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Re: G. Canyon/Zion logistics and advice sought..
more ideas from another recent thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=59332&skip_to_post=506952

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » G. Canyon/Zion logistics and advice sought..
February 10, 11:44pm

Re: Re: MT110's
For me, the rise on the lateral side isn't as bad as the bumpy seams. The rise would probably not be noticeable after the lugs were worn down a bit (you could even cut a little off them I supp...

In GEAR » Anybody using NB MT110s?
February 10, 12:32pm

Anybody using NB MT110s?
Looks like Craig W has some based on the R2R2R thread. Anyway, I ordered a pair and they seem like an ideal shoe and fit wonderfully, but the footbed feels, well, not flat. The lateral side feels...

In GEAR » Anybody using NB MT110s?
February 10, 11:26am

More photos added; Paty Merino1 & 2, Montbell Rain Trekker jacket still available

In Gear Swap » Kookabay pad, Montbell Rain Trekker, merino baselayers, etc
February 10, 10:29am

Re: UL on the cheap; Sleep system?
IMO best bang for your buck: 1.1oz Ripstop Nylon, 2nds from D.I.Y. Gear Supply at $3.20 per yard. 800+ fill down from wilderness logic at $6.50/oz. ~$75 gets you a 30 deg quilt @ probably 17...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL on the cheap; Sleep system?
February 09, 11:31pm

Re: re: SoUt in May
Fantastic itinerary. Do that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
February 09, 7:53pm

Re: re: Colorado Plateau in May
+1 for skipping Arches/Canyonlands that time of year. Hot, busy, and pretty far from the other areas. A few good short easy hikes in the escalante area: Spooky/Brimstone/Peekaboo slots The Bo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
February 09, 5:03pm

Pertex Shield +
Looks like there's a Shield+ Stretch variant in Some of Rab's spring '12 gear as well... http://n2a.goexposoftware.com/events/ors2011/FORMfields/uploads/pressreleasescurprurl13113610...

In GEAR » Is Pertex Shield a laminate or a membrane?
February 09, 10:33am

Re: zebralight
FWIW I just ordered a zebralight H51. I also use a steripen and debated getting the H31 (CR123 version) but read that runtimes with the H31 are significantly lower than the posted times on ZL'...

In GEAR » Ultra light flashlights
February 09, 8:59am

Re: Needles - winter
HK: We did heat snow for water (snowpeak giga ti) at night and in the morning (for convenience since there was plenty at hand). While hiking there was water in potholes and bottoms of canyons (af...

In Post-Trip Reports » Needles to ourselves
February 08, 4:40pm

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