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10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
Matt, you should go ahead and reserve your Smokies shelter. You are required to reserve and stay at the shelter if on the AT. I wouldn't worry too much about your timing, though. I really do...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
June 02, 11:55am

GPS
Gaia works well on my Samsung Galaxy S4. The maps are really pretty good, the screen is easy to see, and the battery drain is not bad at all as long as you aren't using it all the time and you...

In GEAR » Using a Smartphone as GPS on the Trail ?
May 30, 1:54pm

Hot pot
I am typically able to pick my pot off my alcohol stove with bare hands. Just grab at the very top lip; its usually not too hot to handle. Alternatively, wool liner gloves work well, regardless...

In GEAR » Not happy with my cook setups.
May 30, 10:04am

Questions about putting some eVent fabric onto Cuben MLD SoloMid for venting
Justin, I am commenting based only on my use of event and experience with venting on shaped tarps. I have not tried what you suggest. I think you will add some weight to a lightweight shelter a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions about putting some eVent fabric onto Cuben MLD SoloMid for venting
May 29, 11:24am

Onto The Shelf
Great adventure. Thanks for sharing all of that with us.

In Editor's Roundtable » Onto The Shelf
May 28, 10:44am

pot
I'll take it. Send me your info

In Gear Swap » FS Toaks Titanium 900ml Pot w/ lid - $30
May 26, 5:08pm

Risk evaluation
I hope my good hiking friends here, when evaluating risks, will consider the risks associated with carrying a weapon in the backcountry. There is a significant statistical risk of injury/death to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 23, 10:34am

zpacks rain skirt
I really don't think silnylon would be the best just because it would be clingy on the legs when wet. With a skirt, there is quite a bit of movement between the skirt and your legs as you walk...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 20, 1:28pm

My Experience with Dri Ducks
I had a very similar fate for my dri ducks pants. The jacket has been quite a bit more serviceable for me. I've worn it several times with no issues. A friend of mine made his pants in...

In GEAR » My Experience with Dri Ducks
May 19, 12:34pm

Waterproofing advice from a desert dweller
Ken, the waterproofing advice from southern Cal is often bad advice for people in our part of the country.

In GEAR » Wet Pack Questions
May 14, 2:56pm

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