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In Gear Swap » FS: Western Mountaineering Versalite
March 01, 3:35pm

I'm interested ... pm me payment details

In Gear Swap » FS: Premium Thermodo (tell the actual temp with your iphone)
January 25, 9:28am

CLO value list
I just wanted to add that I would appreciate such a list existing! One of the challenges would be that manufacturer's materials change over time but it would be a nice start. I've found my...

In GEAR » CLO List
January 24, 1:00pm

PIF (of sorts): Sherpani Rumba Superlight carrier
I'm offering this free to a good home with the caveat that I'd like to avoid a post-office trip and the effort of finding a box big enough for this thing. so if someone lives in San Diego ...

In Gear Swap » PIF (of sorts): Sherpani Rumba Superlight carrier
January 22, 12:33am

any pics?
I'm kinda tempted by this as my 6 yo is starting to say she wants to start backpacking and I'm cringing at the thought of hauling all her heavy camp gear. however she is tiny tiny at a...

In Gear Swap » $190 (shipped) Kids Homemade 25* Sleeping bag with full zip 20 ounces and 5"+ loft
May 26, 12:29pm

ground sheets
My threshold is quite a bit lower than $1,000! I'll pay a 2 oz penalty to protect even a $100 tent. My groundsheets often come home with abrasions, and pick up dirt, mud, pine needles etc. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 24, 2:02pm

SD vapor light
Sounds like you are all set but for anyone else with this wishlist, you might check out the Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2. I love mine -- sets up like a dream, warm, holds up well in rain/winds, fr...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 2 person freestanding tent under 4 lb and under $200
February 28, 10:36pm

cold extremities
I feel your pain...I'm a cold sleeper too. The things that helped me most are (as has mostly been covered above), eating well before bed (I don't have much appetite either at altitide but I...

In Multiple Use Gear » Popsicle Toes
January 20, 8:51pm

Get the woman a tent!
For what it's worth, I say skip the car camping and hut camping and get right out into the backcountry on a short trip. I used to be Kathleen -- I mean, not exactly the girly girl part, but I w...

In GEAR » Backpacking for the girly girl
July 11, 10:37pm

pad for cold sleeper
I'm a cold and restless sleeper too. I also +1 the advice to go lighter in your bag and supplement with insulated clothing since the clothing is dual use. It also helps make sure you go to bed ...

In GEAR » Cold and restless newbie needs some sleeping bag/pad recommendations
May 29, 9:46am

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