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Travis Bernard (DispatchesfromtheNorth) - BPL Premium Member

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StateYukon Territory
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Evo's and Micro-spikes
For what it's worth I've been using the MSR Evo's for 3 years now and they've worked well for me. They are affordable and I haven't found their limit yet. Sure, they could be li...

In Winter Hiking » msr snowshoes -- evo vs lightning
November 23, 9:34am

"Cold weather pants (15-40F)"
My recommendation would be a pair of power stretch fleece pants. I picked up pair made locally and they are warm, and great for cutting wind. So far I have only used them on their own down to -10C ...

In GEAR » Cold weather pants (15-40F)
November 10, 12:57pm

"Windshells again..."
Haven't taken my MEC RD Windshirt off since I bought it. Looks like it's significantly cheaper than the other two as well. The benefit to a cheaper wind shirt is that you can bushwhack in i...

In GEAR » Windshells again...
November 08, 1:23am

Re: Re: RE: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
I tried using the Aqua Mira drops for the first time this past summer and the drops just ended up sitting in my backpack for emergency use. Where I hike the water can't be more than a few degre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 11:37am

Re: Winter Footwear Solutions
Lots of good advice here. After much deliberation I decided to take the frivolous approach. I'm found a pair of NEO Trekker's for sale in town and picked them up. I also just placed an orde...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 31, 11:33am

Re: Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
Hmmm, my tip is similar to Ken's sans the water. I always have a cooler full of ice and cold beer for when the hike's over. As soon as you experience the refreshing joy you'll never for...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 28, 5:42pm

Re: Neos Trekker over FB overboots?: Winter Footwear Solutions
Hey Jim, Thanks for the information. I continue to go back and forth and after trying a pair of xl NEOS on in the store I'm not sure that FB overboots would fit underneath. The toe height wa...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 24, 12:02pm

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

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