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solo
Hmmm. I drive 12hrs, or if flying up to 2000 miles, just to go hike by myself. Pick a busy trail, and just go. You WONT be alone unless you want to be. Take a PLB if it makes you feel better....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 07, 10:42pm

sak
Good to see you made a choice. I would just add, if you cannot list exactly what an item will be used for, chances are that you dont need it. I cannot come up with uses for most items on...

In GEAR » Knife or multi-tool
September 05, 9:39pm

summer nights
Summer night temps where I live are 75 to 85 F. And high humidity. That's why I go backpack in the mountains. In the sierras, summer may be 25 to 55 F. In the Appalachians, 45 to 70 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 04, 8:42pm

anjan
I don't think there is one perfect tent for all trips and conditions. There is a new anjan for sale on Whiteblaze for 585 BTW. Owner decided it wasn't what he needed.

In GEAR » Anjan: One 3 season 2 person tent to rule them all?
September 03, 7:59pm

starlyte lighting
Never lit a starlyte. But my way to light alcohol stoves is to dip a twig or blade of dry grass in the alcohol light it, and use it to light the stove with windscreen in place. Saves the hair on m...

In GEAR » Best way to light a StarLyte?
September 02, 8:08pm

hip pain
The first thing to do, is to completely stop doing anything that aggravates it for about 4-6 weeks, then ease back into activities and see if it returns. Ive had many minor muscle pulls from weigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hip pain after squatting and long, steep descents.
September 01, 9:29am

JMT list
Long underwear base layer are good to change into for sleeping when your day clothes are all wet, either from sweat or rain. Other than that use a few nights, the only other time I wore mine wa...

In Gear Lists » Please critique my JMT gear list - Late September. Thanks!
August 31, 1:31pm

anorak
I thing the drawback to an anorak puffy would be if you like a snug fit, it might be a hassle to get on and off. The increased sizing needed for ease of on/off probably offsets the weight of zipper...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 31, 1:22pm

cant stand foods
Poptarts MH Chili Mac (horrible gas I can still remember the smell) Kraft easy-mac Spam any kind of corn nuts

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 31, 1:16pm

thrift store
lots of the cheap wind pants at any thrift store for $3

In GEAR » Pair of junky secondary pants?
August 30, 12:46pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm