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I have not seen it on any pack other than a McHale.

In GEAR » Have any pack manufacturers adopted the McHale Bypass Harness design?
December 20, 4:25pm

Re: Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Duomid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
Rankings on your preferences, from best to worst: Livable space: SS2,Duo XL, LBO Storm worthiness: Duo, SS2, LBO Wood stove:Duo, LBO; wouldn't do it in an SS2. A wood stove is really only fo...

In GEAR » Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Dumid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
December 17, 10:23pm

Personal variations
This is something that varies a great deal from person to person, and I'd suggest just trying a nice long dayhike with the pack you have in mind and the weight you expect, to see how it is for ...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 14, 9:10pm

bug refuge
My personal 2 cents, regardless of whether you go more tarpish or more tentish; I find I need bug protection more often than I need rain protection in the Sierra. So I prefer a shelter that offers ...

In GEAR » Shelter for JMT/Sierras
December 14, 9:06pm

Re: FS: Winter Gear Oware Alphamid, Nunatak balaclava, BPL balaclava, vapr thrm socks, smartwool socks, puffy mittens, etc.
PM sent on the stove

In Gear Swap » FS: Winter Gear Oware Alphamid, Nunatak balaclava, BPL balaclava, vapr thrm socks, smartwool socks, puffy mittens, etc.
December 14, 7:32pm

Re: Volumetrically Dense Food?
You may not have to get too fancy to do two weeks in a bear can if it is a Bearikade Expedition. I can do 12 days in mine without changing anything from my usual menu - the only expedient I need is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 11, 12:01pm

Re: Thank you
That list looks good but you don't say what you'll be wearing on your lower body. In camp it will make a big difference to have some warmth for the legs as well. My personal preference for ...

In GEAR » Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
December 08, 8:46pm

Re: Question - hands cold
First of all make sure you are keeping your core temperature up, because if your core temp dips you'll have a much harder time keeping your hand warm. As a guy who tends toward furnace when mov...

In Winter Hiking » Question - hands cold
December 08, 12:28pm

Re: Tunnel Tent
cookholes also went away because while handy in the snow they leaked like crazy if used in the rain and you got rain running under your floor. So okay on a dedicated snow tent but bad otherwise. Al...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 08, 12:12pm

Re: Recommendations for a JMT or thru-hike book...
Not exactly a story of one person 's thru-hike, but it is about the JMT, and has gorgeous photos:

In GEAR » Recommendations for a JMT or thru-hike book...
December 08, 12:06pm

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