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Another Option
I have avoided all creams and lotions due to the mess. I take a mix of regular foot powder and medicated foot powder as well as a couple of wipes per day. If there is any sign of chaffing I will ...

In GEAR » butt cream?
October 26, 6:35am

Re: Use your map and compass, you are not going to die
"Getting lost is something to be expected; lots of people get lost." Luckily I have never been lost. Unfortunately though, the trail has a habit of becoming lost from me!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers rescued after three-day search
October 26, 6:28am

Guilty
Mechanical Engineer by education though haven't done much engineering in years.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 21, 11:11am

Ditch the Pad
I have had several Jams and the pad not required. I had great luck with a Ridgerest in two configurations. First is folded flat. Second is scoring it into a U shape. I would do the first if I w...

In GEAR » Golite Jam Pad Support
October 20, 9:25am

Link to PCT Foodlist
Here is my Master spreadsheet for my PCT thruhike. It has many of the normal backpacking foods and nutritional breakout. You can also see the recipes for the dinners including the calories for al...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calories per ounce chart?
October 20, 9:15am

POS Ether Elite
I took this on my PCT hike and fought with multiple holes the entire trip. The leaks were mostly in the baffle corners and it appears there was a defect in the heat sealing process. I should have...

In GEAR » My frustrating times with the Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak AC
October 08, 8:27am

My two cents
Ken, For many years I have cowboy camped in the Sierra and find that the skeeters go away shortly after dark. So I would find the bug bivy of little value. Plus if you have a sewn in bug net lik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » To Bivy Or Not To Bivy
September 11, 3:39pm

Good Report
Had to laugh at a couple of items: 1) I just completed the PCT and had a terrible experience with my POE Ether airmat. It leaked from day one and kept popping leaks at the baffle seams. I starte...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT: 14 days and 13 nights in nature.
September 11, 11:41am

Rear Pocket
What you keep in here will depend greatly on where you hike. In dry climates like the PCT I keep all the little crap that I don't need to access on the run such as TP, foot powder, repair stuf...

In GEAR » What use is a big, center mesh pocket on your pack to you?
September 10, 7:09am

Re: Lightweight thru-hiking shoes
"Is there better/lighter/more durable options out there so I won't have to replace these every 300-500 miles " I replaced my shoes every 500-600 miles and in most cases they needed i...

In GEAR » Lightweight thru-hiking shoes
August 31, 7:33am

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