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don't put it off
Well, when the plants are well watered and the creeks are running high that's also when the skeeters are at their worst... The high Sierra is gorgeous no matter when you go. Why wait?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Should we do the JMT this year?
June 13, 10:08pm

Re: PCT or CDT during winter
To do the entire PCT in winter conditions would be take longer than one winter. Look at it this way; for normal humans, the PCT is a 4-5 month trip when walking on the trail. Now add snow to the eq...

In Winter Hiking » PCT or CDT during winter
June 12, 10:56pm

Re: JMT food and resupply
Your menu ought to work but the lunches do sound boring. I'd add some dried fruit - and of course, some chocolate. I would go for Tuolumne (mail it), reds, and MTR. To me the side trip to V...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 10, 8:19pm

price drop
Now $200 OBO

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 10, 7:52pm

Re: color?
mellow yellow

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 09, 10:38pm

Re: FS: BD Lighthouse tent
make me an offer!

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 09, 9:01pm

Re: Pillow slipping out under my head
I put fabric straps on my stuffsack with velcro, and the other half of the velcro glued to my mat. Works great.

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 08, 12:07pm

FS: BD Lighthouse tent
BD Lighthouse, excellent condition, seam sealed, with footprint. $200 shipped conus OBO PM me Maybe $180?

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 08, 12:05pm

Re: Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
If you want it to shed water you don't want it flat; it must be a dome, however shallow a dome you prefer. To make a dome you cut "gores" of fabric; how many is dependent on how many ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
June 04, 4:22pm

what about widthwise?
So cutting a NeoAir shorter is an established deal, but has anyone cut one down in width/ I'm thinking of making a tapered pad, so I get the width I want at the elbows but then it tapers so I d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trimming an Inflatable Pad
June 04, 4:06pm

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