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I get a ”thread not found, or never existed” error with the link above... I also don't find it searching with the terms ”jam hoop frame”. What is the title of the thread in the link?

In GEAR » Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
August 02, 9:43pm

Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
Has anyone added a GG or SMD hoop stay to the 2012 Jam 50 ? How well did it work ? Thanks.

In GEAR » Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
August 02, 5:21pm

gear list
Great article. Very inspiring. Can you post your gear list, or at least the highlights and insights about your choices? Thanks.

In Editor's Roundtable » Map and Compass: A City-girl Walks Western Wilderness
July 16, 9:15am

Jam 50
I ordered one when they were in stock. Tried it on 1 evening walk around the neighborhood. My impression was that the pack is a good size - but requires LW and compact gear choices. Compared to a ...

In GEAR » Backpack questions
July 15, 9:01am

I only wear the legs in the cool morning hours, but remove them for hiking. Once in a while, if it's extra chilly, I'll wear them in the evening. I'd use them more if they were faster t...

In GEAR » pants vs shorts vs convertibles
July 09, 7:20pm

LMF fire steel
The LMF fire steel is very easy after a little practice. Step 1: make sure the paint (initial use), or dark grey oxide (all subsequent uses) has been removed from the rod in the area you will be ...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 09, 6:47pm

lowe alpine
My lowe carries the best of all the packs I've tried when I need to carry 40+ pounds and negotiate rough terrain. I think it's because the pack is a tall narrow & shallow shape, and the...

In GEAR » expeditition backpacks
July 06, 7:18am

poly shirts
I hike in Maryland / Virginia where it's 90-105° F with 80-90% humidity. I find loose fitting thin poly T-shirts feel lots cooler than cotton because the moisture evaporates so fast. I think...

In GEAR » temperature above which you wouldn't hike in merino
July 06, 6:52am

book - trail tested
How does Justin Lichter's book (Trail Tested) compare to Andrew Skurka's book (The Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide) ? Is gear advice a large percentage of Justin's book? Thanks.

In GEAR » book - trail tested
June 28, 11:54am

pack advice
I recently received a large Golite Jam 50. I'm not sure its for me... I wish the shoulder straps were an inch wider, and the padding in the hipbelt and shoulder straps was much stiffer (sim...

In GEAR » pack advice
June 02, 9:26am

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm