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Re: Adjustable length backpacks
The Fusion backpacks from Six Moon Designs: "With an easy to adjust torso length along with multiple sizes of Hip Belts and Shoulder Yokes, you can easily configure the Fusion for a perfect...

In GEAR » Adjustable length backpacks
June 19, 4:14pm

"I am suggesting taking your polyester long underwear tops/bottoms reserved for your sleeping bag and replacing them with an ultralight down jacket and ultralight down pants, which would be ab...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 16, 12:58am

Re: Re: 'Mids in Wind, Storms
"People often try to tie off directly to rocks, which never works well. Others put in stakes then try to put a rock on top of the end of the stake in some half-assed way." Works for me.

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
May 28, 4:07pm

Re: 'Mids in Wind, Storms
For the past two years I've been using a GoLite Shangri-La 3, hexagon 'mid, on trips that I'm joined by a friend. I primarily hike in the northern to central Sierra, elevations ranging ...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
May 28, 2:54pm

Re: Long underwear
If you decide to stick with synthetic and like the fit of Patagonia, try Cap 2. It's just a tad "heavier" than Cap 1, but breathes so much more because it's an open-knit. It's...

In GEAR » Long underwear
May 22, 10:40am

Re: Just to point out.......
"If you hike during shoulder conditions, when the rain, wind, and snow rears up, a super-engineered 3-season like the Copper is a confidence builder." Huh? Good luck pitching that thin...

In GEAR » Sell me on a perfect Shelter for 2 people.
May 21, 2:49pm

V40 - 420D Nylon
Just a quick reminder that both the 55L and 40L Helios packs are available in the V40 fabric - just like the Artemis.

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 21, 12:36pm

Re: your skill level?
^^^ +1 "3. Steep pass (Class 2) due south to Nydiver Lakes. If you're not comfortable with a Class 2 pass, go to Garnet Lake and follow the John Muir Trail around the corner to Ediza La...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 18, 5:15pm

Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed your video particularity because you left out the obligatory ambient/electronica/folk soundtrack. It was nice to just listen to the sounds of the trail.

In Post-Trip Reports » Kisatchie NF [video]
May 15, 5:18pm

these things

In GEAR » gray things on gravityworks filter
May 13, 11:09pm

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