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I personally think it's just as or more comfortable than a NeoAir Xlite. Before getting the O-Zone my pad of choice for several years was a size small Xlite, paired with a flexair pillow (or sp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
January 07, 5:42pm

I'd be glad to help. Send a PM and I'll give you my phone number.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Backpacking Thesis help
January 07, 3:35pm

I pre-ordered one when I heard about them, because it seemed to offer a lot of comfort for a side sleeper/toss & turner. I've used it on about 6 trips now and am very pleased with it. On...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
January 07, 3:32pm

Alabama hiking
Al, the Pinhoti is a great trail running all through the Talladega. Lots of access points, varied terrain, good water. You can get trail guides here:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A hiking destination
January 07, 3:00pm

Bruce, I've got around twenty left.

In Gear Swap » FS: "Solvitas Perambulum" sew-on patches
December 18, 4:04pm

I used Scan Cafe and would definitely recommend them:

In Photography » slide scan service?
December 17, 2:12pm

I just signed up for the Eastern box - still unclear exactly how it's supposed to get to me, but I've got a lot of stuff to contribute. Love this idea and hope I can be a part of it.

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
December 13, 9:44am

try this
Here is a great gear search site:

In GEAR » Best choice among the UL down jackets?
December 12, 10:15am

I like instep crampons, personally:

In GEAR » microspike, crampon suggestions.
December 05, 8:25am

You can order an advance copy of my forthcoming book, "Pencil or Pen? An In-Depth Analysis of Techniques and Tools For Writing While Hiking." Simon & Schuster, 450 pages.

In GEAR » Which Pencil for the JMT?
December 04, 2:40pm

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