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You can get dumped on at any time Only difference is how long it sticks around Last yr 1st week aug had good snowfall on south end. I think whitney got 2'

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
May 31, 9:23am

I dont. My body stays pretty clean under long sleeves and pants. Short sleeves leave your legs coated with a layer of grime. My clothes after 5 days on trail in sierra.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
May 31, 8:43am

"The thing with the Sunday Afternoon hat is that it looks really good, dashing even, on some people and really dorky and girly on others." Might not be the hat.

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
May 30, 8:34am

not a sunday afternoon
Patagonia vented spoonbill is similar but a bit smaller, less coverage Its cape doesnt touch neck, kind of suspends in mid air back there.

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
May 30, 5:48am

rocks and sticks
The movement of a guyline against a rock in high winds will cut it two. I have had it happen. I usually put my guyline around a stick, and pile rocks o the stick so that the moving/vibrating gu...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
May 28, 5:55pm

sil vs cuben
Cuben is a little bulkier than sil because its stiffer and not slippery. On the +++++ side, its much easier to pack because its not slippery.

In GEAR » packed size of silnylon versus cuben
May 27, 7:08pm

l/s echo
I have an echo l/s, no zip. Compared it to a vented ex officio reef runner for my jmt hike by mowing yard on hot day in both. The 7oz vented reef runner won hands down. I was surprised at...

In GEAR » Outdoor research Echo LS zip tee
May 13, 8:06pm

bear spray
I will take my chances. Could something happen to me...sure. I stand a much greater chance of dieing in a fall, or a trip though, and Im not particularly worried about that either. Getting off...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 7:09pm

SO a movie company believes its OK to just leave crap because they are too stupid or lazy to go retrieve it ....Interesting. Did he keep looking?? They probably did more than one take.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I found Reese Witherspoon's Boot
May 10, 9:19am

Some years on the AT, norovirus becomes rampant in areas with dozens of NOBO thruhikers getting extremely sick. It can live on contaminated surfaces and clothing for.....weeks. In one study one ...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 10, 9:02am

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