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Cold feet
I have perma-cold feet when sleeping. Even at home, except in the dead of summer (here in Maine that's August First through August Second), I need to sleep in Acorn-type slippers with leather b...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 15, 4:40pm

A Plug For Used Books
Yup, Doug, that's Twice-Sold Tales, still struggling to sell used books in the heart of Farmington after 21 years. Have you been in? We can make that rhetorical so BPL isn't dragged into p...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 18, 4:51am

Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
First a question for Kelly: Is your dad the landlord of my used bookstore in Maine? As to load carrying, I am 65 and still carry too much, although I have reduced in no small part thanks to BPL....

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 16, 1:20pm

Thanks, again, for all the help!
I appreciate all the help. We voted for the MSRs because I have such a long and favorable history with MSR snowshoes, they come in women's sizes and short lengths, and because she lives in F...

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 30, 3:41pm

Easy Bindings
Thanks, Bob. And for the record, within reason, weight is not a major concern. Of course, as she gets older and if we keep getting wet snow....

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 28, 3:35pm

Thanks, and keep the ideas coming!
Thanks to all who have responded so far. You have helped the search begin! More comments are welcome! Jim

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 28, 6:22am

Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
This is serious! At Thanksgiving my 86 year-old mother-in-law was complaining that her snowshoes were a pain because the bindings were too hard to use. I do not know what kind she currently has and...

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 27, 6:00pm

Cold feet
My feet get cold VERY easily. I found vapor barrier AND down booties are required when it's in the 20s and I am trying to sleep. Used Mylar-type shipping bags work well for me and they double a...

In GEAR » Lining footbox with thinlight
November 04, 1:15pm

Weights for mine
I have had the vest and jacket for at least two years, maybe more. I believe I got them the first year they appeared. I had a Patagonia down sweater that wasn't enough to keep me warm. I have...

In GEAR » LL Bean UL 850 Down Jacket
October 31, 2:44pm

Headlamp Specs information
I found the Outdoor Gear Lab article: to be very informative and clarifying (pleased I did not say enlightening?). It is especially useful in d...

In GEAR » Headlamp Specs
October 06, 5:55am

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