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Smokey resupply
It's only about 75 miles. You could catch a ride to Gatlinburg or just carry enough food for 75 miles

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
June 02, 7:06pm

4 Pass Loop on Maroon Bells - A couple of questions
I am planning on doing the 4 Pass Loop of the Maroon Bells June 29-July 1 this summer with my 16 year old son. I have a 30 degree EE quilt for me and a Montbell SS #3 for him. Does this sound w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 4 Pass Loop on Maroon Bells - A couple of questions
June 02, 3:04pm

10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
Call it a kilt if it makes you feel better. Zpacks will sell you one but there are some cheaper and MYOG vesions too.

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
June 02, 2:26pm

10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
Dri ducks will be fine in this area. You can spend more if you want, but there is really no bushwacking that might tear your top. I like to have a least a skirt packed for this time of year; a tr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
June 02, 12:17pm

10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
Matt, you should go ahead and reserve your Smokies shelter. You are required to reserve and stay at the shelter if on the AT. I wouldn't worry too much about your timing, though. I really do...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
June 02, 11:55am

GPS
Gaia works well on my Samsung Galaxy S4. The maps are really pretty good, the screen is easy to see, and the battery drain is not bad at all as long as you aren't using it all the time and you...

In GEAR » Using a Smartphone as GPS on the Trail ?
May 30, 1:54pm

Hot pot
I am typically able to pick my pot off my alcohol stove with bare hands. Just grab at the very top lip; its usually not too hot to handle. Alternatively, wool liner gloves work well, regardless...

In GEAR » Not happy with my cook setups.
May 30, 10:04am

Questions about putting some eVent fabric onto Cuben MLD SoloMid for venting
Justin, I am commenting based only on my use of event and experience with venting on shaped tarps. I have not tried what you suggest. I think you will add some weight to a lightweight shelter a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions about putting some eVent fabric onto Cuben MLD SoloMid for venting
May 29, 11:24am

Onto The Shelf
Great adventure. Thanks for sharing all of that with us.

In Editor's Roundtable » Onto The Shelf
May 28, 10:44am

pot
I'll take it. Send me your info

In Gear Swap » FS Toaks Titanium 900ml Pot w/ lid - $30
May 26, 5:08pm

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