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Gear List for PCT; advice appreciated
Case, You need to be member to read them but Ryan Linn wrote four great stories about his PCT trip and had gear lists for the various sections and weather. It is in the articles section under ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for PCT; advice appreciated
September 25, 10:01pm

Trying to get lighter
Usually the pack is the last purchase, maybe over time if you refine your items carried, especially for others, it will be clearer what pack to get. For instance a lighter quilt definitely creates...

In Gear Lists » Trying to get lighter
September 21, 7:41pm

Trying to get lighter
Keep your eye out for a Golite Ultra 20 quilt, they pop up on gear swap, otherwise Golite runs periodic 40% off sales, you could pick up a new one at a good price that way too and save a bunch of w...

In Gear Lists » Trying to get lighter
September 20, 5:51pm

Trying to get lighter
Conner, I started with the REI Flash 65 pack, it is a great value, you can use it with and without the frame, and has a great warranty. However, it doesn't compress well, with things in you...

In Gear Lists » Trying to get lighter
September 20, 5:45pm

My List for this past season
Nice list Jason! You mentioned switching from the poncho tarp to rain gear, I was surprised how warm a t-shirt / wool hoodie / windshirt / and rain jacket was this past weekend while hanging aro...

In Gear Lists » My List for this past season
September 20, 5:36pm

Gatiers with flat soles?
I have been happy with my Simblissity Levagaiters, no need for a bottom strap, have not tried them in snow yet, but each day of hiking I put them on and forget about them.

In GEAR » Gatiers with flat soles?
September 20, 5:26pm

Using the Ohm Frameless?
I have been using mine without the hoop, with a 3/4 ridgerest folded in forths. I think the hip belt contours better around my waist than with the hoop installed. All of my trips have been short ...

In GEAR » Using the Ohm Frameless?
September 12, 9:20pm

Balaclava or parka/hoody
Heath, This summer has been in a Tarptent Rainbow, pitched high, floor down, and usually with a door open. Trying to experiment to see what next lighter shelter will be.

In GEAR » Balaclava or parka/hoody
September 09, 8:34pm

Balaclava or parka/hoody
Heath, I have used the Golite ultra 20 this summer, down to about 40 degrees just the merino wool hoodie was enough. Last weekend it hit low 30's (light frost in morning)and I added a fleec...

In GEAR » Balaclava or parka/hoody
September 08, 9:40pm

Maroon Bells list - hack away
Looks similar to what I have been carrying lately. FYI there was a bear incident up there over the weekend. Will look forward to a trip report.

In Gear Lists » Maroon Bells list - hack away
August 22, 9:42pm

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GSI Minimalist
This economical cook set doesn't seem to get much press, probably because it is not titanium. The 20oz. (600ml) size works out perfect for most dehydrated meals. In the morning it is enough ...

In Cookware - Other
March 08, 9:40pm