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Thanks for the info everyone. Scott - can you recommend a specific brand/product for a nylon shirt? Thanks.

In GEAR » Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
September 03, 6:06pm

Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
Howdy, Any folks out there who've done a long-distance thru-hike (most specifically the PCT) care to comment on the best fabric choice for shirts? I like the idea of merino for the breathab...

In GEAR » Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
September 03, 3:45pm

re: Taut-line hitch
Howdy, +1 to Dale's comment above. I've had good luck adding an extra hitch or two when using taut-line hitches with braided mason's twine. Makes a good guy line - inexpensive and ea...

In Philosophy & Technique » Taut-line hitch slipping on small cord
August 22, 11:31am

re: CCF Pads; Coming Soon
Lawson, I'm assuming these pads will be at least $10 and qualify for your insanely awesome free shipping situation? Sign me up.

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
July 31, 6:00pm

re: Roan Highlands Loop?
Thanks Alex. Forgot about Kincora. I may call Bob, although the 40 miles from Carvers to Dennis Cove might be a bit more than I want to do on this trip. Starting to think that if the section from C...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Roan Highlands Loop?
July 31, 7:20am

Roan Highlands Loop?
Count Bumpula for the evening crew. Done a little more research - doesn't seem to be much in the way of loop options. Still, if you know of one I'd love to hear it. Moving forward tho...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Roan Highlands Loop?
July 30, 6:34pm

Roan Highlands Loop?
Howdy, Does anyone out there know of any possible loops in the Roan Highlands area? I'd like to do about 25 miles (give or take) in the area but was hoping to avoid the out and back. It'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Roan Highlands Loop?
July 30, 8:54am

Thanks fellas! Guess I'll give the nylon webbing a shot without the Cordura. Much obliged.

In Make Your Own Gear » Material for Pack Stay Sleeves
May 26, 1:19pm

Material for Pack Stay Sleeves?
Howdy, So what are folks using to make durable sleeves for internal pack stays? I'm thinking of tubular stays myself, but I suppose similar material would work for flat, bar-type stays. Need...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material for Pack Stay Sleeves
May 26, 9:48am

Nice job James! Looks like a really nice piece of kit. I think I'll have to go ahead and make an order myself pretty soon. Couple of questions - if you don't mind, what's your height/we...

In Make Your Own Gear » Performance/Durability of M50 as Windshirt Material?
May 13, 8:24am

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