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In Gear Swap » Men's Patagonia and Other Clothing
February 07, 7:20pm

canyon sleeping
In the Sonora I might take a bit more precaution, but on the high Colorado Plateau (Cedar Mesa area you're talking about is mostly 5500-8000' iirc) I wouldn't worry too much. Do check ...

In GEAR » Desert/canyon sleeping advice
February 01, 10:07am

desert sleeping
Like others i rarely use shelter in the desert. I've spent hundreds of nights with no problems. Cedar Mesa's one of my favorite areas by the way. Dark Canyon is incredible.

In GEAR » Desert/canyon sleeping advice
February 01, 7:11am

rhino mats
Rhino mats are very reasonably priced. http://www.speedpress.com/cuttingmats I recently bought a 2'x4' for $25.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rotary Cutter Table
January 31, 8:27am

inline options
I use the Sawyer with a Platy Big Zip. . I also just found some 1/32" wall tubing at usplastics that I'm going to try. I ordered some so i'll report back when it arrives, but 1/16&q...

In GEAR » What contaminates do you treat your water for? And what do you use to filter/purify?
January 30, 8:50pm

adventure pants
I have some and love 'em. Way better than the saharas as far as I'm concerned. Nice fit without being too baggy, no cargo pockets, and weigh about 12oz. Can't beat the price either, e...

In GEAR » REI Adventure Pants
December 19, 11:45pm

trailstar as mid

In GEAR » Trailstar guy line length
December 10, 2:01pm

I have a gorilla and love it, although I haven't tried the other packs you're looking at. The gorilla is super comfortable and carries very well. The curved stays are awesome.

In GEAR » Gorilla or Blast for PCT 2011
December 08, 10:06pm

mora knives
the 3" blade moras weigh less than two ounces with a sheath. you can order just a blade from ragnar (which are full length tang) and make your own handle for even lower weight. The blade wei...

In GEAR » Mora Knives
December 07, 11:05am

I've tried my gorilla with a zrest 3/4 and it fits but feels like the pack is too far from my back. I think I read somewhere else that GG doesn't recommend using a zrest for this reason.

In GEAR » Gorilla Questions
November 23, 5:47pm

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