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Absolutely
My setup has a total of six. I can carry up to four liter of water (or food) and misc commonly used items. that amount of weight transferred to the hipbelt makes a huge difference especially with...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets yea or nay?
July 29, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Expedition Mulling
"That I was calculating, to the gram, how much malto I'd need for a given portion of a three-day trip based on a guesstimate of energy expenditure. It struck me as a bit much. The usua...

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 29, 4:31pm

No from me
I did not include a vent nor have I seen the need. I leave the door open whenever possible and pitch it off the ground as well. Interesting there is such divergence on this issue. Wonder if it i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 9:13am

Solo vs. group
I do most of my hiking solo but some of my favorite hiking has been with other(s) that shared a very similar hiking style. I did two hikes last year each with a total of four hikers that was some ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 19, 8:02pm

Snoqualimie Pass
Hike North on the PCT into the Alpine Lakes Area. one of the coolest areas on the PCT or frankly anywhere.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for post wonderland trail hike?
July 19, 6:41pm

Yup
I made the mistake of putting cuben in as a floor. After a couple of holes, I became very careful and used a tyvek ground sheet. Cuben IMHO has no place in the construction of items that are subj...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 6:37pm

great Run
thanks for the Writeup. Couple questions. 1) are you thinking the respiratory issues were caused but the Reds dust, exertion, or combination? one thing I have noticed on some of my more aggressi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 17, 5:19am

I have a problem
I recognized this when I completely cut up a brand new pair of hiking pants before I ever wore them. I knew I had a sickness. I think there is one huge advantage of making your own gear ie, she...

In GEAR » Do You Have a Gear Modding "Magnificent Obsession"?
July 16, 7:45pm

A completely counter view
First, I do a caffeine pill every four hours while hiking. I did it on my thru and have continued since. While I do have some of the concerns that Art mentioned regarding "performance enhanc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
July 16, 10:09am

Couple thoughts
1) are you overheating when you go to bed, causing you to sweat and get cold later? 2) you may try VBL. That has done wonders for me allowing me to stretch 3 season gear down well below its typic...

In GEAR » Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
July 15, 5:45pm

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