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All Forum Posts by Jim MacDiarmid

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Re: Re: 6 Day Yosemite itinerary advice
Bob, thanks for the input. I know from your postings you're very familiar with the Sierra's so I don't take your advice with a grain of salt. I did a Cathedral Lakes TH to Sunrise t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 6 Day Yosemite itinerary advice
August 09, 9:05pm

Re: Cuben Packa
I made a Roger Caffin Mountain Poncho (similiar to the packa) out of a Golite Poncho Tarp and silnylon and it weighed in at 8oz, made to slightly larger dimensions than Roger's. It performed w...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket-- No Price Limit?
August 09, 8:33pm

6 Day Yosemite itinerary advice
I've got a trip from the East Coast to Yosemite planned from September 26-October 1. They break down to two 3 day/2 night trips, part one starting in Tuolumne Meadows and ending in Yosemite V...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 6 Day Yosemite itinerary advice
August 09, 8:10pm

Railriders Eco mesh on sale
Ecomesh on sale on the RailRiders site as well as a few other things. The pants are $56 marked down from $86 and the shirts are $49 down from $59. fully stocked except for xl glacier in the s...

In Gear Deals » Railriders Eco mesh on sale
August 08, 10:29am

Re: Luggage Storage?
You can leave stuff in the bear boxes that are at every trailhead. Even when I drove to Yosemite, I rarely left things in the car, as I was worried about food scent on stuff and Yosemite bears bre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » San Fran to Yosemite public trans
June 16, 11:45am

Re: Another trip ideas thread: Western US 5-7 days in September
I spent one night heavy weight backpacking in the Olympics in 1998. I believe I went up Hurricane Ridge and down to Angel Lake. My pack was again in the 45lb range, and it was a backpack that con...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another trip ideas thread: Western US 5-7 days in September
June 15, 8:19am

Alcohol and the boiler
I'm interested as well. One of the things that gave me pause about getting one(before the moving expenses) was that I aspire to camp in places that often don't allow wood burning. For exa...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (now the Backcountry Boiler)
June 14, 12:10pm

Re: Grand Canyon backpacking route (4 days, 3 nights) - would love suggestions!
I'm looking at a Grand Canyon trip myself from Sept 16-25, so I'm reading all these suggestions with interest. I did the South Rim to Cottonwood to Phantom and back out 10yrs ago, and I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon backpacking route (4 days, 3 nights) - would love suggestions!
June 14, 11:44am

Re: west in mid-Sept
Dave, thanks for the suggestions. Where in Southern Utah should I possible look to go? I looked at rental cars out of SLC and Las Vegas and I could get one and that time for $22-$25/day. If ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another trip ideas thread: Western US 5-7 days in September
June 14, 11:32am

Terramar Silk.
I have Terramar Silk long underwear that I've used as a base layer before. They can be found for $20 per + shipping on Sierra Trading Post, or you can sign up for their newsleter and get daily...

In GEAR » lightest baselayer to wear under down jacket and pants
June 14, 10:58am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm