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Winter where?
Mike, my normal "winter gear" base weight comes in right about 10lbs but it could be apples and oranges. My 20 deg quilt, bivy, mid, and xtherm has allowed me to go down to 0f when usin...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
February 20, 11:36am

Cutting it too light
In the original spirit of another thread gone astray........ Most of us have been able to shed weight without sacrificing safety but I also suspect many of us have taken it too far. Just this week...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
"Hi gg-man, I am confident in my ability to keep moving, thanks to lone peak 2.0s (love those things) I indeed have a long sleeve base layer, OR echo (love that thing as well) Curious...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 10:50am

Re: Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
While I would do a slightly different combo I don't think you are far off for one big reason. your goal is to do 30 pd which means that you will be walking or sleeping with little down time. ...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 10:13am

Re: Reduce "flapping" in silnylon shelters
I made a cuben pyramid but the issues you described are not limited to silnylon. I designed my shelter to use two trekking poles exactly as you describe. The only difference is that I reversed th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Reduce "flapping" in silnylon shelters
February 17, 8:49am

Re: PCT gear list
"Sorry to tell you, long pants will not keep you cleaner on that trail......I wore Rail Riders pants with bottoms that Velcro shut and had dirt up to my thighs each night.. ..and yea wet wipes...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
February 16, 6:27pm

Another approach
"Hunter's style gloves or mittens with tops that fold back are good for photography." I actually have a four layer system though I rarely wear all four. 1) very light base layer...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 6:22pm

And then there's me
I probably have the worst average campsites by far, arriving at or after dark. But, I have unrivaled sunset and sunrise views while hiking in the evening and early morning,

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 06, 6:44pm

Re: Re: JMT alternatives
" You get 90% of the PCT " I don't think so. Maybe 90% of the JMT. --B.G.-- All those letters are confusing. 90% of the JMT. Is that better?

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 7:06pm

JMT alternatives
Start at Sonora and end at Cottonwood Pass or vice versa on the PCT. You get 90% of the PCT and I believe you can summit Whitney from the west, though I would check that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 3:22pm

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