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Zpacks Multipack
I'll just comment on the heat/breathability concern since others have pretty well answered the other questions. I have both the Osprey Grabbag and the Zpacks Multipack. I choose which one t...

In GEAR » zpacks "multipack"
August 19, 7:22pm

New PCT Record
Impressive feats of endurance and determination all around.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 07, 3:20pm

Footbox confinement
Im a few inches shorter than you but have about 5-10 lbs on you. I'm similarly broad shouldered and generally built like a sturdy rugby player. I also always run warm. If I could, I would ...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 7:58pm

3 season quilt + layering
If you want a little more flexibility to ride out colder temps, I'd recommend you go with the 20*F quilt rather than a 30*. Depending upon the quilt design, you can always open the quilt up mo...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 6:03pm

RAW and Lightroom
I too mostly shoot in RAW only. It provides a lot more flexibility for editing after the fact than jpeg. You have greater ability to adjust exposures, shadows, highlights, etc after the fact with...

In Photography » Question about RAW and Lightroom
August 06, 5:39pm

wave photos
I think they're nice photos. They're crisp and have interesting lighting and shadows. I don't know anything about this particular photographer, but it's become pretty customary ...

In On the Web » phenomenal wave photos
July 30, 3:45pm

Patagonia Boxer Briefs
I too prefer the stretch version. They seem to be somewhat more breathable. I find the silkweight capilene pretty stuffy in general, whether it's shirts... or boxer briefs.

In GEAR » Patagonia Boxer Briefs
July 29, 4:26pm

Unfortunate Sawyer Squeeze Update
This happened to me a while back with the Sawyer Squeeze version 1.0. I had initially had good luck using the squeeze filter with an old platypus bladder. I went so far as to use this set-up ...

In GEAR » Unfortunate Sawyer Squeeze Update
July 29, 10:53am

Gear Lost While Backpacking
I left my homemade carbon fiber tripod at some camp in Los Padres NF. Still can't for the life of me figure out which camp I left it at, or which trip. I just suddenly realized it was gone at...

In GEAR » Gear lost while backpacking.
July 26, 5:14pm

So hot
Sheesh, it's so hot and dry out there this year, it's not a real pleasant place to be in the first place mid-summer. On the other hand, it's just about hot enough to just go ahead an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Los Padres NF: "No campfires or cooking stoves permitted in the backcountry"
July 26, 12:38am

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