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Re: Hybrid
"my thought is it would replace a rain jacket (AND windshirt) for certain occasions and certain trips" Assuming it's breathable enough, I would have welcomed the opportunity to try...

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
October 05, 8:46am

Re: Re: Another Quilt Question
"If it's going to be too cold for a 30F quilt around here then it won't be by much and should be handled well supplementing with your choice of base layer." That's pretty muc...

In GEAR » Another Quilt Question...
October 01, 7:56pm

Re: Sierra chapstick
Don: "My experience has has been that anything works as long as I regularly re-apply it" Same here. I've tried several of the fancier lip balms, but can't say any of them were an...

In GEAR » Best Chapstick for sierras
September 30, 10:56pm

Re: Another Quilt Question...
Second the 20/50 combo, though I don't subscribe to using the synthetic quilt for the lighter one-just means a heavier quilt that doesn't stuff as well, or last as long. I use a 30 and 50...

In GEAR » Another Quilt Question...
September 30, 8:55pm

Re: How to backpack in lightning? (Central Florida)
As they say, you're "about as likely to be struck by lightning" as whatever other thing is never likely to happen. Being from the SE, I always think "lightning advice" is ki...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to backpack in lightning? (Central Florida)
September 29, 7:17pm

A few from the Sierras
Spent a couple of weeks in CA, mostly backpacking, along with a few dayhikes. Between the smoke, clouds, and poor timing sun-wise, most of my pics did not come out like I'd hoped, but here are...

In Photo Gallery » A few from the Sierras
September 29, 7:57am

Re: Palisade
"As many have already alluded, Katabatic underrates their quilts..." See many 30F quilts that look like this without having someone inside? :)

In GEAR » Quilt advice!
September 28, 3:34pm

Re: Tips to keep face warm in a Tarp Tent
When it gets unusually cold or windy-pitch the Notch lower and/or use a Buff over part of your face in conjunction with a beanie. That's what I do when using a groundsheet + Notch fly backpacki...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips to keep face warm in a Tarp Tent
September 27, 7:44am

Re: Re: Campfire damage to gear?
I've melted spots on the shells of a couple of gloves messing with the fire. Very mysterious. That wood didn't feel hot...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Campfire damage to gear?
September 25, 9:56pm

Re: Re: Discoloration
Lots of inflatables fail. My Expeds(Downmat UL7, Synmat Hyperlite) both have stains/discoloration, though. That has not been the case with either of my ThermaRest pads or my Big Agnes pads. Mine ...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat Winterlite Failure
September 25, 2:29am

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