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My Locale Minnesnowta
About Me -2012 AT thru-hike
-2013 Northern Forest Canoe Trail thru-paddle

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DEET
I don't think that putting permethrin on sandals will really have much of an effect. Just carry DEET in case the bugs become a problem. I've worn sandals through some pretty bad mosquit...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 29, 10:24am

Integral Designs Poncho seam issues
After having used my ID Poncho tarp about a half dozen nights, always pitched a-frame between two trees, I'm noticing some damage/wear on the seams. This is actually my second tarp, I exchanged...

In GEAR » Integral Designs Poncho seam issues
January 17, 2:51pm

Reinforcing the bottom of neoprene booties
I've got a pair of Kokatat Seeker water booties and I'm wondering what might be used to strengthen the bottom against wearing through. I've used them to keep my feet warm with wool sock...

In GEAR » Reinforcing the bottom of neoprene booties
November 30, 10:12pm

Re: Justin
The idea was for the Houdini to outlast the DWR. I'm well aware of how fast it can wear off the outside of a rain jacket let alone the sweary inside of a rainshirt. The warmlite looks like a...

In Winter Hiking » Silnylon as VBL?
November 26, 11:02pm

Re:
That's just what I was thinking. I want to be able to wear my insulating jacket while I sleep. How do you deal with moisture buildup inside your VBLs and in your base layers in the morning?

In Winter Hiking » Silnylon as VBL?
November 26, 8:30pm

Silnylon as VBL?
I'm looking into getting a silnylon rainsuit from Luke's Ultralight to use as a VBL. How does silnylon compare to other materials in terms of VBL efficacy? From what I understand it should ...

In Winter Hiking » Silnylon as VBL?
November 26, 7:51pm

RE:
So fastpacking cures the breakup blues? Nice article, glad you ultimately succeeded.

In Editor's Roundtable » Light and Fast on Vermont’s Long Trail
October 03, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Wintery April in MN
That NOAA snow model is great! I'm hoping that the snow has began melting by the time I hit the worst areas. If there still are feet of snow when I get up there I may have reevaluate the ti...

In Gear Lists » Wintery April in MN
March 30, 7:16pm

Re: Re: Wintery April in MN
With the footwear in these conditions? Yes. With snowshoes? No. I'm expecting frozen shoes in the morning (unless I decide that they should be in the bivy), but using my prior experience as an ...

In Gear Lists » Wintery April in MN
March 30, 1:48pm

Re: Where are you going?
I'm going to do the entire MN section of the North Country Trail. It can be seen here: http://northcountrytrail.org/trail/states/minnesota/ I'll be starting in Tamarac National Wildlife ...

In Gear Lists » Wintery April in MN
March 30, 12:00pm

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