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Re: Giardia question
Logically, it's obviously not good practice to use your drinking cup as the water scoop. That said, I can't imagine that your exposure is any worse than going swimming in lakes/rivers or r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia question
September 29, 7:28pm

Re: Electronics and weight
No PLB or GPS and usually no cell. The only time I carry a cell phone is when I'm doing a point-to-point hike and have an arrangement to call my pick-up from the destination trailhead. I'm...

In GEAR » Electronics and weight
September 28, 7:46pm

Re: Re: Grand Canyon pants
>> Take a pair of 3oz wind pants down there and you will bring back very expensive ribbons! LOL... yeah, that's why I responded "good point" to your earlier response and deci...

In GEAR » DWR Wind pants?
September 27, 9:53pm

Re: "Wind" pants?
>> Sounds like you need a GTX PacLite pant that will shed rain & wet snow as well as keep you dry. Yikes, no, we're talking about the Grand Canyon, not the Cascades. Think Las Vega...

In GEAR » DWR Wind pants?
September 27, 9:07pm

Re: Re: DWR Wind pants?
>> where are you hiking in November that will be warm and dry? Grand Canyon, first week of November.

In GEAR » DWR Wind pants?
September 27, 4:21pm

Re: Re: DWR Wind pants?
Good point about fragile UL fabrics. I know that I don't need rain pants and even the DriDucks are too heavy to be worth taking. I think I'm probably over-thinking this. Baselayer and ...

In GEAR » DWR Wind pants?
September 27, 11:57am

DWR Wind pants?
I have a week-long hike coming up in November where I'm expecting mostly warm (65-75*) and dry days. However, last camp will be at a higher elevation, cooler temps and potential rain/sleet/sno...

In GEAR » DWR Wind pants?
September 27, 9:15am

Re: first-time UL bag buyer—advice? (marmot plasma)
OK, gonna say right off the bat that I don't know what qualifies a bag as an "ultralight" bag. But I'm pretty much a one-bag woman like you (and also 5'2") and did a pre...

In GEAR » first-time UL bag buyer—advice? (marmot plasma)
September 14, 8:13am

Re: mix
>> Patagonia made a Merino 1 top that was a mixture of syn and merino, for some reason (expense?) they quit making it, but this shirt (they never made a bottom that I'm aware of) is the b...

In GEAR » What is the best base layer?
September 11, 8:38am

Re: Feedback on this pack
I'd recommend a Ford Explorer.

In Gear Lists » Feedback on this pack
September 10, 9:55pm

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