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SPF
Southern CA is hot and sunny. Northern CA is hot and sunny, too. Get something with good SPF. Between the border and KM, you'll see very little tree cover and tons of sun. Even if you don&#...

In GEAR » Base layer recommendations for PCT thru
February 28, 10:42am

O2 Rainshield
Get an O2 Rainshield or some DriDucks. Both are more breathable than anything mentioned above. Then take the $170 you save and have a good time with it.

In GEAR » Sub 8oz rain jacket reccomendation? Best?
February 28, 8:40am

Tim Minchin
Doug, that movie was awesome. Thanks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The only first aid kit you'll ever need
February 22, 9:53am

Re: PCT
"What I found interesting is the amount of people who were doing the PCT as their first thru-hike." In 2009 I'd bet that at least 75% of thru-hikers had a previous long-distance hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT hiker stats.
February 20, 4:16pm

Meh
I would not read too much into the results. Unless the survey was done by somehow randomly sampling from all attempted thru-hikers, the results are going to be biased. I'm guessing that the a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT hiker stats.
February 20, 12:34pm

Um
Your link is bad. Do you mean this? http://www.halfwayanywhere.com/pacific-crest-trail/pct-hiker-survey/

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT hiker stats.
February 20, 7:42am

Sunscreen
The smart riders that I met on the CDT last year were covered from head to toe to keep the sun off. You're looking at a month (2 months? how fast are you going?) of being in full sun most of ...

In Gear Lists » 2014 Continental Divide Bikepacking Gear List
February 11, 7:51am

Showers
If you have hiker friends in time, borrow the shower in their room. I've let people do this a bunch of times. Also, laundromats, campgrounds, and RV parks often have pay showers. For the P...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 06, 8:53am

Don't knock Driducks
or their equivalents. My O2 Rainshield lasted the entire CDT. There was tons of bushwhacking and tons of rain--I wore it probably 2/3 of days on the hike. Why anyone spends more than $30 on a ...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
February 05, 7:05pm

Sil
I agree with Greg. Good instructions for coating your silnylon floor are here: http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/Silnylon1/index.html

In Make Your Own Gear » Integrated groundsheet with tent, What material do you recommend?
February 01, 7:17am

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm