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Mar
21
comment How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
I think the advantage of the system is that once you establish where you fit on the spectrum, you would be able to buy bags from any manufacturer with that knowledge... For buying your first bag, I agree - likely useless :)
Mar
20
answered Cooking by pouring hot water into plastic bags?
Mar
20
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20
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Mar
19
comment Will any filter/pump purifier last through longer hikes?
how often did you have to clean it? does it clog if you use silty/dirty water?
Mar
19
comment Will any filter/pump purifier last through longer hikes?
I can't help you on this one - I have always preferred Aquamira to fiddling with filters. I have vaguely heard of thru-hikers liking gravity filters like this one (Sawyer Inline): rei.com/product/801824/sawyer-3-way-inline-water-filter
Mar
19
revised How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
add an example
Mar
19
answered How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
Mar
16
comment Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
when your tent is soaked, you might strap it to the outside...
Mar
15
comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
Consider buying a crate of single serve mayo packets? Shelf life is a year and a cursory amazon search shows $23 for a box of 200 :)
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 Appalachian Trail?
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 Appalachian Trail?
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.