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Laura

Laura

Davis, CA

Laura

Laurawrote a question about on March 24, 2015



I'm debating between the Grivel G-12's and G-10's. I'll be doing Shasta (Avalanche Gulch) this spring, training climbs in the Sierras/Tahoe area, and then hopefully Mt. Baker and Olympus in the upcoming years. The G-12's seem like a great all-around crampon, but if they're more crampon than I'll need for my climbs then I'd love to save some weight and $$ by going with the G-10's. What do you think?

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Laura

Laurawrote a review of on February 12, 2015

Nice variety for long trip
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this dehydrated food set to supplement my other meals while backpacking the JMT. It worked well using these to add more variety to the ramen, pasta, oatmeal meals I also brought. The granola was so-so -- I recommend just making your own with bulk granola and powdered milk in a Ziplock. Adding some Ritz crackers to the beef stew and noodles & chicken meals made them a lot more filling. Chicken teriyaki and lasagna were both ok as-is. I usually split one pouch with my hiking partner, then added crackers or olive oil and nibbled on jerky or chocolate to get enough calories. They're best when hot and fully rehydrated (which takes a while if you're over 10,000'), so invest a couple bucks in a plastic bubble mailer envelope to use as a lightweight insulating bag when preparing the meals.

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Laura

Laurawrote a review of on June 27, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had this bag almost 2 years and have used it for both backpacking and car camping down to 15 degrees F or so. I've noticed feathers seem to leak from the bag with each use, which is concerning since I'm specifically using the bag for extra cold conditions. The hood once cinched up stays put pretty well without feeling too constricting. A Sea to Summit Ultrasil compression sack really helped compact the bag down more than the stuff sack it comes with and offers some water protection.

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