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backpack for philmont.
It all depends on your gear. And your crew gear and your trek If you do a good job minimizing crew gear, it will be 2-3 lb per person. If you do a good job with your baseweight, it can be un...

In Philmont » Is my Backpack ok for Philmont?
April 27, 7:19pm

shoes vs boots
Fact that he choose people with 1000 miles + skews it toward that group. Of the probably 800 alone that didnt make it out of GA, the vast majority were probably wearing boots. (And carrying too ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers
April 18, 7:25pm

For sure take pictures of the water board. But.....dont trust it either. If it says ample, your good. If it says trickle, well, it might be bone dry. It might have trickled last week. H...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 14, 12:21am

cuben fly
someone posted a diy article here about one they made a couple years ago. It looked great. I wouldnt trust it to just anyone. Since it doenst stretch, if not meticulously made, it could be diss...

In GEAR » Person/Outfit that will make cuben tent fly to replace sil?
April 13, 6:26pm

solo women
"What I don't see very often in the Southeast where I backpack are Solo women---just 4 in the last 15 years of frequent trips out of hundreds of groups and men." My experiences d...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 10, 1:49pm

trail work
I did trail work before. One day, I will do it again. I dont want to gather rocks again though.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
April 09, 7:54pm

puncture resistance
1 use a 1.0 cuben groundsheet and my raingear and my maps and spare ziplocks if I have a 1/8 ccf with me I use it too. Never had a problem, even camping on cactus needles. Waterproof pa...

In GEAR » Groundsheet puncture resistance
April 09, 7:51pm

I prefer solo, but i prefer trips of at least a week, preferably 2-4. Only person i really care to take with me is my son.

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 07, 2:12am

stove fuel usage
You can do some testing to confirm your fuel usage. When I use my gnat, I have a tight windscreen, and use it on LOW heat so that it takes 7.5 min or so to boil 1.5-2 cups. It does this on less...

In GEAR » Stove fuel usage
April 06, 8:31pm

sub 5 lb -does it really matter?
has not yet mattered enough to me to go below 5.6 lbs. No reason. None. zip. Nada. If you changed SUL to be 4.375 lbs, everyone would try to get to it. Its the SUL claim they care about, not t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 31, 5:21pm

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