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Re: Re: Re: Update
have any friends in western CT? doing the AT from Jug End Rd in MA down south a few days is nice but you need to get picked up and it's a lot of driving. i mostly do NH stuff so i tend t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help planning beginners New England trip
May 06, 10:14pm

Re: Update
It is still VERY early to do a presi trip of any type. The trails are still covered in ice http://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/nh/ I would not suggest the Presi range for a beginner ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help planning beginners New England trip
May 06, 9:42pm

Re: Liner Socks?
always gone with single socks. Smartwool PhD and this year i have a pair of Darn Toughs too. 2 pair alternating days to let them air out. Long day hikes i'll change mid day. if line...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Liner Socks?
May 06, 8:17pm

Re: Uncertainty
yea... snowshoes add weight but will be a lot less energy used than postholing. snowshoes with heel lifts are quite nice on climbs too. your calves will thank you.

In GEAR » microspikes, crampons, snow shoes, oh my!
May 05, 8:17pm

Re: What do you wear on your legs during the day? (winter or summer)
3 season- REI convertible pants. almost never bring rain pants. easy to start and end the day when it is cooler. unzip bottoms and toss in a side pocket. snowshoe- Columbia Titanium ski pa...

In GEAR » What do you wear on your legs during the day? (winter or summer)
May 05, 2:46pm

Re: Why are osprey packs so popular?
Many people are not in a financial situation to buy a new pack every year or 2. Plus some would rather buy something once that will last for a while and not have to be replaced. If you have $ bu...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 11:46am

Re: osprey packs
People trim straps off packs of all types. others have to order pockets and extras that adds additional weight that isn't on the spec sheet. the pole holder weights like an ounce and can...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 10:20am

Re: availability/proper marketing
Jake S. you sound overly butthurt over this. Funny, as the OP stated the Exos series is pretty damn popular with the AT thru hiking crowd. I see many of them while in the white mountains an...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 7:47am

Re: why are osprey packs so popular?
Have the Exos 58 and 34. Fits great, pretty light w/ frame to carry up to 30lb. I try to stay under 25lb total and I have no pain or discomfort. plenty of other features that keep me happy. ...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 04, 8:52pm

Re: Sub 4 pound single skin tent...does it exist?
Lightheart Gear Solong 100" length hybrid wall. add a few oz for seam seal http://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php/tents/lightheart-solong6-tents/product/view/7/7 oops.. not freesta...

In GEAR » Sub 4 pound single skin tent...does it exist?
May 03, 5:10pm

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