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Three Season List - Finally Finished School
Looks like a really good kit to me. I prefer the Sawyer squeeze over the drops. You can get water faster so you need to carry less water all the time. Its also more effective on the types of b...

In Gear Lists » Three Season List - Finally Finished School
April 28, 2:49pm

TS
I think you'll find its plenty weatherproof in virtually all conditions with a small door open. Just slide to the back if it blows.

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 12:46pm

Easy Going Smokies with Kids?
All the sites in the Smokies have to be reserved. I would avoid Gatlinburg traffic if at all possible. It will be REALLY bad that weekend. Its bad almost every weekend. Cades Cove is popula...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy Going Smokies with Kids?
April 25, 1:50pm

FS: ZPacks wpb cuben fiber rain jacket
Richard Nisley did a test on the fabric that indicates it is not nearly as breathable as Even but probably better than a PU coating.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks wpb cuben fiber rain jacket
April 25, 8:41am

Zlite Comfort?
If I could sleep well on a foam mat alone, I would definitely go that route. No hassle of blowing up, deflating, or worrying about punctures. And foam is nice for lounging around camp. But I fee...

In GEAR » Zlite Comfort?
April 24, 3:26pm

Sleeping Pad: Regular vs. Long (Rookie Question)
Its a very personal preference. One advantage I see to the XL pad is use on wet ground. I mostly use a trailstar tarp. If setting up on wet ground, the larger raised area is nice to keep you and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping Pad: Regular vs. Long (Rookie Question)
April 24, 2:30pm

sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
Sounds horrible. Is the peak of the nano at the peak of the TS?

In GEAR » sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
April 22, 7:16pm

sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
Jennifer, I am really looking for something very minimal to protect me on the rare night when mosquitoes are a problem. I was hoping I wouldn't even have to stake or tie it out. Is there any ...

In GEAR » sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
April 22, 10:57am

sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
I was just about to try the same in my trailstar. Let me know how it works.

In GEAR » sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
April 22, 9:34am

Smokies
Coming from Va, I would use the trailhead at Big Creek. Its your closest access, just off I-40, and maybe best access. Chestnut Branch cuts over to the AT. Make sure to stop on the side trail to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » The Great Smoky Mountains: Need some route ideas
April 22, 7:55am

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