2771odds & ends feedback
- Jul 30, 2008Hi all,
Just spent 2 weeks in Tuolumne area, Lyell Canyon & up to Young lakes.
Tried out some new (to me) gear:
Rainshadow 2 tent tarp - for three people but we only had two. Loved it,
recommend putting gobs of silicone on the floor and on your pad to prevent
sliding (I thought I was going to zoom downhill into the nearest lake, even
tho I had put some on). Not a true test tho cos it didn't rain, and because
I had some issues adjusting the bottom, I think I would've got wet.
MSR Hyperflow filter - also loved it, but found that the input hose easily
came off its nozzle, and the output attachment to the Nalgene bottle easily
unscrewed itself, so had to hold those on firmly. Also the filter tended to
invert itself in the water, and really needed a second person to hold it in
place. Used for three days with no need to do the backflow thing on it.
MSR Windpro stove with titanium pot. Loved it - included with it is a
Mossies - Ok during the day - loads near water at night, plus all sorts of
other UFOs. Didn't use a headnet but did need 30% deet longacting. Some
people used Off which was also effective. Didn't see any bears.
Food - loved tortillas with bean dip and cheddar cheese (bean dip in one of
those squeezy tubes.) Also Mountain House Pro lasagna with meat sauce, and
Off on an 8 day trip starting at South Lake to Muir Pass and around, next
Oh, I was asking various people which pads they used or preferred. One man
told me I needed to ask thru hikers if I wanted lightweight because they
sacrifice comfort for light-weight. He prefers comfort. He then told me he
carried a 50lb pack - ouch!
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