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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

Gear Lost While Backpacking
I left my homemade carbon fiber tripod at some camp in Los Padres NF. Still can't for the life of me figure out which camp I left it at, or which trip. I just suddenly realized it was gone at...

In GEAR » Gear lost while backpacking.
July 26, 5:14pm

So hot
Sheesh, it's so hot and dry out there this year, it's not a real pleasant place to be in the first place mid-summer. On the other hand, it's just about hot enough to just go ahead an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Los Padres NF: "No campfires or cooking stoves permitted in the backcountry"
July 26, 12:38am

Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
I think the take home from all of these posts is that: a. You have to evaluate your own skills, comfort levels, experience, etc.; and b. You need to evaluate the particulars of your trip: climat...

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 25, 11:42am

Sun Hoody
I've no personal experience with it, but my brother loves his. He lives up in the Sierra and pretty much wears it all summer long for all of his outings (climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fis...

In GEAR » Real experience w/ Patagonia Sun Hoody - Heat, chafing?
July 25, 11:14am

Traps
There's rumors of similar traps in national forests around here but they're mostly attributed to the Mexican drug cartels and their practice of using, and then securing, portions of public ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Someone setting traps for hikers/dogs in BC?
July 24, 6:51pm

My forest is burning!
Trees? I sorta' remember those... Post 2006 Day Fire in the Sespe Wilderness

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My forest is burning!
July 22, 1:15pm

Patagonia capilene glove liner
Don't know for sure, but it's probably a winter item, so it's not available now but should come back on line in the coming months assuming they continue to offer them.

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene Glove Liners?
July 22, 12:07am

Smoke Map
The NWS offices were preparing smoke maps for the Mountain Fire last week... Not sure if it's something they do regularly or just every once in a while. Try the NWS Oxnard or NWS Hanford websi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » smoke ?
July 22, 12:00am

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