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Re: Attaching different sized sleeping pads together
Cut four 4-foot pieces of accessory cord. Tie two pieces of cord around each pad, one near the top and one near the bottom. Clip the loops together with two mini-carabiners.

In GEAR » Attaching different sized sleeping pads together
September 24, 9:12pm

Re: Techniques for Talus
James W. lost his sunglasses in the car-sized talus field in the last photo in August 2012. I went back there this summer and found them, in perfect condition. What are the odds...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
September 24, 9:04pm

Re: Ice Axe Shaft Only?
My Camp Corsa Nanotech in 65cm weighs 8.8 oz. I figure maybe half the weight is in the head, and half is in the shaft. If you wanted to leave a useable handle behind, you could cut off maybe half o...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 24, 8:42pm

Re: snow travel footwear system
There are a few good BPL articles on winter footwear systems: https://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight_footwear_systems_for_snow_travel_part_1.html https://www.ba...

In GEAR » snow travel footwear system
September 24, 8:29pm

Re: Ice Axe Shaft Only?
A snow shovel handle might do what you're talking about, but honestly it's a bad idea. If you know how to use an ice axe properly you shouldn't have to worry about hurting yourself, and...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 24, 8:17pm

Re: Patrol Shelter vs. Hexamid Solo?
I have a Spinnshelter which I believe to be nearly identical dimensions to the MLD Patrol Shelter. At 5'10" I usually find myself with about six inches to the closed foot end and about a f...

In GEAR » Patrol Shelter vs. Hexamid Solo?
September 24, 12:35pm

Re: Fire Damage in Tehipte?
Frank, I don't remember seeing any fire damage, but we didn't go very far past the switchbacks down into the canyon. It was very overgrown there, moreso than usual for that elevation, so it...

In Post-Trip Reports » Tehipite Valley
September 20, 2:25pm

FS: Altai Hok 125cm with X-trace universal binding
These are priced at $300 new. Yours for $225 plus $25 shipping, and I will throw in a block of Black Diamond Glop Stopper skin wax for free. They have about 20 miles on them and other than very min...

In Gear Swap » FS: Altai Hok 125cm with X-trace universal binding
September 20, 12:36pm

Re: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013
Thanks for sharing Andy!

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013
September 20, 12:11pm

Re: SEKI Trip the last week of September
Looks reasonable to me. I think you have about the right amount of clothes for late September. Personally I wouldn't bring the Goosefeet, shell gloves, or rain pants. You have enough fleece to ...

In Gear Lists » SEKI Trip the last week of September
September 18, 9:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm