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  1. Forgot the "why?" part. It's pretty simple,...

    Forgot the "why?" part.
    It's pretty simple, though. All my stuff is as comfortable as it gets for the appropriate temps.
  2. My "system" only varies by how much of it I...

    My "system" only varies by how much of it I bring, which depends on when and where I'm hiking.

    Up top, my shirt is any 1, 2, or all 3(depending on conditions) of:
    -UnderArmour running T...
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    Update for anyone who reads this-Best Western...

    Update for anyone who reads this-Best Western still shows airport shuttle as an amenity, but turns out it was discontinued back in May.
    Durango Cab has a good reputation, and I've also used Buckhorn...
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    Definitely have to know yourself, as with any...

    Definitely have to know yourself, as with any sleep system item.
    The Everlite would easily get me to freezing.
    I sold it for being too warm for me in the South, and bought one of the very things I...
  5. Thread: Rain pants

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    Montane Minimus is worth a look. Similar to the...

    Montane Minimus is worth a look.
    Similar to the OR Helium, but available in different inseam lengths. The velcro tabs on the legs(which I was dubious about) are a great feature, and keep the lower...
  6. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    So...how tall are these gaiters y'all are talking...

    So...how tall are these gaiters y'all are talking about?
    https://i.imgur.com/G3sPYVP.gif
    :D
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    Not sure the tap water is a great idea. After a...

    Not sure the tap water is a great idea. After a couple months of training hikes with no overnights or filter use, my Sawyer Micro would barely let any water through.
    I do have hard water, but also...
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    My Shoe Goo fix from back when I last posted...

    My Shoe Goo fix from back when I last posted worked well, though there's some separation along the edges again.
    Just got back from another Utah trip Wednesday, this one to the High Uintas...
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    I stayed at the Best Western Plus Rio Grande in...

    I stayed at the Best Western Plus Rio Grande in 2014 and 2018, coming and going to the Weminuche, and will probably stay there again in late September. It's very nice, less than a quarter mile from...
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    20F bag, R1 midlayer in early September...and a...

    20F bag, R1 midlayer in early September...and a synthetic puffy for hiking in?
    How about a hooded sun shirt?
  11. Thread: New Summer Bag

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    Surprised you hadn't already bought one a long...

    Surprised you hadn't already bought one a long time ago!
    I liked the Everlite a lot, especially how the box stitched baffles keep the down from shifting.
    Should be great for most folks from late...
  12. Not if you wear long baselayers at 45F with a 20F...

    Not if you wear long baselayers at 45F with a 20F quilt, and a grid fleece at 40F! How could you NOT be sweating?!?
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    Again, for those who don't get the updates: Now...

    Again, for those who don't get the updates:
    Now there's an "Arc Air Zip 62L Robic".
    Seems likely the Arc Blast and Arc Haul could soon be a thing of the past...
  14. No, because I've never used a pack cover, and...

    No, because I've never used a pack cover, and always use a liner. Not a trash bag, nyoflume bag, compactor bag, any of that stuff, but a purpose made liner that's both durable and...
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    Recently used the Z Trails for a water crossing,...

    Recently used the Z Trails for a water crossing, followed by a few hundred yards of hiking to a waterfall, then back through the water crossing.
    Aside from a little casual wear, use as camp shoes,...
  16. Reading that was like listening in on a word...

    Reading that was like listening in on a word association game where they give half a dozen clues for "chronically elevated cortisol".
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    For anyone who doesn't get their email, and like...

    For anyone who doesn't get their email, and like me, might have been pushing it for a weeks' food load in a 37L pack, there is now a 60L version with 47L pack body.
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    We may set some kind of record, then, 'cause I'm...

    We may set some kind of record, then, 'cause I'm going right by a PO in about 45 minutes! :D
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    Well, that was quick... All yours!

    Well, that was quick...
    All yours!
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    SOLD-REI Flexlite Air Chair

    REI Flexlite Air Chair-used, excellent condition
    $SOLD55 shipped in the CONUS

    email to:
    [email protected]
    ^^^also my PayPal address

    47582

    47583
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    Forgot this, but the Z Trail is now the Z Trail...

    Forgot this, but the Z Trail is now the Z Trail EV, though some sizes of the original are still available on clearance.
    The tread has been updated to a more aggressive pattern, which is a plus,...
  22. Bathtub floors are great. Mine are both from...

    Bathtub floors are great. Mine are both from ZPacks, and my "tarps" are both 'mids with corners to attach them to, but you can get standalone floors with corner struts from MLD, and at least one...
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    I just came back from doing some hiking in Utah,...

    I just came back from doing some hiking in Utah, plus a dash up to Fruita, CO to see the Rattlesnake Arches. My toes were not happy after a few days of doing lots of off camber hiking and steep...
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    About 6 weeks ago, I had to do a shallow river...

    About 6 weeks ago, I had to do a shallow river crossing in AL's Sipsey Wilderness. Though temps were in the 30s, the trails there are much gentler than my usual haunts on the Cumberland Plateau, so I...
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    FYI, Katabatic Gear has the Bristlecone back on...

    FYI, Katabatic Gear has the Bristlecone back on their site(now with Robic floor material, and a hang loop at the foot end), plus a new bivy, the Pinon, with larger mesh window....
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