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Re: Klymit/Elemental Horizons Motion 60 -- Update and Measurements
Thanks Vallerie! Perfect on the torso length for me so I went ahead an bought one since I'm already a EH fanboy. It seems only a few days ago the super deals were easier to find. The one I bou...

In GEAR » Klymit/Elemental Horizons Motion 60 Pack?
July 18, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Use Gaiter
"I go above the tops of my boots maybe 5% of the time. Or less." Ah, well there you go then. Big difference. For me taking GTX shoes in the backcountry, and then trying to tipi-toe ...

In GEAR » BOGUS WATERPROOF CLAIMS BY BOOT COMPANIES
July 18, 9:33am

Re: Use Gaiter
"Anyone that has done hiking in wet conditions know that gaiters are more than a way to keep dirt and twigs out of your shoes. " This. I was going to reply, but since this is like the ...

In GEAR » BOGUS WATERPROOF CLAIMS BY BOOT COMPANIES
July 18, 9:03am

Re: Initial Impressions/Photos - Klymit/Elemental Horizons Motion 60
Valarie, Thanks for the detail post. Its wonderful to have a detailed description on something this new. Now I'm getting pretty interested. I assume it has fixed shoulder straps - non-adjus...

In GEAR » Klymit/Elemental Horizons Motion 60 Pack?
July 18, 8:37am

The Way Back
I really enjoyed the movie. Never read the book. Apparently Rawicz's story was questionable and questioned for decades, then definitively debunked a few years back, then it was suggested that t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 17, 6:03pm

Re: Conditions
My result are similar to Gordon. I use a jetBoil to BOIL water, not to cook. I can get about 12 liters out of a single small canister under ideal conditions. As a pleasant surprise JetBoil's o...

In GEAR » Canister fuel. How many boils?
July 17, 2:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Leaking takes a while
"Except maybe in some special conditions. Yes, absolutely. Like the wilderness of northwestern Canada. Maybe not so much in southern California." Yes, of course! Just not because th...

In GEAR » BOGUS WATERPROOF CLAIMS BY BOOT COMPANIES
July 16, 11:21pm

Low tech ways people try to fill the immaginary void
A pet peeve of mine is not so much what a lot of people talk about, and how much people talk while hiking, though I'm often very peevish about those issues as well. The thing that make me extr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 16, 11:09pm

Re: Leaking takes a while
"I own lots of hiking boots, almost without exception sporting Goretex linings. They have pretty much universally been waterproof for years of hard use" Maybe he missed that big hole n...

In GEAR » BOGUS WATERPROOF CLAIMS BY BOOT COMPANIES
July 16, 9:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sept JMT Gear List
"Grammar police are out, but the spelling police are worse." I think the location of a hyphen may still technically qualify as grammer. Humm, I guess that makes me the grammar police p...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 16, 5:10pm

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