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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

We had a near miss
We had a similar issue to Ken's several years back: the furnace at our rental house stopped working, and the repair guys happened to notice that the exhaust vent was completely blocked. It had...

In GEAR » Don't forget gear for the house.
November 30, 9:40pm

List
It's a good list. Here's what I might do differently. - You can probably live without the rain kilt until Oregon. I didn't pick up rain pants until Sisters (if I did it again, I...

In Gear Lists » PCT Rough Draft
November 26, 10:48am

PCT list
Here are some places you might save weight: - Ditch the fleece and replace with a windshirt. Wear the down jacket in camp. Wear the windshirt or windshirt+rain jacket while hiking. I wore my ...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 3:44pm

Yawn
If you want to be able to mountain bike the JMT, write your Congressman. Whining about it on this forum or anywhere else on the internet isn't going to change a thing.

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 8:39am

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