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Re: Acclimitization to cold
Even if physiologically humans are able to acclimatize to the cold I can't imagine we could acclimatize enough to reduce the amount of insulation we require to stay warm. I live in a cold envir...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 12:19pm

Re: Re: Which FB overboots?
The general consensus seems to be that the Forty Below overboots serve their purpose well. I think the barrier for me is the price. Being in Canada, by the time the shipping costs and dollar conver...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 18, 11:01am

Re: Re: Which FB overboots?
Is that -17F or Celsius?

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 17, 11:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: r2 as insulation and rain gear
You're right Jerry. I think I made a comment just the other day about how useless my R1 midlayer was for me all summer. 95% of the time a base layer and wind jacket are all I need. However, onc...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 16, 9:51am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: r2 as insulation and rain gear
Agreed Roger. For high output activity in the winter I haven't found any system that beats my cheap wool sweater and fleece jacket. Paid about $5 total for both of them and they are usually get...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 16, 8:07am

Re: Women with large breasts: what backpack do you use?
My girlfriend knows well the woes of large breasts and backpacks. She loves her ULA Circuit with the S-straps. She also said that she thinks an adjustable sternum strap is important for a comfortab...

In GEAR » Women with large breasts: what backpack do you use?
October 14, 11:02pm

Re: Re: Webcast presentation from Sierra Designs about layering
I was hesitant about the need for a windshirt too, but since purchasing a MEC RD windshirt I don't think I've taken it off. I use it to keep mosquitoes off when they are bad, to take the bi...

In GEAR » Webcast presentation from Sierra Designs about layering
October 14, 1:07pm

Regarding a bivy in winter...
Hey Dave, Why do you not recommend using a bivy in the winter? I've never used one myself, but my understanding is that a bivy works great for reducing moisture in your sleeping bag. The way...

In Gear Lists » Please critque my winter clothing/ sleep system.
October 12, 9:56am

Re: Desperate for dry socks?
I think it's surprising what the body can actual handle. A few years back I was doing a day hike at a nearby lake. I hiked up a ridge line and followed it for a few km's. There was a cold n...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Desperate for dry socks?
October 04, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Winter Footwear Solutions
Hey Jim, Thanks for the advice. My shoes are oversized so that I can comfortable get enough layers in them to keep me warm. I bought the GTX shoes because last year we were doing some winter run...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 04, 12:49pm

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