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merino
I agree that Icebreaker is probably better than Smartwool as smartwool's midweight tops are much thinner than Icrebreaker's 260 and 320 tops. And my SW's have several wear holes. My s...

In GEAR » Ibex Aire/wool insulation
November 24, 1:50pm

ccf
I too use a ccf pad in the winter with it under my inflatable. The only drawback to this system is how the ccf pad is carried on the pack. I put my ccf pad in its own stuff sack and strap it to t...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 22, 7:10am

cold gear
I would never use a sleeping bag made by Eddie Bauer but that's just me, I'm an emotional, opinionated motard. When it comes to winter backpacking, camping and general survival, I reco...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 21, 7:44pm

Slow Bulls Wife
Elliot Wolin---Your post reminds me of the stories of Lakota (Sioux) Indian women of the 1860's and 1870's. As a rule they all carried skinning knives on their hips and they knew how to use...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 21, 2:51pm

ratings
I wonder how fill quality would change the specs? And overall weight for the two bags? I do know this---When I got my WM Puma bag in 2005 it was rated at -15F at around 3 lbs 4 ozs. Now the sa...

In GEAR » Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
October 20, 6:14pm

can 0 worms
Gary says--- "People, I think you missed the point of my original post – too much gear talk/focus = definitely less enjoyment on the trail. I will vouch for it. If you hike and keep thinkin...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 19, 12:54pm

cold
I agree with Travis on this--- "Even if physiologically humans are able to acclimatize to the cold I can't imagine we could acclimatize enough to reduce the amount of insulation we requ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 12:36pm

winter tips
Check out this neato thread on BushcraftUSA--- http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php/100900-Swedish-tips-and-tricks-for-the-winter A guy named Fnixen says--- "I'm from Swed...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 12:24pm

wad
Oh Tipi, not again please. See what I mean.

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 8:28am

In A Wad
Any backpacker article which starts out "When Ultralight Isn't Right . . ." is bound to get the panties of ULers in a wad. Gary says it's well written, though. Owen says it&...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 8:06am

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