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Re: WM Megalite
A Megalite is rated for +30*F. How is it going to keep anybody warm to -20*F? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Best lightweight sleeping bag for minus 10c
May 21, 1:45pm

Re: Glove system advice
I led up and down Shasta a lot, so I figured out what was best for me. I was on cross country skis for the bottom half of the mountain, so I needed something between thin and medium to prevent sunb...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 21, 12:47am

Re: inReach Explorer as GPS
"It also has a digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer" Have you compared your apparent elevation from the barometric altimeter to the GPS altimeter? I would guess t...

In GEAR » inReach Explorer as GPS when Freedom plan suspended
May 20, 1:34pm

Re: Old Ways Die Hard
"Old Ways Die Hard" I believe that was the title of the most recent Bruce Willis movie. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 20, 12:33pm

Re: Nevada in October?
When in Las Vegas, you will be pretty close to Death Valley National Park. By the end of October, most of the summer heat will have passed, but it is before most of the winter weather has arrived. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Nevada in October?
May 19, 10:23pm

Re: Eagle Rock Loop, AK
Eagle Rock Loop, AK (Alaska) or Eagle Rock Loop, AR (Arkansas)? Whichever, I don't think that this is east of the Mississippi. --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » East of the Mississippi
May 19, 8:02pm

Re: Zebra goes to 4000K
"Right, but the lowest Kelvin temp on Zebralights is only 4400K... More importantly, Zebra burns only 20-30min at 200+lum. Specs say 45min, but it's half that when outside." There ...

In GEAR » Rpal - fantastic and tiny 300lum LED
May 19, 5:49pm

Re: inReach Explorer as GPS when Freedom plan suspended
"Finally, would it be smarter to buy the SE as a dedicated satellite communications device, and a separate GPS for trip planning and recording?" That is sort of what I do, except that ...

In GEAR » inReach Explorer as GPS when Freedom plan suspended
May 19, 5:44pm

Re: It's 3000K
Different Zebralights have different color temperatures. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Rpal - fantastic and tiny 300lum LED
May 19, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Bungee leash for dogs
Kat, maybe your felted wool leash would work good on mountain lions. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Bungee leash for dogs
May 19, 4:02pm

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