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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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Ken's Advice for Organizing Your Own Gathering of Gear Geeks
There has been some talk on the forums about people in other parts of the country who wish they could organize their own G.G.G's, since coming out to California would not be possible. Last y...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Ken's Advice for Organizing Your Own Gathering of Gear Geeks
January 02, 12:50am

Re: GGG Franchise
Justin, I am sure that if you organize an East Coast GGG of your own, it would build up to something like we have over hear. The 1st one was only attended by about 15-17 people and it slowly ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 02, 12:33am

Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. vacancies
Ken, Do you need any help with funds for paying for the 2nd spot??? Tony

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
December 31, 10:15am

Re: JMT/Yosemite Section Trip 2014. Help?
Mark, Here is a link to a photo essay that I did a few years back for a 50 mile trip that is a loop in Yosemite. Takes you from Glacier Point, which you can reach via free bus from the valley...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT/Yosemite Section Trip 2014. Help?
December 27, 5:05pm

Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
Jon, I doubt that I will need hand warmers, but happy to pitch in some money to help out with your cost. $10 or $20 bucks....just let me know what you need. Tony

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
December 26, 5:45pm

Re: Gossamer Gear pads
Aaron, I have been using GG Pads for a few years now and took used the combo of the Torso Pad with the 1/8" pad on the JMT in 2011 in Aug with snow conditions more like July due to snowfall...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear pads
December 25, 1:28am

Re: Zpacks 60L Blast with BV200
+1 on what Arn said. My recollection is that I probably had 3/4 to 1/2 a day's worth of food left over at the end of my trip...just a question of if you get to Whitney Portal on the same day...

In GEAR » Backpack for BearVault 200 - JMT
December 24, 4:51pm

Re: Backpack for BearVault 200 - JMT
Tom, Long time no yack....good to hear from you. Regarding the Bear Vault 500 with 700 CU IN on the JMT out of MTR. I was not able to get 7 days of food in mine....maybe 6.5. Basically,...

In GEAR » Backpack for BearVault 200 - JMT
December 24, 12:45am

Jon from Flatcatgear will be attending the G.G.G. & Demonstrating!!!
Jon, Looking to seeing your gear and demos. Thanks for taking the time and effort to come out to the G.G.G. Hope that you will be able to mix pleasure and business while you are out there....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
December 23, 8:14pm

Re: Late July JMT
+1 on bug protection Get a head net, it will save your sanity in camp if the bugs are out. When I did the JMT in Aug 2011 the snow conditions were more like July and the bugs were out with th...

In Gear Lists » Late July JMT
December 18, 5:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm