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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

Just as a counterpoint to all the anecdotes about minimalist shoes: after a number of running- and hiking-related injuries, I switched to well-cushioned trail runners with custom orthotics (yes, th...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 10, 4:05pm

We used a smartphone as our GPS on the CDT. But unlike most, we only used it when we were legitimately lost. That averaged out to about once a week. The rest of the time it was off, so battery a...

In GEAR » Using a Smartphone as GPS on the Trail ?
May 07, 5:58am

Bring a tent
I was in the Winds last August, and we got hit by a storm so bad we feared for our lives. The rain came so hard that the water was flowing under our tent, and there was almost no separation betwee...

In GEAR » Tarp in the Wind River Range
April 28, 1:48pm

Contrary to Malto, I pitched my tarp at least 25 nights on my PCT thru-hike. It was a wet year. I started with an MLD Grace Solo (cat-cut tarp) that I used through Oregon. For Washington, I swit...

In GEAR » Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
April 26, 10:12am

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