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Re: WTB Women's Small or Extra Small Hiking Backpack
I tried to PM you, but you don't have it set up. I have a Mac pac Women's Nikau 50L pack. Internal frame, very comfortable but weighs just under 4 lbs, so not UL, but I always loved it ...

In Gear Swap » WTB Women's Small or Extra Small Hiking Backpack
June 07, 2:15am

Re: I need a JMT partner
I hiked solo last year. Safety is not an issue and yes, you will meet plenty of people to hike with, or not, for part or all of it, as you choose. I personally enjoy the option of solitude to...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » I need a JMT partner
June 06, 3:02am

Re: Re: Love the Orange Cuban
I wanted a new pack in the 45-50L range for longer hikes that would be lighter than my current GoLite 50L 2011 Women's Pinnacle. I really love this pack, but it weighs 2 lbs. I saw the new ...

In GEAR » zpacks Arc Blast vs Blast? New packs?
June 06, 2:55am

Evernew UL Ti pots
brasslite.com usually carries them. I checked their site and right now they have the 0.6L short Ti pot (without non-stick) in stock. You can ask when they'll get the 0.9L back in stock, b...

In GEAR » Where to find an Evernew UL pot (0.9 L)?
June 06, 2:27am

Re: So what is the deal with rain pants?
I hike in shorts and I always carry wind pants that are highly water resistant. They work well in the rain and keep me warm and dry in even cold, sustained down pours. They double as a pair of lo...

In GEAR » So what is the deal with rain pants?
June 06, 2:20am

Re: Another JMT Transportation Thread
Unless you're hard over on going NOBO, SOBO may make more sense (ie efficient public transport) transportation wise. Drive or fly to Mammoth Lakes, take YARTS to Yosemite Valley, get your ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Another JMT Transportation Thread
June 06, 2:10am

FS: Patagonia Women's Jackets - All New With Tags
NWT. Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Rain Jacket. Size XS. Yellow. Weight = 10 oz. Asking. $85.00. 2. NWT. Patagonia Women's Rain Shadow Rain Jacket. Size XS. Peacock Blue. Weight = 10 oz...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Women's Jackets - All New With Tags
June 06, 1:53am

Re: Blaze or ULA
It looks like the "waist" belt is actually at your natural waistline in the pictures. Is this where you position it when hiking or do you normally like it lower at your iliac crest (pelv...

In GEAR » Load lifters on the Granite Gear Crown 60 V.C. Ki and other backpacks
May 29, 1:00am

Re: Re: How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
"What a couple of maroons we were! Very, very lucky maroons. Ah, those were the days." Who doesn't love a good "maroon!" +1 on lead by example. Nobody likes being cha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 29, 12:30am

Re: How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?
I tend to keep things, probably too long. Some things I keep for several years before trying to get rid of it. However, for some things, if it's several seasons old, even in good condition, t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?
May 27, 3:24am

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