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Re: TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
I have a down Montbell 30F bag with legendary DWR, but around freezing with high humidity, I've noticed some loss of loft. That's also the case with my Marmot 0F down bag. On one trip, I wa...

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 25, 9:49am

Re: clothing for a july CT - HELP!
I would probably try to go with a thin long-sleeve shirt so that I wouldn't have to use sunscreen. I dislike getting my glasses, sunglasses, and everything I touch greasy with that stuff, and t...

In Gear Lists » clothing for a july CT - HELP!
March 24, 8:53am

Re: Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
Lots of good tips and discussion above. I'll just list the stuff I like to take in cold, wet conditions around freezing: - Rocky GoreTex socks with wool socks and thin liners - Certain-Dri ...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 21, 11:31am

How many Tarptents...
"how many tarp tents do you have?" Always one too few, unfortunately. :)

In GEAR » TarpTent Questions on single vs double wall
March 20, 1:11pm

Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
Also, you should be aware that there's an article here on SUL in which Ryan J himself is pictured carrying a hatchet to split wood. So, don't forget about the SUL hatchet option! ;-) htt...

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 17, 2:20pm

Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
You are now ostracized and will be the official firewood processor on all future UL group trips! :D I use a #1 Mora with a wood handle, slightly less than 4" carbon steel blade, and 2.9 oz ...

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 17, 11:28am

Inflating Exped pad with a bag
The trick to this is to find a plastic tube or elbow which fits inside the Exped inflation valve snugly enough to allow the air to inflate the pad. I found an aquarium filter protein skimmer intake...

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 14, 9:36pm

Re: Mouth or inflator?
I started to notice the pad being cold at around 40-45F if I inflated by mouth. I always use a plastic bag now because of that, and because the internal moisture could lead to mildew and fabric coa...

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 10, 11:48am

Re: Foot system
Thanks, it's interesting to hear that the HeatHolders worked well. I'll have to try a pair. With footwear very similar to your system, except with a thick wool sock and no ToastyFeet insole...

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 05, 8:30am

Re: knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
Pyromania manifests in numerous ways.

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 05, 7:51am

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