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ASAT Leafy
I second the ASAT Leafy setup. You can wear just about anything (including layering) below it, though I used browns and greens and it's very very light weight mesh. I've often time hunt...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 11, 7:38pm

Re: Jannu
Those are going to be way heavy for SAR work in Central California, unless you're OES Type-1 AND deployed MA into a multi-day in the Sierras at high elevation in winter ... and even then it'...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
September 02, 9:33pm

Mids and vestibules
If you're hiking with two people and a 'mid, why not just carry two groundcloths/tarps? One goes inside on the ground The other can be used with a trekking pole, staked out as a vestibu...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 02, 8:24pm

Tallness
At 6'6" 245 I hear ya. I've been using Mont-bell Super-spiral long bags (love 'em, that spiral cut is totally worth it) and a GoLite Shangri-La 3 with no center pole (use hiking...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
September 02, 8:07pm

Go for it!
No reason it wouldn't work. Used to be able to get these in super-limited quantities since they were hand-made but they were really really expensive. Might need a few tries to get it "...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3d printed quite cap?
December 24, 11:56pm

liners
Or use merino liners.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » What socks do you use?
December 23, 6:42pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
>It seems like the conclusion should be upright and inverted are about the same above some temperature, like 20 F. Below that, upright is so slow as to be not very useful. Especially if you'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 04, 12:26pm

Skewed data report?
I didn't see the "break even" point between the increased weight of the exchange-pot vs fuel consumption so I went a looked it up. Note again that the MSR and Primus are smaller volu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 04, 12:16pm

Code
WONDERLAND 3050 is the code now.

In Gear Deals » lands end 600 fill vests for $11.99 shipped
November 29, 3:23am

Interesting
At 6'6" 230 I've been very (very) happy with the Exped Long/Wide variants. SynMat 7 UL L/W is 26" wide and 21 oz, R-value of 3.1 DownMat 9 UL L/W is a full 44 oz, but R-value ...

In GEAR » 30" Neoair DREAM sleeping pad. Best pad for Big n Tall?
November 21, 1:06pm

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