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Re: Emigrant SUL
Duane, I don't think anybody strictly counted the number of items they brought on this trip - it was more to explore the idea that it's just as valuable to reduce the complexity of your gea...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip - July 13-14
January 14, 12:51am

Re: Water Repellent Down, One Year In
I have a Zpacks twin quilt with DWR down in it that I got back in August. My wife and I have only used it about 10 nights, so I can't say that I've thoroughly tested it. The only situation ...

In GEAR » Water Repellent Down, One Year In
January 11, 6:13pm

Re: Yosemite
There's a recent trip report on yosemitenews which has pics of conditions on the south rim. There's very little snow right now. Doubt you could use a pulk and you might not even need snowsh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite hike... Badger Pass webcam looks dismal
January 09, 11:49am

Re: the real questions
"So the real questions are: Why do you backpack? What do you get out of it? What is your relationship to the wilderness? What do you learn about the natural world? What do you learn abo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 09, 11:35am

Re: SEKI National Park 10 day Loop - full photo show is done
Thanks Amy. Those photos were a breath of fresh air now that cabin fever is starting to set in.

In Post-Trip Reports » SEKI National Park 10 day Loop
January 06, 2:31pm

Re: GGG Whatcha Bringing?
No worries Ryan, it's been very easy to meet people at the last few GGG's. Everyone I've met has been very friendly. Just put on a name tag and start asking people about their gear and ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG Whatcha Bringing?
January 06, 9:44am

Re: Your Repair Kit Contents
Single use tube of krazy glue. NeoAir patches. Needle and polyester thread. Two medium zip ties. A 2x2" hybrid cuben patch. A small and a large safety pin. A 1\2" by 3" piece o...

In GEAR » Your Repair Kit Contents
January 05, 2:19pm

Re: Shoulder Season in Ionian Basin ~ October 2013
Nice job Andy. I read this on your blog back in November but I enjoyed it just as much the second time. The White Divide doesn't get much attention. If it were anywhere else in the country othe...

In Post-Trip Reports » Shoulder Season in Ionian Basin ~ October 2013
December 28, 11:20pm

Re: Neoprene socks
Here's my theory... The neoprene socks work like a wetsuit, by trapping a layer of water which is warmed by your feet. They prevent cold water from flushing in and out of your socks quickly ...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 22, 7:36pm

Re: JMT Gear List
Clothing: Nix 1/2 zip fleece, use the Capilene 2 L/S as a midlayer instead Nix Shirt 3 Nix the spare underwear Nix the sandals, Roclite 295's are just as comfy and dry fast Add in a rain j...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List
December 19, 11:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm