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#153523 - 08/08/11 01:40 PM Re: Gear critique and questions [Re: ringtail]
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Originally Posted By ringtail
There were flash flood warnings right on Segments 1 & 2 on the day you started.

Not surprised that the Wal*Mart tent is being replaced.


We knew about the flash flood warnings before we started. Seg 1 isn't really a problem the way the trail went. We got a weather update from a sheriff before starting seg 2 and were past the burn areas well before the rain started and along a road in a protected dry area.

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#153538 - 08/08/11 11:20 PM Re: Gear critique and questions [Re: Gershon]
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Just to show we had a lot of fun, here is a video of the first 3 segments. We will be back out tomorrow doing segments 4 and 5. Then maybe a zero day and on to 6.

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#153731 - 08/15/11 10:34 PM Re: Gear critique and questions [Re: Gershon]
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Hey Gershon. You the same Gershon I know from the other forums? Great video, beautiful area!
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#153738 - 08/16/11 07:53 AM Re: Gear critique and questions [Re: GDeadphans]
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Hey Gershon. You the same Gershon I know from the other forums? Great video, beautiful area!


Yes, same one. We went on to segment 4, but had to come back out because of a foot problem. We finished segment 9 yesterday which was pretty brutal, but the views are worth it. I hope to have a video up today. (Credit my son for the videos.)

I found my stamina is no good above 11,000 feet, so tomorrow we are going out for 3 days on another lower segment.

I'm really learning the value of good gear. The next thing to replace will be our raingear. Suggestions are welcome. Price isn't important. We will just save until we can afford it.

Our old external frame packs are great. Sleeping bags are bulky, but are working well and are light. The SVEA 123 stove is something I'll never replace even though it's a bit heavy. It just keeps working after about 35 years.

We are looking for better quality shoes that last more than 100 miles and more importantly, dry quickly.

I'm a real believer in synthetic pants and shirts. When we hike in the rain, I don't put on a raincoat as it's more comfortable. They stay warm enough and dry quickly when the rain stops.






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#153861 - 08/19/11 08:53 PM Re: Gear critique and questions [Re: Gershon]
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Originally Posted By Gershon

I'm really learning the value of good gear. The next thing to replace will be our raingear. Suggestions are welcome. Price isn't important. We will just save until we can afford it.


That sounds great, enjoying time with your kids outdoors. Very nice.

I believe I remember you saying you were thinking about purchasing the Marmot Precip...did you change your mind?
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#153888 - 08/20/11 09:35 PM Re: Gear critique and questions [Re: GDeadphans]
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Originally Posted By GDeadphans
Originally Posted By Gershon

I'm really learning the value of good gear. The next thing to replace will be our raingear. Suggestions are welcome. Price isn't important. We will just save until we can afford it.


That sounds great, enjoying time with your kids outdoors. Very nice.

I believe I remember you saying you were thinking about purchasing the Marmot Precip...did you change your mind?


I went to REI and the suggested an REI brand which they said was better for what I generally do in the rain. (Stand around.) The person said she used it and it was more waterproof than the Marmot Precip. It does look pretty good and I can take it back if it doesn't work.
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