatives
Start at Sonora and end at Cottonwood Pass or vice versa on the PCT. You get 90% of the PCT and I believe you can summit Whitney from the west, though I would check that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 3:22pm

Sometimes plans work
I had my 2011 PCT hike planned out to the max. Had the full schedule, airline tickets for the return book, resupplies boxed and addressed. I held my schedule within a couple of days and with the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thru-Hiking: When to plan and when to let it go?
January 25, 12:41pm

Reese's Cups
The ones made by Hershey. :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » BEST WINTER FOODS?
January 07, 6:07pm

Re: Out of respect?
"I would think or HOPE that others would not take his design out of respect for him and his work. It's kind of sad when people take others hard work and designs and seek to make a profit i...

In GEAR » Have any pack manufacturers adopted the McHale Bypass Harness design?
December 22, 7:34pm

Re: PCT start date - Carson Pass CA
As Bob said it will depend on the year. As a general rule I would target July 1st and adjust accordingly to the snow conditions. by the way, the problem would be in that area, it will be north of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT start date - Carson Pass CA
December 21, 7:16pm

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