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Shorts, tights, rain pants
I mostly only wear the shorts when hiking. The expedition weight base layer tights are for camp and sleeping when it's cold. The rain pants are for cold rain, and cold wind.

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Pant System
October 22, 4:56pm

Dueter
My wife tried on every pack at REI and several UL packs I mail ordered. The Deuter was the winner for her. The granite gear blaze and osprey Ariel were close runners up. The others were intolerably...

In GEAR » Women with large breasts: what backpack do you use?
October 14, 8:54pm

1 now, 2 later
I used 2 tents when my kids were small. 1 would have been much better. Each kid wanted to sleep in "moms tent". Small children don't talk and giggle all night. When the kids...

In GEAR » One Tent or two for a family of four
October 10, 9:36am

Re: Tax advice
I know something about US federal taxes - and Roger's advise is spot on. Work tools and uniforms are fully deductible on the 1040 form. It's not an itemized deduction, so it's not j...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 1:24pm

Just ask the other instructors
I'm sure several have tried down vs synthetic in the field in that area. Pretty much everyone agrees that down is about 10-12 degrees warmer for a 20 degree bag rating, and packs into 1/3 o...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 1:21pm

Thicker base layer
I find a base layer warmer than a liner. It creates a cozy micro climate. I wear 100 wt fleece long johns and a 200 wt fleece jacket when it's cold. They do double duty as sitting around in cam...

In GEAR » Adding warmth - more clothes vs bag liner
September 24, 8:34pm

Mora clipper
I have several moras that I use for bushcraft tasks including notching branches with a baton so they can be broken off the (down) tree, section info the wood into 2 ft lengths, and splitting one in...

In GEAR » Good lightweight fixed blade knife + sheath, preferably straight + serrated blade
September 24, 8:25pm

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

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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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