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Re: PCT 2015 hopefuls- shelters
If you are worried about having a protective shelter in the case of being split up, you can each carry one. You'll probably never use it. You can still sleep side by side every night. You'l...

In GEAR » PCT 2015 hopefuls- shelters
May 11, 2:36pm

Re: Gore-Tex and Go-Lite Aren't Friends Anymore
A lot of companies are moving to proprietary or generic fabrics and membranes. I am sure there are many reasons, but I would guess cost is the greatest. Having another companies branded product on ...

In GEAR » Gore-Tex and Go-Lite Aren't Friends Anymore
May 09, 11:17pm

Re: Tent for North Carolina
A little bit of thread drift, but is REI having another sale or coupon soon?

In GEAR » Tent for North Carolina
May 08, 4:40pm

Re: why are osprey packs so popular?
Weight isn't everything. Sometimes people buy on comfort, warranty, features, etc. I have two Osprey packs and two ULA packs. All of them hold my gear, but they get used on very very differe...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 5:30pm

Re: Midlayers?
I think you'll be fine. Generally all I need (at most) is a capilene 3 (midweight baselayer) and some sort of shell. Then add a warm insulated jacket for breaks. There was only one time where I...

In GEAR » Midlayers?
April 30, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: summer sierra gear list
Ditch the beacon. There are rangers everywhere in the Sierra (if you stick to trails). Firesteel and tinder aren't necessary. Few areas allow campfires. When you have one, the bic will work ...

In Gear Lists » summer sierra gear list
April 27, 4:24pm

Re: Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
^^^ this guy did it right An inner tent plus tarp requires a little bit of work to get set up well. I would just get a a very light weight double wall tent. You'll only need the fly on a cou...

In GEAR » Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
April 27, 3:43pm

Re: Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
Your post didn't say when and where you are going, so all I can say is "maybe." I left Campo the first week in May and it would have been fine. I got snowed on a few times. No rain...

In GEAR » Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
April 26, 5:31pm

Re: Outdoor Research Helium Bivy for stealth alpine camping
Durability for the 2.5 layer Pertex will be poor. I have heard that sleeping in a bivy actually creates a lot of abrasion on the inner fabric layer, so this would not be good. I would search for a ...

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Helium Bivy for stealth alpine camping
April 23, 8:49pm

Re: Holy shirt! looking for recommendations
This probably isn't what you want, but I had that same criteria when I did the HST/JMT. I used a tight fitting underarmour heat gear long sleeve. I only had to add a capilene over it a couple o...

In GEAR » Holy shirt! looking for recommendations
April 20, 11:55am

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Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
I bought this tarp the replace the blue walmart tarp I started out with. I was wary of the grommets at first, but I have had it staked out as tight as a drum and they haven't gotten loose at al...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 23, 10:38pm