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second acorns
I often bring Acorn fleece socks. Cheap and light. I also have a pair of really thick Bridgedale ski socks that work nicely for sleeping and come up high on the calf, which is nice. And hot ...

In GEAR » Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
January 20, 12:59pm

alternative to Ex Officio Nomad pants for small women?
I have a pair of old Ex-Officio Nomad pants and I love them but they are HUGE on me and they don't make them in anything smaller than a women's 4--which is what I have. What I'm looking...

In GEAR » alternative to Ex Officio Nomad pants for small women?
January 20, 12:51pm

merino is nice
My husband wears an Icebreaker fleece hoodie to work pretty much everyday. I picked it up from Sierra Trading Post during one of their mega-sales for something like $70--cheaper than R1s go for. He...

In GEAR » Appropriate jackets for the office?
January 20, 10:24am

love those vats!
We love our Vatanai wraps here. I've had a couple whales and a labyrinth now, and they've all been wonderful, so soft and breathable. Currently our go-to is a Colimacon et Cie Miel + Malice...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Two-Headed Poncho
January 19, 6:26pm

play it safe
My experiences have varied so widely, even within the course of one flight. I've had one AC desk agent tell me that poles are fine as carry-on, only to arrive at security and have them tell me ...

In GEAR » Carry on and air canada
January 19, 6:01pm

Making a Two-Headed Poncho
I hike with my 11-month old on my back, either in a wrap or a soft structured Ergo-type carrier. Currently, we bring an umbrella for weather protection (we are in southern Nevada, where our chances...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Two-Headed Poncho
January 15, 10:34am

golite wisp
I still use an old Golite Wisp from 2007 or 2008. The only thing that's failed is the teeny-tiny zipper on the teeny-tiny pocket.

In GEAR » Windshirt durability?
September 30, 3:01pm

rab aurora
I love the Rab Aurora/Boreas, which performs somewhat like a softshell for ~8 oz. Even so, I can rarely justify taking it backpacking.

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 30, 2:15pm

criminal activity
I've had a car broken into at a trailhead. Really sucks to come back and find a window smashed in and belongings stolen, but would suck even more if the car had just vanished. I bring the key i...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 2:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
"Do you have a system to recycle gray water to the toilet resevoir or are you just using a bucket?" Just a plastic basin, nothing fancy. It started out as a drip catcher for an under-...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
July 09, 9:40pm

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