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That's the key tool right there: fire. You can actually stay dry standing outside in moderate rain if you have a nice big fire going and not much wind. At some point you will have to retire to ...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 17, 12:48pm

Bilateral asymmetry
I can't believe some big manufacturer hasn't sewn one of their nice hoodies with a vertical baffle down the back and filled one whole side of the jacket with untreated down, and the other w...

In GEAR » Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
April 14, 9:28am

I like poles
I have the following... BD Ultra Distance Z Poles (non adjustable carbon, very light). I broke the shaft on a pair of these by absentmindedly kicking the pole with my boot on a downhill section....

In GEAR » Best aluminum flick-lock hiking poles? Al versus Carbon for shelter support & field repair
April 12, 11:50pm

If you find one, just be aware of the recall on the 3-piece carbon models. Even if you get one, BD will replace it.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Whippet Ski Pole
April 12, 12:58pm

Not a comparison per se
I can't compare per se, but I haul groceries in my HMG Windrider literally every day on top of the 25# dumbbell I leave in the bottom of the pack all the time and as long as you get the right s...

In GEAR » Katabatic Elios 55 vs HMG Windrider 55
April 11, 12:49am

Not impressed so far
I wore a pair of the Bora2 (boot-height, removable liners) on two occasions around in my local backcountry shop for about 20 minutes each time trying to convince myself that the footwear I had so e...

In GEAR » Just tried all new Arctryx footwear - thoughts
April 11, 12:24am

He made some good points, but it doesn't change my position on solo travel. I do it out of convenience more than for a philosophical reason. It is a different experience than you get in a group...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 02, 1:17pm

Well written. The deep cat cuts of the walls seems to impinge on the living space a fair bit. The steep upper walls are nice but some of the lower living space seems to have been sacrificed. ...

In GEAR » Seek Outside BT2: The mid I've been looking for
March 30, 10:33pm

Brilliantly constructed. What sewing machine do you use?

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 25, 9:17am

I have the Oregon 600t (the one with 1:100k scale US topos preinstalled). It is an excellent unit, though pretty expensive. The touchscreen is very responsive and works well, with bare hands. Glove...

In GEAR » GPS recommendations
March 22, 4:37pm

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