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What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
It's a mixed bag... A lot of my local national forest and wilderness areas burned in a series of fires over the last 5 or 6 years. I recall one particularly good example of hiking in an a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
September 03, 3:47pm

Lots of bear scat, more than I have ever seen in the Sierra
I too find bears more visibly active this time of year. In our local backcountry it looks like they're looking for and eating cherries from the holly leaf cherry trees. Lots of scat with the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lots of bear scat, more than I have ever seen in the Sierra
September 03, 3:06pm

Zpacks Multipack
I'll just comment on the heat/breathability concern since others have pretty well answered the other questions. I have both the Osprey Grabbag and the Zpacks Multipack. I choose which one t...

In GEAR » zpacks "multipack"
August 19, 7:22pm

New PCT Record
Impressive feats of endurance and determination all around.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 07, 3:20pm

Footbox confinement
Im a few inches shorter than you but have about 5-10 lbs on you. I'm similarly broad shouldered and generally built like a sturdy rugby player. I also always run warm. If I could, I would ...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 7:58pm

3 season quilt + layering
If you want a little more flexibility to ride out colder temps, I'd recommend you go with the 20*F quilt rather than a 30*. Depending upon the quilt design, you can always open the quilt up mo...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 6:03pm

RAW and Lightroom
I too mostly shoot in RAW only. It provides a lot more flexibility for editing after the fact than jpeg. You have greater ability to adjust exposures, shadows, highlights, etc after the fact with...

In Photography » Question about RAW and Lightroom
August 06, 5:39pm

wave photos
I think they're nice photos. They're crisp and have interesting lighting and shadows. I don't know anything about this particular photographer, but it's become pretty customary ...

In On the Web » phenomenal wave photos
July 30, 3:45pm

Patagonia Boxer Briefs
I too prefer the stretch version. They seem to be somewhat more breathable. I find the silkweight capilene pretty stuffy in general, whether it's shirts... or boxer briefs.

In GEAR » Patagonia Boxer Briefs
July 29, 4:26pm

Unfortunate Sawyer Squeeze Update
This happened to me a while back with the Sawyer Squeeze version 1.0. I had initially had good luck using the squeeze filter with an old platypus bladder. I went so far as to use this set-up ...

In GEAR » Unfortunate Sawyer Squeeze Update
July 29, 10:53am

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