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Is Permethrin beneficial in the Sierras?
Headed to the Sierras for a few weeks in about a month, never been there before. Being from the Midwest, ticks are a big concern (lime disease) and I use permethrin treated pants here (RailRiders E...

In GEAR » Is Permetherin beneficial in the Sierras?
July 06, 8:36am

Re: Western Mountaineering
For 3oz more, the Summerlite is baffled vs sewn through, has more down, packs roughly the same size, and has a draft tube on the full length zipper. Although it is rated for 32 degrees, some find i...

In GEAR » Ultralite Weight Sleeping Bag
June 26, 8:26pm

Re: Where to take 20 year old daughter?
Also being from Ohio, I got started with backpacking in the Smoky Mountains. Only you know your daughter but I can think of a few things that may help her ease into it: If she is new to hiking a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to take 20 year old daughter?
June 17, 9:55pm

This is great. Congratulations Roger! I have been interested in trying tunnel designs for adverse climates. Now I am really interested!

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 12, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Weight
That 85L REI pack seeks way overkill. For a couple pounds less, you may want to consider something like the REI Flash 62 (which is on sale). 62L should be big enough for a bear canister for other t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need help with adjusting my backpack
May 28, 9:42pm

You are not alone...
This has been an issue for me too. I am also thin and don't have much natural insulation/padding on my hips, just skin it seems. For heavy loads, the solution for me was to get a fully customiz...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need help with adjusting my backpack
May 28, 6:54pm

Inov8 Roclite 315 sizing and fit
Picked up some Inov8 Roclite 315 on sale based off some favorable reviews I saw. It seems ideal but I ordered a half size larger than usual (normally an 11) and they still feel tight in the toebox ...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 26, 2:03am

Re: JMT/PCT Logjam
Thanks for the info, it eased my concern. Nice to see they figured out an effective and timely method by letting commercial crews have the timbers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT/PCT Logjam
May 24, 9:50pm

Re: JMT/PCT Logjam
This is bad. Should I cancel my mid-August to early September JMT hike now before committing $$$ in airline tickets and logistics? What to do...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT/PCT Logjam
May 23, 6:26pm

The BearVault 500 wins and my base pack weight just jumped 8oz for saving $$$ lol. I saw the photos of the destroyed Bearikade and thought of how ticked off I'd be if that happened to me aft...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
May 21, 7:07pm

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