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Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
I'm not sure I would want to rely on a hammock for the entire length of that trail. You may find areas that don't have suitable trees for a hang. I would think Ks, Ne, and eastern Co migh...

In Gear Lists » Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
March 20, 10:04am

Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
The T2 is a nice baselayer with a windshirt. It would be too hot for me in summmer, but I am a bit south of you. I used my T2 on a January trip that had daytime temps of 25-35 with wind. It was ...

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 3:03pm

Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
Return the Atom; she already has 3 mid layers. Use the money to order her a poofy Hadron from backcountry.com. That's what I would do.

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 12:22pm

Neoair
Neoair is great to me. It's very comfortable and I have had no problems with dudability, even using it under a tarp.

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 13, 7:34pm

My Gear List w/ Photos
My thought would be to buy your wife a smaller pack. You'll still look manly without having to carry even more weight. ;)

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 13, 10:19am

My Gear List w/ Photos!
If you're trying to go lighter, I don't know why you'd buy a heavier pack. That Coyote is over 5 pounds! I am cringing. If you're going to be carrying less, I wouldn't rush ou...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 13, 9:46am

Low hanging fruit
The pack is a bit heavy. You could easily cut 1.5-2 pounds with a new pack. But it will cost you a bit. I probably wouldn't change your sleep system at this point. It would be expensive a...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 12, 11:25am

US pilgrimages
I have to agree that wilderness walking and organized southern religion are not traditionally compatible. I assume the heat and humidity are at least part of the reason but maybe not all of it. T...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 10, 11:06am

Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
You can leave at home: plate, seat, aqua-mira or squeeze(no need for both),bucket, rain jacket or poncho(no need for both),camp shoes, dishwashing tool, light and extra batteries(unless I plan on n...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
March 10, 10:22am

Picking up a hot pot
I have had pot with no handle at all. I used to worry a lot about how to pick it up; i tried many different ways. I learned that I can always just grip the top lip of the pot bare handed and its ...

In GEAR » IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape
March 07, 2:08pm

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