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I'm a bivy user, so no claustrophobia for me. So, you know, maybe people like quilts because they're several ounces lighter than the equivalent temperature rating in a mummy bag? Just maybe?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
January 18, 6:21am

The drought is obviously a huge, huge problem. But I think it's way too early to start planning for August based on the weather in January. I did the PCT in 2009. The snowpack was well below ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 16, 8:33pm

Side sleeping
I am a restless side sleeper. I use a foam pad, so after about an hour of sleeping on one side, I wake up a bit uncomfortable and have to roll over. This happens 5-10 times a night. I started ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 09, 7:15am

I haven't used them yet, but I met a section hiker on the CDT this summer who was wearing Hokas. She LOVED them and said that she uses them for all of her hiking and running, up to ultramarath...

In GEAR » Backpacking in "maximalist" shoes? (ie.Hoka One One)
January 08, 3:20pm

Re: Your Repair Kit Contents
For thru-hikes: about 2 feet of duct tape. For anything shorter: nothing.

In GEAR » Your Repair Kit Contents
January 07, 1:24pm

Looks interesting. Please post a review if you buy one. I know a lot of folks will be interested in a possible replacement for the old BPL Cocoon balaclava.

In GEAR » Pro Balaclava Alternative
January 06, 8:54pm

O2 Rainshield
I'm a big fan of the O2 Rainshield jacket (lightweight, breathable, but fragile, much like the Frogg Toggs--reviews I read suggested that the O2 was more durable). I've used this jacket on...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 8:29am

re: PCT 2014 NOBO Gear List
It's a good list, very similar to what I carried. A few thoughts: - I didn't pick up rain pants until Sisters, OR. If I hiked again, I might move that up to Ashland, but I think that m...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014 NOBO Gear List
January 05, 7:28am

Bins, not bin
Birders call them bins. If you want to waste your breath on all those extra syllables, feel free.

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 03, 9:02pm

General suggestions
In the low cost category, I hear good things about the Nikon Travelites. In the expensive category, I have a pair of Zeiss Conquest Compacts that I adore. They've survived 2 thru-hikes and ...

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 03, 3:59pm

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