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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: What about a Rain Shell?
I sometimes use a rain shell (like the Montane Spektr eVent smock) in place of a wind shirt, but only in specific situations. The hiking temperature has to be low enough for the extra "warmth...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt
March 14, 11:33am

Re: Salomon Speedcross 3. Anyone with experience?
The Speedcross shoes have been good to me. (I went with a different pair of shoes last weekend and paid a price for it). Pro: The fit and comfort on the Speedcross shoes rock. I've logged...

In GEAR » Salomon Speedcross 3. Anyone with experience?
March 12, 7:17pm

Re: weekend trips in northern WV
Hi Kevin, What type of miles do you usually do over a normal weekend?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » weekend trips in northern WV
March 12, 7:11pm

Re: It's what we were born to do
According to Harvard, humans evolved to run long distances. Even if this isn't "exercise" it means our beloved hobby of moving long distances in the back country is a fundamental pa...

In Chaff » Exercise as a chore or a hobby perhaps?
March 06, 6:33pm

Re: 2013 AT Thru Hike
If you're going in the spring, you might need some more puffy layer insulation. I'd be cold in just a Zeus vest and fleece layer. I'd probably want something like a Montbell Alpine ...

In Gear Lists » 2013 AT Thru Hike Jan/Feb Start
February 29, 11:27am

Re: Just Got Robbed Today -- by My Own Government!!
Heaven knows why I'm opening myself up to this right now . . . but I feel like I can at least shed some light on why the cost of adding pages to a passport is priced the way it is. Disclai...

In Chaff » Just Got Robbed Today -- by My Own Government!!
February 29, 10:04am

Re: "Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review"
I really love the way Andrew delineates the world of overnight outdoors-people into ultimate campers and ultimate hikers. Even though this book might not add a lot of information to those who live...

In Editor's Roundtable » Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
February 27, 1:56pm

Re: Looking for a summer shirt
Though I'm a merino fan 75% of the year, when the temps go above 80 degrees with matching humidity in the mid-Atlantic, I switch to a long-sleeve white Patagonia silkweight Cap 1. It's a d...

In GEAR » Looking for a summer shirt
February 25, 1:54pm

Re: Access
Amazing. I don't think I'll miss the primal fear of inadvertently hiking through private land in West Virginia and being threatened with a shotgun.

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking through Germany
February 18, 5:56am

Re: Hiking in Europe
You mentioned that in Germany a backpacker can cross private forest land. Do you know if this is also true in other parts of Europe, like the Baltics? Will I have problems going across forested l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking through Germany
February 17, 4:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm