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bear bag
My foodbag keeps my food together in my pack. I wouldn't want it to be running around loose. It would be anarchy.

In Multiple Use Gear » "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
August 23, 6:10am

vvr ferry
Ferry pickup is simple to find. It is marked with flagging from Edison lake trail to a flag on the Take bed. They will come get u at any time when u call if wind allows the small boat to do so....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » VVR ferry
August 23, 12:38am

sun hat
Normally I just use a ul running hat from UA. On the jmt I used a lightweight nylon Boonie style. Worked good enough, didn't need any sunscreen, helps to always be looking downward at trail wi...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
August 23, 12:29am

keeping items together
I travel a lot for work. I'm in the habit of keeping my stuff together. I never put something in a place where I might overlook it, and always do look around before leaving. Im amazed at it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 23, 12:13am

mices in the GSMNP
sleep with your head on the outside end of the shelter platform, and stay away from the walls. Mice run along the walls. They really wont bother you....much. Wear earplugs,and dont worry about t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Keeping the Mice Out at GSMNP
August 22, 8:11pm

esbit
I found esbit produced significantly less crud on my pot in testing them both. May have to do with the air supply the tight windscreen allows. Esbit tab leftovers were much less fuzzy and messy as ...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 15, 11:44am

rainwear
I used driducks. Hiked about 25 miles in them in the rain. I just accept I will be wet (sweat) while hiking, and change into dry base layer when stop. When u have an uphill, that will keep you warm...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 8:44pm

Zpacks Hexamid Twin + Fixed length poles?"
You could simply have joe attach the rear pole pocket with an adjustable strap so you could put it at whatever height you need, as opposed to the fixed attachement. It might not draw the top quite...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Twin + Fixed length poles?
August 11, 4:32pm

maps
I kept Erik's atlas in my front pocket in a gallon zip lock. more detailed and useful than Harrison maps. Only one I referred to for hiking. Map in right pocket, camera in left. Definitely keep...

In GEAR » What is the best way to have Map handy
August 10, 8:44pm

shoes
Almost any shoe is fine. Don't over think it. Spending money on boots is a bit of a waste if packs are under about 35 lb.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 10, 11:40am

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm