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Re: New England (5 Night Max)
With a few changes and about $115 it looks like I can get my standard baseweight to sub-5. Still looking for more suggestions. Changes: * O2 Hooded Rainshield Jacket instead of NF DIAD * Nix...

In Gear Lists » New England (5 Night Max)
May 24, 8:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New England (5 Night Max)
The only way I can dry socks is to either wear them, which only works on dry days with a dry trail, or put them in my quilt with me overnight. I'm not sure how that last method will work in a v...

In Gear Lists » New England (5 Night Max)
May 23, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Using knives
>>>Many of them would not have been critical if they had a good knife to make a fire.<<< Why would they need a knife to make a fire. I've made hundreds of fires in the wood...

In GEAR » 2-3 oz fixed blade
May 23, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Cloud Kilt
>>>And the transparent nature of Cuben could make for some interesting trail conversations.<<< I've been using a cuben rain skirt Joe Valesko made for me for a couple of ye...

In GEAR » Cloud Kilt
May 22, 11:09am

Re: down jacket ?'s
>>>do I double the cost and go with a montbell at 7oz's<<< Should you choose to go with Montbell you can find the Montbell UL Down Inner for $125 new. http://www.e-omc.c...

In GEAR » down jacket ?'s
May 21, 8:44pm

Re: Re: New England (5 Night Max)
>>>A Swiss Army Classic would save a little bit of weight on the knife.<<< I think that's what I have. I keep it on a little bit of cord around my neck so maybe the weight ...

In Gear Lists » New England (5 Night Max)
May 21, 8:30pm

Re: Re: New England (5 Night Max)
>>>look into ankle or dress socks for your 2nd pair and save around an ounce.<<< Are you suggesting use the second pair for sleeping and hike in the same pair every day? Right ...

In Gear Lists » New England (5 Night Max)
May 21, 8:26pm

New England (5 Night Max)
This list is for southern New England early May through late October or northern New England roughly early June through September. (Basically about 30 degrees for a low and often wet/rainy conditio...

In Gear Lists » New England (5 Night Max)
May 21, 2:40pm

Re: cuben fiber quilts
Ross, just my 2 cents on why I don't think synthetic insulation makes a lot of sense for a cuben quilt... Given the expense of cuben, if you decide to go with it you're probably interest...

In GEAR » cuben fiber quilts
May 18, 8:45am

Re: Is there such thing as a decent, two-walled tent for two people under 3lbs?
Franco I know there are things that can be done to mitigate the issue. For instance, you could also use a groundcloth for around the same weight penalty as coating the floor. I just chimed in be...

In GEAR » Is there such thing as a decent, two-walled tent for two people under 3lbs?
May 14, 8:12pm

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am