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Most of my hiking experience is in the Pacific Northwest, but I've also thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (2007) and the Continental Divide Trail (2011).

I would call myself a lightweight packer, but not ultralight. My packs for the PCT and CDT were around 15lbs without food, water or fuel. Weekend trips I often have a total pack weight less than 20lbs (skin out).


Mar
15
revised How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
change wording to address Kevins comment
Mar
15
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
It does... unfortunately, that includes the GPS!
Mar
15
answered How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
Mar
15
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
Seems impossible with no recharge? I mean, turn it off... that'll make it last :)
Mar
15
answered Is it safe to camp in the desert without a tent?
Mar
15
answered How much gear will the AT eat?
Mar
14
revised Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the AT?
answer more of the edited question
Mar
13
comment What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
Yeah, fair enough - I think the Q specified that money wasn't an object, so I rolled with that. There are definitely reasonable budget-conscious alternatives!
Mar
13
answered Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the AT?
Mar
13
comment What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
GoLite falls below the listed companies IMO - bags are a bit heavier for the same temp rating, people seem to find their ratings to be optimistic too, and the half-center zips are weird/not ideal for the wide range of temperatures seen on a thru-hike.
Mar
13
revised What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
forgot montbell
Mar
13
answered What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
Mar
6
comment What good options are there for wine transport?
For extra anti-class, it's very easy to drink directly from the bladder :)
Mar
1
answered Driving tent pegs into rocky ground
Feb
29
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Lots of good stuff from you and phidauex. I think I'm likely to aim for this more than a tele setup since I'm not keen on the downhill aspect. Somewhere to start from at least!
Feb
29
accepted Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Feb
28
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
My backpack and contents, not what I'm wearing... boots + snowshoes and hiking clothes are extra :)
Feb
28
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Yikes, considering my whole rest of my winter camping gear is around 16lbs, that seems hilariously heavy :) Nonetheless, I appreciate the detailed advice!
Feb
27
asked Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Feb
24
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
@furtive, I suppose I should have made it clearer above that I'm aware it's not healthy :)