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Kookabay pad, Montbell Rain Trekker, merino baselayers, etc
All prices include shipping CONUS (happy to ship elsewhere as well for whatever added cost). PM me if you're interested. If you buy multiple items, subtract $5 for each additional item. MO...

In Gear Swap » Kookabay pad, Montbell Rain Trekker, merino baselayers, etc
January 28, 9:11am

Re: Socks
Check out the Darn Tough Merino Mesh. Thin and in my experience more durable than the smartwools, although they still wear out quicker than I'd like, especially if you're hiking with wet f...

In GEAR » Socks
January 27, 9:01am

Re: Re: Help with womens shoes
Might check out the La Sportiva Wildcats as well. They're fairly wide and the all-mesh uppers are really forgiving. Also come in Gtx version.

In GEAR » Help with womens shoes
January 27, 7:11am

More good times in the Trailstar....
Cascade Pass, Uncompahgre Wilderness, Sept 2011 watching and waiting out a crazy beautiful fast-moving storm on our anniversary... Great shelter. My biggest complaint is the large footprint mak...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 24, 7:56pm

Edward Abbey
You should just start reading, Clayton. Everything. Some of the most enjoyable, refreshing writing ever. They you can read it again with a primer ;) Start with Desert Solitaire and some essays ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » David Chenault--new staff?
January 24, 10:03am

Tent SOTMR
There was a group/family tent SOTMR in October...You'll have to buy a membership to view it... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/family_tents_sotm_2011.html

In GEAR » When is the Tent SOTMR coming out?
January 20, 2:16pm

Re: Help with Arizona/Utah hike plan in May-June suggestions?
June might be getting into frying territory. It can pretty easily be 90s that time of year, although last year we were in Robber's Roost Memorial day weekend and and was quite pleasant. I'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help with Arizona/Utah hike plan in May-June suggestions?
January 17, 4:22pm

Re: Big Bend Outer-Outer Mountain loop Jan 8-12
heh...I do love where I live but I'm always up for new places. Especially in such a fascinating ecosystem in part of one of the world's larger areas of protected land. I love the desert s...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend Outer-Outer Mountain loop Jan 8-12
January 17, 12:23pm

Re: Re: Re: I'll skip the MicroBurst
You can use your pack liner as an inflater without any other gadget. Just fill up the bag and hold it around the valve. Takes a little practice but it's easy as can be once you get the hang o...

In GEAR » Neo air Xlite's appear to be shipping
January 17, 12:08pm

Big Bend Outer-Outer Mountain loop Jan 8-12
Wanting a bit more than the classic Outer Mountain Loop in Big Bend, I solicited some route advise from BPLer Alex H and the folks over at Big Bend Chat. We ended up with a 70+ mile route that com...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend Outer-Outer Mountain loop Jan 8-12
January 17, 11:35am

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