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The correct backpacking gear for your needs in the specifics of the weather is required for safe four season travel in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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My Favorite and the Best High Sierra Backpacks: Review External Frame Packs

Member's Favorite External Framed Backpacks

 

Alex                    Classic Camp Trails external framed pack for Summer uses.

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Gaiters: Members Favorites for High Sierra Backpackers

 Members Favorites

Gaiters

Reaper            Dirty Girl Gaiters

Run gaiters during Summer? Or just when it's snowy or wet? Tell us about your best gaiters.

 

High Sierra Backpacking Gear List

Backpacker's Gear: Gaiters

 

 

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Cookware and Utensils: Backpackers Favorites for High Sierra Travel

Members Favorites

 

Cookware and Utensils

Having the best, simplest setup that serves our food and camp beverage needs keeps everything simple and light.

Surfbum                   Spork 

 

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Upper Body Insulation & Layering: Members Favorite for High Sierra Backpacking

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Upper Body Insulation for High Sierra Backpackers

Proper layering to remain comfortable on the trail and camp is vital for High Sierra backpackers. Each hiker being different requires different combos of base and insulation layers. Though each hiker is unique, our range of selections to choose from is not.

It behooves us to get the best materials in the proper quanities and combinations to meet our needs for warmth in camp and on the trail.

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Camp and Trail; Members Favorite Gear Bits and Tips for High Sierra Backpacking

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Random Backpacking Gear Bits

There's lot's of little things that make camping in the High Sierra comfortable and pleasurable.

 

 

Multipurpose

tstockt                 550 cord-paracord 

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Ultralight Backpacks of High Sierra Backpackers: Member's Favorites for High Sierra Travel

 Tahoe to Whitney Members Favorites:
Ultra Light Backpacks

How do you find the correct type of backpack for you, let along the perfect pack?

You survey backpackers to find backpackers like you, with your capacities and preferences, and what they use. Below we find examples of some of the lighest packs available.

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Socks: Member's Favorite Backpacking Socks

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Backpacking Socks

 As High Sierra backpackers display a lot of range in foot wear, so too in socks. Sock companies have reciprociated, producing a wide range of socking solutions.

A Thought: When I test and purchase my boots I bring in the sets of inserts I am going to use, along with what I figure will be the primary sock used with that boot. Summer? A medium to light sock. Winter? Heavy socks with maybe even a liner sock...

 

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Sleeping Pads: Members' Favorites for High Sierra Backpacking

Members Favorite

Sleeping Pads for High Sierra Backpacking 

 

Air Mattress

mttim                                        Thermarest

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Shirts and Pants: Members Favorites for High Sierra Backpacking

Members Favorites

Backpacking Shirts and Pants

Best for High Sierra Travel

 

 

Ex Offcio

gbrahaney                              Ex Officio Shirts, Pants and underware 

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Treking & Hiking Poles Preferred by Tahoe to Whitney Members

Member's Favorites

 

Trekking Poles

 

gbrahaney                    Leki Trekking Poles

 

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Filters and Purification: MEMBER's FAVORITES for High Sierra Backpacking

 Member's Favorites

What are, and how do we select the best Water Filtration, Purification, Treatment, and Usage System for High Sierra backpackers?

The fundamental requirement for me is clean water quickly. By clean I mean taste as well as purity, so chemicals are regaled to emergency status.

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Boots and Footwear: Member's Favorites for High Sierra Backpacking

Member's Favorites
BACKPACKING BOOTS & FOOTWEAR

 

Selecting Backpacking Boots and Footwear from among our many, many Options.

 

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The Range of Choices
 We have an extensive selection of types and styles of backpacking footwear available from extremely heavy to virtually none at all. The barefoot and neoprene fads are quite amusing...

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Sleeping Bags: Member's Favorites for High Sierra Backpakers

Member's Favorites

Sleeping Bags for High Sierra Backpakers 

 Remember, each sleeping bag is tuned to each user's preference during each season. Make sure you get the weight of bag that suites the requirements of your sensitivities in the environment.

Remember, it gets much colder than you think it will, then much hotter...

 

 

 MARMOT

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Stoves: MEMBERS FAVORITES for High Sierra Backpacking

Members Favorites

High Sierra
Backpacking Stoves

We have considerable range of selections from a wide range of fuels and gasses, delivery systems (below), wind shields and pot supports, not to mention the ability to construct a wide range of homemade alchol stoves.

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Internal Framed Backpacks for High Sierra Backpacking: Member's Favorites

Member's Choice

The Internal Framed Backpack Choices of Experienced High Sierra Backpackers

High Sierra Internal Framed Backpacks

Internal framed backpacks are by far the most popular type of pack we see used in the Sierra today. I personally prefer them for cold-weather work, and use external framed packs for the hotter Summertime backpacking conditions.

But that's just me. I tend to carry heavy loads. I enjoy an air-space between pack and back during Summertime, and none during Winter.

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Tents: Member Favorites for High Sierra Backpacking

Members Favorites

Backpacking Tents for High Sierra Backpacking

Experienced Backpacker selections for best High Sierra Backpacking Tents.

What makes a good tent? That depends on your capabilities and standards against your preferences and budget. We discuss these factors in Backpacking Tent Selection.

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Zpacks Arc Haul

 Member Test:

PeterM is moving through the Ultralight Packs:

"Zpacks Duplex. Making the switch from a Gossmer Gear Mariposa to a Zpacks Arc Haul this year. Excited to see how that pack does."

ZPacks ARC Haul

Gossamar Gear Packs

Don't waste time or money on water purification system

I will assume that you went to college and that you can conduct basic research.

Read what SECOR has to say (author of High Sierra). Read what the UCLA biologiical research has shown.

When people get sick it is a 99% chance that they poisoned themselves due to poor hygene. It is not the water. It is not the water. Really, it is NEVER the water.

The bigger question is why do humans continue to make serious and important group think mistakes?

why "Old School" Loves External Frame

1) Way Comfortable

2) Lots of compartments - organize gear = safer trip

3) Where Have I used mine - 1000 miles AT, 1000 miles PCT, GLacier NP, Whites, Gila. 20 years duration.

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Go Light Going Out of Business: Big Sale

November 19 2014

The GoLight site is announcing bankruptcy and 20%  off all inventory in a going out of business sale. 

On October 13 2014 GoLight filed for Chaper 11 bankruptcy with 103 creditors. On October 24 the court authorized this sale to raise cash.

GoLight's Chapter 11 plan is due 2/10/2015 according to court documents.

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