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We had a near miss
We had a similar issue to Ken's several years back: the furnace at our rental house stopped working, and the repair guys happened to notice that the exhaust vent was completely blocked. It had...

In GEAR » Don't forget gear for the house.
November 30, 9:40pm

List
It's a good list. Here's what I might do differently. - You can probably live without the rain kilt until Oregon. I didn't pick up rain pants until Sisters (if I did it again, I...

In Gear Lists » PCT Rough Draft
November 26, 10:48am

PCT list
Here are some places you might save weight: - Ditch the fleece and replace with a windshirt. Wear the down jacket in camp. Wear the windshirt or windshirt+rain jacket while hiking. I wore my ...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 3:44pm

Yawn
If you want to be able to mountain bike the JMT, write your Congressman. Whining about it on this forum or anywhere else on the internet isn't going to change a thing.

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 8:39am

Gear list
A few thoughts: - the R1 plus the down parka is overkill. Sleep in the parka if you get cold. The only time you should get temps well below freezing is in the Sierra. If you're really wor...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 04, 9:40am

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In Gear Swap » WTT Cuben Grace Tarp Duo for Cuben Grace Tarp Solo
October 27, 9:55am

Tarp/bivy vs. tent
On the PCT, given how infrequently it rains, I think it's kind of silly to carry the extra weight of a mid or a free-standing tent if you're comfortable with a small tarp. A mid alone will...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 27, 8:00am

Bivy/tarp
+1 on the bivy/tarp. I used a small, cat-cut cuben tarp and a breathable bivy on the PCT and would do so again. Also, I wouldn't even think about bringing an inflatable pad through southern...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 26, 9:33pm

Stress fractures
I had a stress fracture in my foot a few years ago. My wife had one last year. A friend on the PCT had one. In all 3 cases, the fracture happened immediately after changing shoes either during a...

In Philosophy & Technique » stress fractures
June 23, 8:35pm

Single-dose antibiotics
Just thought I'd mention that giving a dog (or person) a random, single dose or two of an antibiotic pill is a bad idea. Unless you continue the course of antibiotics, all you are doing is kil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Injury on Trail
June 12, 6:19am

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