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(I just browsed the comments above, so apologies if I'm repeating anything) Gloves: if you get cold hands, start with gloves. We had plenty of nights in the 30s and a few below freezing in ...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
February 16, 10:13pm

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Shelter: take the bigger shelter if you want, but realize that you will probably not be spending much time awake in your shelter. Most thru-hikers do 25-30ish miles a day once they get up to full ...

In Gear Lists » PCT - NOBO
February 11, 1:32pm

PCT
I don't have time to pour over your list, but I can maybe help answer some of your questions: Sleeping bag: why not just get a good liner? I used a 30 degree bag with a bivy sack and a silk...

In Gear Lists » Just another 2015 NOBO PCT gear list (input needed/welcomed)
February 03, 10:38am

Re: PCT 2015 NoBo Thru
I think this needs some work. - I hike with an umbrella, and even if you're hiking in shorts and a t-shirt, there is no way that your little umbrella will keep all of the sun off of you. Mu...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 NoBo Thru
January 27, 12:49pm

NB and Hokas
I run and hike in cushioned shoes, and I have spent a lot of time trying on trail runners in search of that perfect level of plushness. My current go-to shoe is the NB Leadville 1210. I think t...

In GEAR » Soft and squishy shoes for backpacking?
January 02, 1:12pm

Re: Advice from long distance walkers....
I guess I'll divide this into two parts. As for careers and all, I think the key thing is to make the existential leap of faith that things will be okay when you get back. If you have saved...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 18, 11:10am

Haven
My wife and I used the Haven/net tent on the CDT and had more than enough space for 2 20" pads. Compared to the Lunar Duo, the Haven is 9 ounces lighter and better ventilated and has more...

In GEAR » recommendations for 2p UL shelter
December 17, 8:13am

Re: Re: Driducks/O2
Greg, Actually, my PCT jacket lasted for the entire trail plus several subsequent trips. Then I threw it in the washing machine and it came out in tatters. The CDT one was defunct by Canada. ...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 1:39pm

Driducks/O2
I'm on my third O2 Rainshield jacket, and I will never go back to expensive jackets again. The first two each lasted for an entire thru-hike (PCT/CDT). The Rainshield is more breathable than j...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 11:17am

Math
512, right?

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 2:04pm

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