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Lightest swim trunks?
After reading Mike McClellands book, I'm sold on the idea of using swim trunks as opposed to underwear. Any recommendations? Which ones are the lightest, breathable, etc.

In GEAR » Lightest swim trunks?
May 13, 7:35pm

Hawk Vittles?
I was looking at that Hawk Vittles. Everything sounds great, I love the fact that there's more backpacking food suppliers entering the market. I am however concerned with the iron content of ...

In GEAR » Backpacking food
May 07, 11:37pm

Yeah not super cheap
Agreed. $5 might be a bit much to save maybe 7 grams. But why the heck not ;)

In GEAR » Ultralight tinder?
May 07, 12:34am

Ultralight tinder?
Found these at rei: http://www.rei.com/product/838475/zippo-waxed-tinder-sticks Tiny little guys, and lighter than cotton balls and petroleum jelly. Not sure how well they burn yet, will test ...

In GEAR » Ultralight tinder?
May 07, 12:13am

Lightest 10 day stove
Hi there, I've got a fun challenge. What is the lightest fuel powered (alcohol, butane, esbit, etc.) stove setup for 10 days assuming 1/2 liter is boiled twice a day. Assume 3 seasons, and 7 ...

In GEAR » Lightest 10 day stove
May 06, 11:44am

Im in the same boat. I just ordered a pair of the sportiva wildcat Gtx from rei, but I'm not convinced they are light enough. I figured I can always return them to rei if they don't work....

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 05, 11:56pm

Got my montbel versalitel rain pants today!
Got my versalite pants today! 3.65 oz with the stuff sack for a medium according to my kitchen scale. Fit is perfect for me (I normally wear 32x30 pants) Very minimalist. No pockets or zippe...

In GEAR » 3.2 oz rain pants from montbell now available
May 03, 12:49am

The cost plus versions I think taste great and are more cost efficient. :). One thing I do enjoy about the stinger version is that there's 3 different flavors (honey, strawberry, and vanilla).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stroopwaffles
May 03, 12:37am

Not sure about all the options
But I know WM quality is amazing. My WM versalite is over 6 years old, heavily used, and still looks and performs brand new.

In GEAR » WM UltraLite vs. Marmot Helium 15 vs. MH Phantom 15
April 30, 9:29am

great all the way around
One of the things I love most about backpacking is that it's fun to plan for, fun to be out there, and then fun to come home and enjoy luxuries like a hot shower, pillow top mattress, Tivo, a c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post trip depression
April 27, 3:51pm

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