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Re: 15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
Hey guys thanks for all the great feedback! I'll reply to all the posts so far here to save extra posting: Brian: I currently have a Montbell waterproof bivy and the MLD is on order. When it...

In Gear Lists » 15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
August 19, 1:21pm

15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
Since my last few trips I've been refining my gear such that I can hike 15-20 hours per day for 3-5 days with little or no gear fussing/frustration, especially when extremely tired at the end o...

In Gear Lists » 15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
August 18, 11:15am


In Gear Swap » FS: Gear 'O' Rama, lots of stuff
August 10, 12:56pm


In Gear Swap » FS: BMW SpinPoncho Tarp T-Neck
August 10, 12:55pm

Re: Energy gels & fat utilization
Honorable Reinhold, I hope I am as fit as you when I reach 60! Anyway, check out Hammer Nutritions free 70-page downloadable book on "Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Success". It is gre...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 12:28pm


In Gear Swap » FS: BMW SpinPoncho Tarp T-Neck
August 09, 8:56pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Gear 'O' Rama, lots of stuff
August 09, 8:50pm

Re: nice meeting ya
Yeah Jack! How'd you find this thread? What a trip. Good to meet you too. It was such a coincidence to see you on Bishop Pass. Your on the trail now, but keep in touch. I'm gunning fo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
August 09, 8:06pm

Joe, I just got off the JMT and there were two S29 failures reported to the rangers. I personally spoke to both hikers who lost their food. I heard that the conditional status was in jeapordy (n...

August 09, 8:02pm

Re: New watch recommendation?
Adam, I like the Casio W71-1V. It is a simple digital and superlight (less than one ounce) and very low profile. The nice thing about it is that it has a 5-year battery (same one the micr...

In GEAR » New watch recommendation?
August 07, 8:59pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm