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Review: Osprey Hornet
Used my new Osprey Hornet pack on a 3-day solo hike of the Old Logger's Path, in Pennsylvania. 9.85 pound base weight (I took off the removable pack lid, which has a nice zippered compartment, ...

In GEAR » Review: Osprey Hornet
May 04, 1:29pm

gaiters: MLD lightest/best?
For summer hiking in the rain, with waterproof boots, I like to hike in shorts since I don't care about wet legs. But the rain wets my socks, so instead of wearing heavy rain pants, I'm goi...

In GEAR » gaiters: MLD lightest/best?
April 15, 6:33am

hood wraps behind head
While you can't completely draw up the hood in this configuration, the hood material is behind your head, providing plenty of insulation. The rig appears in this video near the very beginning a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mylar VBL failed
March 30, 11:08am

Mylar VBL failed
My experiment with a mylar/space-blanket mummy-bag-shaped liner as a vapor barrier failed. The lousy $5 “emergency sleeping bag” mylar/space-blanket I bought from Amazon, shredded up in the mid...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mylar VBL failed
March 28, 9:29am

Most calories, least volume/weight?
Anybody have a top-5 or top-10 list of the highest-calorie, lowest volume, lowest weight foods? On a short trip where you really don't need to worry about nutritional balance, fiber, vitamins, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Most calories, least volume/weight?
March 23, 11:17am

Re: What's Your View Towards Hammocks?
If your down bag has a zipper in the footbox, you won't need any new gear. My winter sleep system consists of a Grand Trunk Nano 7 ultralight hammock, whoopie sling suspension and 1 inch tree s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's Your View Towards Hammocks?
March 22, 6:54am

Buying water along the way = too civilized
You're absolutely right that the smartest, safest thing would be to buy water at various stops along the way. But I would prefer to avoid people during my 4-day paddle from Selinsgrove to Harri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » River water drinkable?
March 16, 12:09pm

River water drinkable?
When backpacking in the mountains, i don't worry about drinking stream and spring water that I filter and treat with tablets. But what about Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River, on an upcoming...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » River water drinkable?
March 16, 6:47am

interesting little marathon there
I've run an interesting little marathon there 5 times. I did it ultralight, too. Too-short short-shorts for a man my age, singlet, featherweight racing shoes!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Boston input needed
March 09, 12:28pm

doesn't fit water bottles too well
Dunno about your application, but my Frontier Pro doesn't fit regular water bottles too well, unless I break off the little ring that remains on the bottle neck after you twist off the cap, and...

In GEAR » Frontier Pro water filter
March 04, 1:26pm

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