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Re: Re: Re: Re: My guess
I'd say Patagonia has done a brilliant job at marketing by selling you this coat. Look at the discussion already and you have the only jacket with technology we can't get our hands on ye...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
January 12, 9:41am

Re: Re: Re: dry downs...
Yea, your right Nick. Just feelin' fiesty. Also a little tired of the "hot and cold" routine we get from "upper management" round here.

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
January 10, 12:24am

Re: dry downs...
"Then there's this other one I've tried that is nothing short of remarkable. I can't disclose who makes it yet, but It's as good as synthetic fill in resisting loft degradation...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
January 09, 11:58pm

Re: GGG--what is it
I hear you Duane. Love people on a one to one, two, or three basis. Crowds really freak me out though. Been to two GGG's and each time i got that feeling i just slipped away for a hike. The...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GGG--what is it?
January 03, 9:01pm

Re: Sierra
Leave your car in Lone Pine. Take the bus to Independence and hitch a ride up to Onion Valley. (It is the easiest hitch along the PCT.. dead end road.. only hikers driving to and from TH) Hike ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help Plan Location of Our PCT Trip This Summer
January 03, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Forums loading slow?
Ah nuts. Y'all just need my patented WiFi booster antenna/urinal. . . Just 3 payments of $99.95 (or $3,000,000 CAD) and this baby is all yours. Act now and recieve a genuine stainles...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forums loading slow?
January 03, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Donate Some Gear?
This is really a great thing youv'e organised here Tim. I am glad i bought my quilt from you as i see that you and yours not only make great gear but have big hearts to match. Good on you and...

In Gear Swap » Donate Some Gear?
January 02, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: run or walk
There is no free lunch. Walking faster than the mechanics of your legs can tolerate introduces kinetic losses. What "faster" means is subjective. Jardine had a section on this in...

In Philosophy & Technique » A Question for You Physics Experts
January 02, 12:56am

Re: Possible backpacking in Pinnacles
My experience circa 2008: Very kind rangers in Pinnacles. Went there after a long hike in the Sierra. Was chased down on trail from the highest peak in the park and given a gallon jug of w...

In Post-Trip Reports » New NP in California
January 02, 12:36am

Lighter One
They were listed at the Mather Ranger station as approved bear resistant canisters. Rangers still rent Garcia Machine Bear cans. Still have not seen anything other than bear Bearvaults and Be...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
January 02, 12:20am

All Reader Reviews by a b

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Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 (Bug Bivy)
I used the a Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 bug bivy every night of my Appalachian Trail thru hike. While there weren't many bugs flying around in mid March when I started, the fully enc...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 01, 9:39pm

MLD Patrol Shelter Solo Spectralite Wtih beak
The Mountain Laurel Designs Patrol shelter in translucent green Spectralight (Cuben fiber) is, by far, my favorite single piece of gear after 2180 miles and 98 days on my Appalachian Trail thru hike. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 29, 11:30pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Mountain Laurel Designs has proven to me that durability and light weight can co-exist in the universe. Fittingly, my first introduction to MLD occured on the Pacific Crest Trail when a fellow hiker...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 07, 1:03am

Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30
This is my initial review of the Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30 size regular. Weight as measured 19 ounces. Loft as measured 1 & 3/4 inches. I had found that I used my sleeping bag open ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 07, 12:18am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
It was on the Pacific Crest Trail in Sept of 2009 near the end of my thru hike when I first saw another hiker(Lint) using an MLD Exodus frameless pack. Upon examining the craftsmanship of the pack, an...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 04, 2:21pm