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.74 cuben
I have found the .74 cuben to be the perfect balance of weight and durability. I had no issue taping it, in fact it was surprisingly easy. My last project was a shelter and I sewed the zipper on,...

In Make Your Own Gear » working with cuben fiber
December 18, 7:24pm

Trail runners
I normally will wear Wrightsocks with trail runner is anything down to mid twenties. I have used Cascadias, Salomon and many, many pairs of LaSportiva wildcats, you weren't very specific on th...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 18, 5:27am

Re: Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
"Necessary? The answer depends on how tough you are. Pants Pros: - sun protection without greasy sunscreen which sucks up trail dirt like a sponge - abrasion protection (lots of trailsi...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 3:34pm

Great trail run
I just finished one of my favorite trail runs ever. It wasn't the longest, fastest or even in the coolest area. I headed out to the AT, about a half hour from my house. I arrived at 6:30 and...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 16, 7:09pm

I'm green with envy
Pretty much holed up here in PA with the snow. Had some knee issues with both knees over the last couple of weeks, likely overtraining a bit. Easing back in and pushing to pain threshold. Will up...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 15, 8:13pm

Re: Re: Bataan March New Mexico advice
Agree with Eugene. If you are properly trained then you could run or hike that distance with little effort. I would focus on the training and Eugene's list is pretty close.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bataan March New Mexico advice
December 15, 8:07pm

Snow routes
To build on the comment above.....I could tell going through the Sierra that most folks were using a PCT track or Halfmiles waypoints. I saw three strategies. 1) attempt to follow the trail exact...

In GEAR » GPS for early PCT
December 15, 9:31am

Radically different trails
Here is the problem with interpreting the answers given to this question. You would think that you would get generally similiar answers from folks that hiked the same trail. The problem is that t...

In GEAR » GPS for early PCT
December 15, 6:23am

Couldn't say it better
To the OP..... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WDgq-K2oYLo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWDgq-K2oYLo One of my favorite movies and quotes. :).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 14, 5:01pm

Inflated how?
How long would this take to setup at night?

In Make Your Own Gear » The Better Balloon Mattress
December 14, 3:22pm

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