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Give very serious consideration to RBH Designs Vapr therm socks. They are custom made vapor barrier socks that I have found to be perfect. You will keep your toes because the socks are warm but a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » What socks do you use?
September 10, 5:31pm

Titanium caldera cones
Far and away, the best setup for me has been any one of the 3 clones of the caldera cone I have made. I go with the keg for solo or duo in the summer, msr .85 kettle most of the time and msr 2 lite...

In GEAR » Looking for best UL cooking system
September 09, 5:45pm

Awesome trip!
Thanks for an awesome trip report! Gros Morne is definitely on my "life list" of places to get to! Thanks also for the wonderful pics. Logan

In Post-Trip Reports » North Rim and Long Range Traverse Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland
May 14, 12:22pm

Gotta agree with nick on this one. Perhaps your feet are crying out for freedom (as we're mine). I sunk over$1000 into custom orthotics and rehab with no long term results. Vibrams, soft star...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Metatarsal Pads and other Foot Woes
April 18, 8:36pm

Wide feet
To be brief, I had what you describe plus the addition of a fractured sesmoid or two. My problem was wide feet. I went from d+ to 4e over a couple of years but didn't actually get into wider...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Strange Foot Issues
March 23, 11:05am

warm feet in shoulder seasons and winter
About a year ago or so, there was an article here on BPL about ultralight footwear options for exactly what you are talking about. I strongly recommend NRS neoprene socks. I have them in two th...

In Winter Hiking » Crossing Rivers in the Winter Cold
October 11, 10:55am

of course I'm wearing packs
While I have learned that I need to be careful where and how I step, I am really backpacking in my minimalist shoes. Thus far my longest trip since going "all in" was a week long course ...

In GEAR » What ultralight trail runners do you guys use?
August 26, 6:10pm

I bet you'll find winter
Never been to VT, but have done and led alot of trips in NW Maine. In Sept, I bet you'll get some snow at some point and probably have wild temp. extremes (summer today, winter tonight kind of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Long Trail Mid Sept.
August 24, 12:03pm

re: ultralight trail shoes
Vibram Treksports (with an eye towards the SeeYas if I find them on sale) or New Balance Minimus Zeros when I need to go with socks (including wet and winter with the addition of neoprene socks or ...

In GEAR » What ultralight trail runners do you guys use?
August 24, 11:54am

maybe not 100%
I broke my ankle a year and a half ago on January 31. I was on crutches until May, when I had surgery to fix all the things that didn't heal right or needed to be removed, etc. Anyway, it has...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recovering from a broken ankle
June 11, 4:27pm

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