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Re: winter mitt layers
I wouldn't trust down for mitts, unless maybe for sleeping only. For moving around, maybe a couple layers of thick fleece or boiled wool. Check this thread out: http://www.backpackinglight.c...

In GEAR » winter mitt layers
December 12, 7:57pm

Re: Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
Just snagged a pair of boulder x mids for the same reason! Sized up a 1/2 for slightly thicker socks from my regular la sportiva size. Took them out this weekend for testing (not in snow) and so fa...

In GEAR » Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
December 08, 7:38pm

I'd just like to add that for me, no-cook is nice when I have to watch my water. All the water I carry is then for drinking, and none for cooking or cleaning. This is mostly in desert / dry...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 02, 9:43am

Re: Grand Canyon - fresh rockfall
Very clever indeed! Elephant boulder: Comfy boulder: Wonderland of boulders:

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
November 14, 7:04pm

Re: Cylinder shape
Another vote for the cylinder method, although it may feel a little funny on your back depending on your pack (I don't notice). I find it much easier to pack than trying to fiddle with folding ...

In GEAR » RidgeRest Mod Ideas
November 10, 11:41pm

Re: Re: That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
Trekking poles have carbide tips - much harder than granite Skateboards have urethane wheels - much softer than granite I'm not promoting unlawful activities in beautiful areas (if that i...

In Post-Trip Reports » That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
November 08, 2:38pm

You've got skills on the sewing machine, that's for sure. I, being a silly and backwards American, automatically assumed it was a 3ft x 3ft square tarp and thought maybe you had a small dog...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG First 3x3 Tarp
October 29, 5:04pm

Of course! It may take a few nights to find where you are truly comfortable (angle, hammock sag, etc.). I made myself a double layer to hold the pad in place, which allows for increased adjustment ...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
October 25, 10:56am

Re: Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
I don't think that argon alone would keep you warm on the sides where the hammock compresses your insulation, I think you'd want some extra foam width in the shoulder and hip areas. Maybe a...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
October 25, 10:32am

Red and white pack
Also just received my pack in the mail, which was promptly shipped out. I agree that it's the little details that really makes Scott's packs shine, as well as the overall craftsmanship. Loo...

In Gear Swap » FS MYOG Packs 40-50-65 lt
October 13, 8:23am

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