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Tarp/bivy vs. tent
On the PCT, given how infrequently it rains, I think it's kind of silly to carry the extra weight of a mid or a free-standing tent if you're comfortable with a small tarp. A mid alone will...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 27, 8:00am

+1 on the bivy/tarp. I used a small, cat-cut cuben tarp and a breathable bivy on the PCT and would do so again. Also, I wouldn't even think about bringing an inflatable pad through southern...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 26, 9:33pm

Stress fractures
I had a stress fracture in my foot a few years ago. My wife had one last year. A friend on the PCT had one. In all 3 cases, the fracture happened immediately after changing shoes either during a...

In Philosophy & Technique » stress fractures
June 23, 8:35pm

Single-dose antibiotics
Just thought I'd mention that giving a dog (or person) a random, single dose or two of an antibiotic pill is a bad idea. Unless you continue the course of antibiotics, all you are doing is kil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Injury on Trail
June 12, 6:19am

A note of sanity
Very sad to hear about the hikers shot. But contrary to some of the scaremongering above, there has almost never been a safer time in the US than right now. Murder rates and rates of violent crim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 20, 7:22pm

@Marko To put it kindly, I'm guessing that you're not a statistician, right? There's a huge, huge gulf between a sample of 1 (where you essentially have no information about what...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 14, 6:53am

Alchohol stoves
This past winter was exceptionally dry in California, hence the bans on fires and alcohol stoves. No telling what will happen next year, but since we're heading into an El Nino, odds are that ...

In GEAR » PCT 2015 hopefuls- shelters
May 13, 5:37am

On long hikes, we use a 1.3 L pot and a SuperCat stove. Because my wife is a lot smaller than me and we wanted to make sure that I didn't hog all the food and that we each ate enough, we cooke...

In GEAR » PCT 2015 hopefuls- shelters
May 11, 7:56pm

My wife and I did the CDT together last year, and we shared 1 shelter between us (an SMD Haven with the inner net). I carried the tarp, my wife the inner. That worked perfectly for us, and I wou...

In GEAR » PCT 2015 hopefuls- shelters
May 11, 4:54pm

Marko, I think you misinterpret the pigeon experiment. In a random series of colors and food drops, every so often the food and the colors will line up. All animals (humans, too) are very good at...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 11, 9:17am

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm