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Re: Your Repair Kit Contents
For thru-hikes: about 2 feet of duct tape. For anything shorter: nothing.

In GEAR » Your Repair Kit Contents
January 07, 1:24pm

Nice
Looks interesting. Please post a review if you buy one. I know a lot of folks will be interested in a possible replacement for the old BPL Cocoon balaclava.

In GEAR » Pro Balaclava Alternative
January 06, 8:54pm

O2 Rainshield
I'm a big fan of the O2 Rainshield jacket (lightweight, breathable, but fragile, much like the Frogg Toggs--reviews I read suggested that the O2 was more durable). I've used this jacket on...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 8:29am

re: PCT 2014 NOBO Gear List
It's a good list, very similar to what I carried. A few thoughts: - I didn't pick up rain pants until Sisters, OR. If I hiked again, I might move that up to Ashland, but I think that m...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014 NOBO Gear List
January 05, 7:28am

Bins, not bin
Birders call them bins. If you want to waste your breath on all those extra syllables, feel free.

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 03, 9:02pm

General suggestions
In the low cost category, I hear good things about the Nikon Travelites. In the expensive category, I have a pair of Zeiss Conquest Compacts that I adore. They've survived 2 thru-hikes and ...

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 03, 3:59pm

Bins
What will you be using them for? Will you be using them a lot? Do they need to be waterproof? You can find adequate compacts starting around $100. But if optical quality really matters, you c...

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 03, 11:51am

Cows and deer, too
Cows and deer might line up along magnetic lines, too, though there has been some controversy. http://www.nature.com/news/the-mystery-of-the-magnetic-cows-1.9350

In Philosophy & Technique » Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
January 03, 8:59am

MLD mitts
I'd love to know this, too. Despite limited use, mine have moved from waterproof to "somewhat water resistant."

In GEAR » How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
January 02, 12:48pm

Pelican Creek Valley
The Lamar is definitely the best place for wildlife in the park, but we saw nearly as many bison in the Pelican Valley, in the east-central part of the park. Pelican Valley had many fewer people, ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Yellowstone trip with an emphasis on wildlife?
December 28, 8:24am

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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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