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Gear Weight vs. Safety
Heath - you wrote: "I said I read gear lists and I see what people bring for a FAK, insulation and shelter that would in my 22 years of hiking not be sufficient in a true emergency or in s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 2:58pm

PNW List
Katherine - Here is the link to the kit I am currently using and playing with. This kit will be my "core kit" this summer from roughly 4th of July to a week or two after Labor Day for the...

In Gear Lists » Show me your PNW June-Sept gear list
February 13, 2:05pm

Weight vs. Skill
I can hike in safety and comfort in the Pacific Northwest, between June and September, with a base weight of 7 pounds. I can safely and comfortably hike in the Pacific Northwest in September-Octobe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 1:26am

Arc Zip
I don't own one but have been fascinated by how Zpacks and John Abela describe the genesis of this pack. Abela has a picture of the pack up on his site where he mentions it took...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Zip users - tell me your experience
February 12, 7:58pm

This or that
I have had an MLD Prophet and loved it. The Prophet is a bit smaller, a bit lighter (16oz vs.19oz for a fully stripped or 24oz as shipped CDT) and more expensive for sure. I think it depends on the...

In GEAR » Another "this" pack or "that" pack question.
February 12, 7:43pm

I ended up with the solo S2S net and find it works ok under a MLD Duomid and a Gatewood Cape. Dedicated inner net tents seem heavy (even in cuben) and expensive. I am not a bivy fan. So, for the we...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
February 12, 7:18pm

Depends on the Pack
I think Trace's point is well taken, not all hybrid packs are created equal. I now have 3 hybrid cuben packs; two Zimmerbuilts and an HMG Porter 4400. Both my Zimmerbuilts, a Quickstep and a bi...

In GEAR » talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
February 10, 11:15pm

In the past their quality has been excellent. My hope is that if Tom is still involved in the company it will stay that way.

In GEAR » Nunatak Quality
February 08, 11:08pm

Nunatak remains a mystery. It appears there was some some sort of sale of the business but it is not clear what that means for the future of the business, their business model, or their products. T...

In GEAR » Nunatak Quality
February 08, 4:57pm

What a great movie quote! Makes me want to rent Passenger 57!

In GEAR » wearing dark colors in the hot sun?
February 05, 12:06am

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