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This has been repeated here many times. Tablets are an EPA certified water purifier. The 4 hrs is to treat cryptosporidium. AM drops are not an EPA certified water purifier. There is difficul...

In GEAR » Opinions on the Clelland aquamira mix method?
January 27, 6:31pm

jmt survey
John amassed a lot of information in this survey which was answered by almost 700 hikers in 2014. Gear failures are a tiny part. As you might guess, the majority of people it seems, are new to a...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 10:47pm

Its not exact science. You dont know how much treatment is needed. Most of time, you really dont need to treat at all, so there is a wide margin for error. The benefit of drops is they are cheap...

In GEAR » Opinions on the Clelland aquamira mix method?
January 26, 8:47pm

I tried bushidos and they werent what i was looking for. Very much seemed a stability and control shoe. Toe box is also a little low, my toes hit the top fabric and that was irrirating. Prett...

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 26, 2:58am

You are correct that by about day 3, all planning goes out window. However, the value of the planning, isnt the plan. Its the education one gets by the process of planning. Equipped with pert...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thru-Hiking: When to plan and when to let it go?
January 22, 10:12pm

roclite 295
Cant wait to try them. I thought all the new shoes the past couple years were total garbage with regard to construction, and more important, design and fit. Im not going to hold my breath though.

In GEAR » 2013 inov-8 Roclite 295s
January 22, 7:55pm

at spring break
Between 50 thru hikers per day starting, and other section hikers, and spring breakers, expect to have around 100 people per day starting trail. Shelters will overflow, campsites will overflow, ...

In Gear Lists » Spring break hike GA AT
January 22, 7:44pm

I have several bags and several quilts. I prefer the quilts. An inquiring person might ask why i still have bags? I ask myself that too sometimes. Bags get smellier too. A wide quil...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 21, 7:48pm

bearikade tool
Penny. And a spare one in my FAK. Drill small hole near top edge and put on a loop of cord to keep from losing if necessary.

January 06, 9:04pm

What would concern me most, is not if a new ursack can withstand 1hr of bear play. But can it withstand the amount it may receive over the course of its life. My guess, is no. Wear will be...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
January 05, 9:25pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm