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Re: Re: Daybreak
Owen I have the large FF Daybreak and find that it just barely fits me. I am the same height as you with a 43-44 inch chest, 190 lbs. I would think an xl might work for you. FF sizing is definit...

In GEAR » Good lightweight ~3 oz down fill weight hoodless jackets?
February 25, 2:21pm

Polyurethane smell
I hang my PU Tents on a hanger in a closet. It seems to slow down the aging process of PU. I sure hate that smell, usually the beginning of the end of an otherwise serviceable piece of kit.

In GEAR » Getting rid of polyurethane smell from Sierra Designs tent fly?
February 23, 8:55am

Heels
During a 4 day trip with my wife, she developed blisters on her heels from the worn out holes in her light hikers. I patched them up with Tenacious Tape (and moleskin on her heels). Worked beautifu...

In GEAR » Why are my Heels Eating my Shoes?
February 20, 4:46pm

Single wall 4 season shelter
I concur with NW Hiker. The Warmlite 2C (or even 2X) and the Big Sky's are good options. I have the 2C and a Duomid. The Duomid is great but I prefer the Warmlite by far when camped on windy e...

In GEAR » Single wall 4 season shelter
February 17, 9:49pm

Predatory grizzlies
Back in the early nineties, I spent 4 summers in the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. During that time I had several encounters with predatory male grizzlies. On one solo trek, I...

In GEAR » Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
February 15, 10:13am

EE on Maasdrop
Mine, number 26, hit the post office on Feb 2 and is currently winging its way to Canada according to USPS tracking.

In Gear Deals » Enlightened Equipment 20 degree Revelation for $199 on Massdrop
February 05, 7:27pm

UL Hunting Optics
I have been hunting the northern Rockies (Canada) for 30 years. I consider a spotting scope essential for sheep, goat mulies etc., not so much for moose. My outfit is relatively light at 44 oz.. I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
January 28, 4:06pm

Your Dad
As well as what the others have suggested, the best thing your Dad can do for himself is to start training ASAP with a light pack and footwear of choice. He should start slow and work up to the pac...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 6:31pm

Quilt temp rating
I sold the quilt mainly because it was just too short for me. While I did not measure temperatures, I probably had it down to around 20-22 degrees on an neoair xlite pad with a 1/8 pad underneath, ...

In Gear Swap » 2012 EE Revelation 20 Short Wide Quilt
January 10, 8:30pm

Winter bags
I see that ZPacks has discontinued the use of WR Down. I do wonder if the hype has come back to roost. Eric I do think you should ditch that Moment come October and move into a "hot tent&q...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 2:46pm

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