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Re: Re: Re: Injinji FAQ
". Is there a trick to either taking them off so the toes don't turn inside out, or turning them out after removing them? And how do you manage putting them on/taking them off when wet?&qu...

In GEAR » Injinji fans
June 28, 5:58pm

Re: Injinji fans
Coolmax liners over my Injinji's work great for me year around. Not enough to heat my feet up or interfere with breathability, but enough to protect the fragile Injinji's from abrasion tha...

In GEAR » Injinji fans
June 28, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Thanks!
" The Tatoosh range traverse. You can bag seven peaks in the Tatoosh range just south of Paradise in Rainier NP, in 12 hours- one very long day." A word of caution on the Tatoosh at th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for an overnighter near Seattle?
June 28, 5:30pm

Re: Democrats' track record on the AT since 2006:
Hey Dean, You forgot a couple of whoppers, man: Huey "Kingfisher" Long; Ted "Mary Jo Kopechne" Kennedy. Not to mention the Kennedy cousin, his name escapes me, that went on ...

In Chaff » South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT
June 27, 9:33pm

Re: Suggestions for an overnighter near Seattle?
Eric, You might consider either Mason Lake or Pratt Lake along the I-90 corridor. Both are readily accessible for an overnighter and low enough that you should not encounter too much snow. If yo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for an overnighter near Seattle?
June 27, 9:24pm

Re: Hiking the JMT with a frameless pack??
"My debate is that even with my last re-supply at MTR weighing approximately 10 lbs, this puts my maximum total weight around 23-24 lbs, well within the load limits of the Conduit, so is it tr...

In GEAR » Hiking the JMT with a frameless pack??
June 26, 8:56pm

Re: Re: A T
"it was once explained to me that men are created with two heads but not enough blood supply to simultaneously operate both of them." Guess which one has priority. ;}

In Chaff » South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT
June 26, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Hanging socks to air?
"Carry two pairs, wash one pair every two days, hang out to dry. Works for us." + 1

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging socks to air?
June 25, 9:03pm

Re: Re: Sleeping Linears...
"Add another vote for the silk baselayers. I don't wear mine during the day as I'm hiking, only at night and for the express purpose of keeping the sleeping bag clean." And me ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping Linears...
June 25, 9:00pm

Re: at.
Maybe if he'd learned LNT principles.....

In Chaff » South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT
June 25, 8:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm