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arches
My feet used to be flat. Had bad plantar fasciitis too. Now they have arch. Havent had PF since I began wearing the hard urethane orthotics to put arch back in foot 20+ yrs ago. Its a lon...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 27, 8:59pm

baffles
I think in one you can shift the down , the other not so much. I have only the karo baffles. But Im pointing out that the new baffle design as I understand it is such that you CAN shift more do...

In GEAR » Enlightened equipment shiftless vs karo baffles
March 27, 8:26pm

Outdoor research Echo LS zip tee
anybody got any experience with this ? I was looking for a lightweight LS shirt to wear as a layer over a baselayer, under a windshirt. The Outdoor research site says the Echo LS zip is 4.3 oz in ...

In GEAR » Outdoor research Echo LS zip tee
March 27, 7:46pm

the one
I have my "The one" still. Its a far superior weather-proof shelter to many out there. Spinnaker has no issues, it simply is not available anymore. It doesnt make any noise that I ...

In Gear Deals » gg the one tent on ebay
March 26, 7:00pm

LP
Some plan to be on top Whitney for sunup, and at WP before noon. Many people begin the hike to Whitney from Guitar lake as early as 1am-3am to do this. Weather is a wild card. If dont get down...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney to Lone Pine
March 26, 6:46pm

fears
I do recall my trepidation at taking a 43 mile trip on the AT with my son when he was 12 thru Roan Highlands on the AT. My son, wasnt worried about a thing. Blind trust in dear old dad I suppos...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 26, 6:33pm

risks
You might die. So what? You might have the time of your life and experience things that will change your life for the better. You WILL die someday, in some way, that you cannot know beforehan...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 7:40pm

citation
" The ranger can't give you a citation since there isn't any food in the bag." I believe a ranger can issue tickets for "harassing wildlife" or "baiting" th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 23, 3:35pm

I dont.
I too have yet to ever really compress a pack, other than by rolling the top down tighter. I removed the compression cords from my Ohm even. Just dont compress the sleeping bag, or maybe put CCF...

In GEAR » Pack compression
March 22, 7:34pm

safety
It is easy to kill oneself in Yosemite with little difficulty. If the rangers are preventing you from doing something that they believe is unsafe, they are likely doing you a favor. If you ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rodgers creek safe to cross in early season?
March 20, 7:02pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm