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Pasta for FBC
Angel hair ends up tough or mushy for me. I gave up on it after several attempts. Elbow macaroni (especially the Kraft Mac 'n cheese kind) usually comes out perfect. I don't pre-cook o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pasta for FBC
April 04, 5:08pm

Z-Lite/Ridgerest Sol questions
I just picked up a new Z-Lite Sol which has a heat-reflecting, metallic-looking surface on one side. I have 2 questions: 1) To maximize the r value, which side should be facing up when I'm sle...

In GEAR » Z-Lite/Ridgerest Sol questions
April 03, 5:22pm

Regrets
A hospice nurse did a survey of the regrets of people about to die. The top regret was failure to be true to oneself. Number 2 was working too hard. Number 5 was not letting yourself be happy. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever regret a thru hike??
March 27, 12:07pm

Re: 100 miles, PNW, - PCT or Wonderland?
The Trout Lake to Chinook Pass section is really stunning and, to me, one of the best 100-mile sections on the whole PCT (right up there with the JMT and northern Washington). You get Mt. Adams, G...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 100 miles, PNW, - PCT or Wonderland?
March 15, 11:29am

Swapping packs
+1 on almost all of the above comments, especially regarding a pack with stays. Though I would estimate more like 10-12 lbs. of water (5-6 L) at most. Also, I had several stretches where I carrie...

In GEAR » which pack would you recommend for PCT through hike?
March 11, 8:17am

Postholer
What you need to know is how the snowpack is relative to a normal year. The NOAA site above isn't very useful for that. But postholer has a great chart with results from stations near the PCT...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2013 PCT - What kind of "snow year" is it?
March 06, 6:37pm

GSMNP
At shelters, you can only stay with a reservation, and you can only sleep in the shelter. The only exception is for AT thru-hikers, who are only allowed to camp if the shelter is completely full. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » GSMNP Question...
March 04, 10:14am

Re: PCT through hike list
Why not go with the Driducks? I used my O2 Rainshield jacket (made of similar material) the whole way. You might want a groundsheet to protect your tent floor from sharp or spiny things and to k...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
March 03, 2:46pm

NAZ
There's a lot of great hiking in that area. If you're going to do more than a few hikes, I would suggest getting the book "Flagstaff Hikes" by the Mangums. It describes almost e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Northern Arizona other than the canyon.
February 26, 9:43am

Re: SS1 Fly
And the opposite question: can you set up the SS2 inner under the SS1 fly? That SS1 inner looks really cramped for 2 people, especially with 3-season sleeping bags.

In GEAR » Tarptent SS1 as a tarp for 2
February 26, 7:01am

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm