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Re: Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
I've been using my Synmat UL7 for something like 2-3 years, doing 5-8 nights per year on it. I use a Downmat 7 on trips where the forecasted low is less than 30F. At lows 40F and below, I use a...

In GEAR » Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
October 25, 3:23pm

Re: Neos Trekker over FB overboots?: Winter Footwear Solutions
Jim, If you want to experiment more, try a Steger mukliner or a set of nested ones inside the overshoe along with the foam insole instead of wearing a shoe. Use some spare wool socks to take up ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 24, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Ebola?
"I think my blood pressure was elevated..." A common symptom of ebola--better get that checked!

In Chaff » Ebola?
October 24, 8:20pm

Re: Water bottle holder
Not sure if this is useful to you with a G4 or not, but in my older GG Gorilla, a tall Smartwater bottle sticks out of the pocket far enough that it's easy to remove.

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 24, 11:33am

Re: Re: winter in NY - a Daks option
This sounds like a fun option. I also dislike shelters.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 23, 12:23pm

Re: Recommended tarp floor material for snow
On snow, 30D silnylon will be fine. If there's a puddle under you, and you lay or kneel directly on the floor, some water might be pressed through the floor. Is cuben less slippery? If so, i...

In GEAR » Recommended tarp floor material for snow
October 23, 7:52am

Re: MN BPLers
I might make the drive for a late winter 3 day trip if I haven't done so earlier in the winter. I've been wanting to get back up that way again.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 22, 11:41am

Re: A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
I'll have what he's having.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 22, 11:31am

Re: winter in NY
We saw the tracks in the snow when we had to backtrack and wondered who that was!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 22, 7:38am

Re: winter in NY
I'd also prefer a fairly easy trip where we: * hike enough to have "backpacked", but even people like me with a little too much *ahem* "natural insulation/energy storage"...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 21, 9:32pm

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