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Winter gear
I'm curious what shelters and backpacks you use in the winter time. I haven't done much hiking/camping in the winter and I'd like to start. Do you use the same light pack as you do du...

In GEAR » Winter gear
March 29, 3:35pm

Just to add on to the original question - does anyone know how they each handle wind? Any difference in performance?

In GEAR » Rainbow or Moment?
March 28, 11:59pm

Rain gear
The Driducks rain gear that you can purchase off BPL would probably work well for the trip. Not expensive and you probably won't have to use it. I believe it weighs around 10 oz. for jacket a...

In Gear Lists » Preliminary LMT gear list
March 28, 1:09pm

solo cooking help
Most of my trips have been with others. I want to do some solo trips and need recommendations for light weight cookware. I cook on a penny alcohol stove ( ...

In GEAR » solo cooking help
March 25, 7:59pm

3 season & winter pack suggestion
I'm mostly a 3 season hiker. However, I would like to get into some winter hiking next winter, most likely starting with local mtns such as San Jacinto, San Gorgornio, and Mt. Baldy. My gear ...

In GEAR » 3 season & winter pack suggestion
March 23, 1:33pm

if you make it too short again...
Bob, If you make this next one too short by accident as well, let me know. I'm only 5'5". ;)

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a bivy sack
March 23, 12:52am

using plans?
Hey Thomas, I'm actually looking to start a similar project. However, unlike you, I don't have any sewing experience. Are you using plans to make yours or are you designing it yourself...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a bivy sack
March 23, 12:00am

8x10 flat tarp
Anyone know where I can find instructions on how to make a no-frills basic 8x10 flat tarp. I'd like to use silnylon. I'm not really looking for a kit. I want to make this as low cost as ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 8x10 flat tarp
March 22, 7:14pm

MLD Grace Solo and Oware Cattarp 1.5
I'm interested in these two tarps in silnylon. From what I can tell they look very similar. Are there any significant differences between the two that I'm missing. Experiences with eithe...

In GEAR » MLD Grace Solo and Oware Cattarp 1.5
March 20, 3:01am

Inov8 sizing
I'm looking at ordering the shoes online and need help with sizing from those familiar with the shoes. I'm looking at the Roclite 315. I'm an 8 1/2 and normal width. For backpacking ...

In GEAR » Inov8 sizing
March 19, 4:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeff McConnell

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Vasque Breeze GTX
I bought theses shoes for a day hike of Mt. Whitney. They performed very well. Good traction on wet rock and scree. I also used them for a 5 day backpacking trip of Whitney through the back country...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 20, 12:20pm