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Re: Water Quality on the JMT
"With all the inexperienced folks out there (we saw poop/toilet paper EVERYWHERE!), I wouldn't drink it unpurified, but my Steripen worked perfectly." This is disappointing to read...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 7:14pm

Sportiva
Bushido is a great shoe & has quickly become very popular for trail running. The outsole is passably sticky, but not as good as the Ultra Raptor - that's got the stickiest rubber of any tru...

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 25, 10:23pm

iPhone 5 & 6
Amy, thanks for your incredibly thorough work on this! You literally saved me from getting a 5 a while back. I'd like to upgrade to a 6 (AT&T), but that bug in the old 5 is make or break fo...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 24, 7:50am

Battery
Amy's results for the AT&T 5 were so remarkable (8-10% per HOUR!?) that you could easily test your 5S w/o doing a multiday outing. Just put it in that mode overnight. If the test requires n...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 23, 8:50pm

Thx
Thx! Missed that 'cause I was on the trail! Posted to the other thread.

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 22, 8:54am

AT&T iPhone 6
Right, the AT&T iPhone 5 apparently had a battery life problem. Does anyone have experience with AT&T iPhone 6 used in backpacking mode (SIM locked)?

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
January 22, 8:52am

iPhone 6 ?
I've been using my iPhone 4 with Gaia for a while and it works really well. But, the 4 is getting to be a bit dated. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the battery life of the iP...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 21, 4:29pm

Electrons
I know how to navigate with a map and do so primarily. With modern tools (GPS) it's so quick & easy to confirm your location. In 30sec while still walking I can check Gaia on my iPhone. Tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 6:36pm

Electronics
I don't see why you would not bring any piece of gear that is both light and useful, regardless of whether it constrains stored electricity or not. Any gear that makes the trip more efficient, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 9:02am

Re: The Big A
Well, OK, I can understand not wanting to commit to an 8500' day at that altitude. But, I'd say people mostly just follow some sort of "conventional wisdom", which often isn'...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 4:07pm

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