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Meh
I would not read too much into the results. Unless the survey was done by somehow randomly sampling from all attempted thru-hikers, the results are going to be biased. I'm guessing that the a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT hiker stats.
February 20, 12:34pm

Um
Your link is bad. Do you mean this? http://www.halfwayanywhere.com/pacific-crest-trail/pct-hiker-survey/

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT hiker stats.
February 20, 7:42am

Sunscreen
The smart riders that I met on the CDT last year were covered from head to toe to keep the sun off. You're looking at a month (2 months? how fast are you going?) of being in full sun most of ...

In Gear Lists » 2014 Continental Divide Bikepacking Gear List
February 11, 7:51am

Showers
If you have hiker friends in time, borrow the shower in their room. I've let people do this a bunch of times. Also, laundromats, campgrounds, and RV parks often have pay showers. For the P...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 06, 8:53am

Don't knock Driducks
or their equivalents. My O2 Rainshield lasted the entire CDT. There was tons of bushwhacking and tons of rain--I wore it probably 2/3 of days on the hike. Why anyone spends more than $30 on a ...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
February 05, 7:05pm

Sil
I agree with Greg. Good instructions for coating your silnylon floor are here: http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/Silnylon1/index.html

In Make Your Own Gear » Integrated groundsheet with tent, What material do you recommend?
February 01, 7:17am

re: Windshirt Question
I love the hood on my Houdini. Despite having used it many, many times, I am always surprised at how much warmer I am with that thin piece of fabric over my head. On a cold, windy morning, the ho...

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 01, 6:33am

Silk shirts
I have a couple of never-used WinterSilks short-sleeved shirts, size large. I haven't tried them on, but they don't look especially big to me, and I wear M usually. PM me if you're in...

In Gear Swap » I'd like a few different items
January 28, 2:39pm

Gear list
- The Nanopuff is fine for insulation. All I had on my thru was a MB Thermawrap, and that's less insulation than the Nanopuff. Unless you're planning to spend hours hanging around camp ev...

In Gear Lists » Need help on a PCT gear list
January 27, 7:05pm

re: best 2 person stove system for CDT?
This may not be helpful, but the lightest stove system will probably be 1 pot that you use to cook twice. On the CDT, my wife and I carried a 1.3 L pot and a SuperCat stove. We took turns cooking...

In GEAR » best 2 person stove system for CDT?
January 25, 11:39am

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm