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Re: decent shoes
I found them to be narrow in the forefoot compared to new balances minimus line which fit me well.

In GEAR » Saucony ProGrid Peregrine 2: anybody used 'em?
May 08, 11:39am

Gels
I wouldnt use gels as your primary food source if you havent been using them extensively. I would bring one or two though if you really need more energy for a big climb. At easy hiking paces (3mp...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long ol' dayhike prep
May 07, 9:25am

Exlite
Looks very comparable to the Montbell ExLite which I find good down to zero C

In GEAR » PHD "Wafer" super-ultralight down gear
May 04, 8:38am

Re: exos 58 vs Arc blast
Arcblast is smaller 40L main pack which is how I believe Osprey rates their pack volumes. I have almost pulled the trigger a few times on the blat but not quite.

In GEAR » exos 58 vs Arc blast
May 01, 6:32pm

1443r tyvek
A 1443r tyvek which is softer a fairly breathable could be used for the top or for the whole thing if you bring a ground sheer.

In GEAR » Summer Bivy Idea? on the cheap?
April 26, 7:10pm

Hexamid
Probably the two person heximid or the Six Moons Haven Tarp. They are certainly the lightest optins. As for a flat tarp I wonder if they would pack smaller. The 8.5 x 10 flat tarp at zpacks we...

In GEAR » Lightest/Most packable 2 person shelter?
April 25, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Hexamid Solo, Hexamid Solo Plus or SMD Skyscape-X
I don't have either shelter but one thought in favour of the heximid is that if you like Poncho's for rain wear you could use the Poncho ground sheet. For an extra 2 oz or so you also cover...

In GEAR » Hexamid Solo, Hexamid Solo Plus or SMD Skyscape-X
April 24, 7:51am

Why?
Thanks again for all the advice. As to the why do it in a day the main reason is timing. I am doing this hike on a car camping family vacation with my wife and kids so I dont really think it is f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
April 23, 10:55pm

Difficult to Maintain wieght
I find it very difficult to maintain weight on trips. I figure my burn rate is about 5000 calories per day and eating regular food I find it difficult to eat more than about 3000 calories per day....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Calorie deficit to save weight. :)
April 23, 9:30am

Ikea fork
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90192962/ I use ikea kids utensils and plates or bowls when hiking with a group. Light weight and dirt cheap and most importantly already lying around...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spoon heresy
April 22, 9:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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WalMart
Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm