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Re: PIF Coleman Exponent Xtreme
i will take it off your hands. Thank you

In Gear Swap » PIF Coleman Exponent Xtreme
December 15, 11:45pm

Re: Design THE perfect light winter backpack
what do you consider "light." and while your not going to be doing any mountaineering, there are several makers of "mountaineering" packs that have most if not all of what you ...

In Winter Hiking » Design THE perfect light winter backpack
December 15, 1:11pm

wm antelope that's sold as a 5*F bag
in tights, soft shell pants, base layer top, power stretch hoodie, wind shirt and beanie i'm good to -5* inside a single wall tent. Still in the tent, but with a full event overbag and layerin...

In Winter Hiking » What's your winter bag temp rating?
December 12, 1:35pm

Re: Got the EB Karakoram o Storm Down bag
congratulations – enjoy it in good health.

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 5:36pm

eb fill weight
i found it in two places - first on the whittaker mountaineering web site and got the same number when i hounded the girl on the customer service line at eb to find someone that knew what tehy wer...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 10:54am

at the 40% off price it makes the decision a lot easier
while it was hard to track down, the bag has 27.6 oz. of fill and weighs-in at 2 lbs. 15 oz. for a long. while the dimensions don't match up exactly, it has slightly less down a weighs a coupl...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 10:04am

vertical baffels just don't do it for me
i like the ability to shift down around. eb has everything at 40% off through 10PM PST on 8/12. use code "green" and the all in price including tax and shipping should be around $320.

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 08, 11:15pm

in winter, if it's cold enough to be wearing tights they almost never come off
and for the most part, if i'm wearing soft shell pants over them they don't come off either. and for clarification purposes, my tights are close fitting, but are not a compression garment.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping in tights?
December 08, 3:44pm

bp meds and sensitivity to cold
i wonder which bp medicine is at issue with the cold. nifedipine, a bp medicine, is the only drug approved to treat Raynaud's. maybe it's vasodilating effect results in a more rapid reduc...

In Winter Hiking » Question - hands cold
December 08, 3:02pm

it’s more than a coincidence that 3 of us here (if there was a here) that are 6’1”, are running similar setups, paring a 58 cm axe with an ice tool.
and if i had to guess, the tool has a hammer not an adze. as mentioned above, this wouldn't be the setup multi-pitch water ice.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
December 08, 7:35am

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