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Rabbit hole...
It's been tried - a lot... CCF was the new high tech thing 35 years ago. The Mt Washington pad was the 1st I had. The open cell foams absorb water like a sponge - and take days to dry. ...

In GEAR » Pad options, All about foam, open cell, closed cell, self inflating.
February 15, 6:49pm

Standard hooded rain parka, and thick/dense fleece jacket. And rain pants.

In GEAR » Jackets for a survival course
February 12, 7:14am

Wool socks
I use the cheap $7 per pair "light hikers wool socks" from BJs. They have 1/8-3/16" fuzzy loop / pile on the inside. 2 years of daily wear, both hiking and around town. No worn...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 6:39pm

Flying with a backpack
I fly southwest airlines. They will NOT provide stroller bags for backpacks. They also make you sign a 100% damage waiver for any bags that have non removed shoulder straps. They also don't wa...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 06, 7:20pm

Sew your own
I looked around after my sleeping bag stuff sack ripped. I couldn't find any that weren't outrageoussly expensive... However, it took less than 10 minutes to sew my own :) This also a...

In GEAR » Large stuff sacks
February 04, 6:49pm

I'd use a map, watch, and piece of string. Note the time you started and the place you started on the map. At th end of the day, note the time and place you stopped. Use the piece of ...

In GEAR » What do you use to keep track of distance travelled/steps taken/calories burned on a thru hike?
January 30, 5:30pm

REI flashback
30 liters, narrow single compartment, drawstring top, 500 denier Cordora with a leather bottom for no worries when sliding it around on bus floors. It's basically a way cooler version of a jans...

In GEAR » City travel 30L packs?
January 30, 2:58pm

Mesh walls
Approximately how many inches of space are between the fly and mesh covering the foot area ? In the pic it looks like it's about 1 inch, but from the TT site description of the benefit, I imag...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 30, 11:43am

I have a Totes brand collapsible umbrella that I've used for decades - both for everyday use and hiking. It's been turned inside out by wind many times, but the telescoping shaft isn't ...

In GEAR » convince me: collapsible vs non-collapsible trekking umbrella
January 29, 7:03am

Wind resistance ?
When you say Alpha is nearly as breathable as fleece, does this mean Alpha lets the wind blow through nearly as much as fleece too ? Do you usually need a wind shirt with alpha ?

In GEAR » Polartec Alpha durability
January 25, 7:59am

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm