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Freezing rain clothes
Your system should work. Here's what I use: A light weight base layer and either a 100 or 200 weight fleece during the day. 100 if lots of effort or mid day. 200 (or a second 100) if it'...

In GEAR » how to handle base layers in freezing rain
September 05, 7:10pm

One base layer
And 2 mid weight insulation layers rather than 1 thick one. Wicking base layers are heavy for their warmth, and warm fleecy mid layers are clammy next to your skin. One or both can also supp...

In GEAR » 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
September 03, 8:25pm

CCF on top
Is Very noticeably warmer feeling in the winter on cold ground. Not sure on snow because once I noticed this, I didn't try it the colder way when it snowed :) To see for youself, just lay on...

In GEAR » regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
September 03, 8:14pm

Constant Rain
How to pack tent when it's raining: Very carefully :) I grab the apex and lift so the shelter looks like a pyramid. This prevents any of the outside surfaces touching the inside surfaces. T...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 30, 9:14am

50 liters is the smallest size pack most ultra lighters will take on a through hike. 40 is too small for everyone except UL experts with a 5 lb base weight. 60-70 is needed if you are using some c...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 7:51pm

Active side sleeper
I'm an active side sleeper, and I often sleep with one knee forward. I find that if I use a quilt that is 8" wider than the measurement from the floor, around my shoulder, and back to the...

In GEAR » Question for quilt users
July 16, 8:08am

Hot & humid
Sounds like the mid Atlantic Maryland and northern Virginia area - Hot, humid, and no breezes :) I find that the bug netting on most tents stops all breezes. In hot, humid climates - a tarp much...

In GEAR » Tent Fan
July 03, 5:39pm

Travel quilt
Rei carries 55 degree travel/hostel bags. The synthetic one is very inexpensive. The down one much nicer,and still priced very reasonable ($50-65 if I recall correctly). Both have a big following...

In GEAR » Lighweight summer bag/quilt
July 01, 11:11am

What makes a pack heavy
A pack has about 1-1.5 yards of material. So the weight difference in a 120 denier nylon pack with dyneema ripstop versus a pack made of 500 denier Cordora is only 0.5-1.0 of weight. The rest of t...

In GEAR » Thoughts on the durability of UL backpacks
June 30, 2:44pm

Hydration bladders
I just shove mine into the pack horizontally, and along the back panel. This puts the weight behind my shoulder blades. Why ? Because putting it in vertically requires some unpacking of the pac...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 23, 8:40pm

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm