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water capacity
I came to the PCT from the humid east coast, so I was pretty clueless about desert hiking and how much water I'd need. I guesstimated that I would drink 1 L per 4 miles (+ more if dry-camping ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT - Southern CA Desert - Water Capacity
April 10, 5:57pm

1210 mini-review
I have the 1210s and I've put around 200 miles on them whiletraining for a thru-hike. Things I like: the outsoles - good traction the midsole - somewhat cushioned but not plush. The hee...

In GEAR » New Balance 910v1 and 1210 (Leadville)
April 09, 6:38am

Houdini repair
There was this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=72268 What I ended up doing was taking my Houdini to a professional sea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Houdini ripped, repair?
April 08, 2:44pm

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

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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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