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In the Spirit of Winter
and all things good and outdoors. My always enthusiastic hiking partner. Hope everyone is enjoying winter in their own backyard.

In Photo Gallery » Capturing Our Four Legged Friends
December 12, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
Craig, I'd recommend getting the short forty below overboot. That way, you can wear just the boots and gaiters and if you need to put the overboots on you can add the gaiters on top of the o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 12, 11:47am

Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
I'd consider looking at the MEC Alpine Refuge jacket. I picked one up this summer and have loved it so far. 12oz for size large, DWR, and seam sealed. It's made of 3-layer Toray Dermizax ...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 11, 12:55pm

Re: Layering strategy for Winter Running
Yeah, it sounds like you are wearing a lot of layers for running. I am just getting into trail running, but when we were at temperatures around 25F all I had on was my MEC T-3 (power dry fleece) an...

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 03, 12:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Northern Rockies winter list
So you are a big fan of the vapour-rise lite jacket? I've been considering adding a layer of powerstretch fleece over my MEC Vega (R1 equivalent) for active use in colder weather. How breat...

In Gear Lists » Northern Rockies winter list
December 02, 12:57pm

Camp 2
I'm in camp 2 mostly by default. Here is the layering system I've been using this winter. So far temperatures have been between 5F and -10F: Bottom MEC T-3 long underwear Power Str...

In GEAR » Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
November 30, 10:48am

Not Quite Alaska
Hey Ryan, We've had a pretty mild winter here in the Yukon so far too. But don't worry, there's a LOT of winter still left. I'd check out gear lists from the Iditarod Invitati...

In Gear Lists » Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
November 27, 9:44am

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

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