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Wyatt Hanks (rideforthebrand) - BPL Guest

My Locale Red Desert
About Me I have an awesome oilfield job. I like Toyota 4x4s, classic camp stoves, climbing, assault rifles, deserts, history, and motorized, foot, and ski based exploring.

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The according to RN in the paradigm thread, the iclo for an 80g/m2 Thermawrap Parka is 0.77 and the iclo for my Rab Generator Alpine is 2.27. I've never worn the Thermawrap, so I can't com...

In GEAR » Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
December 20, 6:35pm

In addition to the Generator I've also been looking at the La Sportiva Pegasus and the Brooks Range Cirro and Cirro Extreme. The Pegasus is perfect other than no bottom zip. The Cirro does ...

In GEAR » Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
November 04, 2:29pm

What I wear under the belay jacket system will vary depending on climbing conditions for the day, and will be tailored for breathability during high output activity. Normally I will have some comb...

In GEAR » Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
November 03, 6:29pm

Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
This summer I lost my belay jacket in the Wind River Mountains. It was a Mammut Stratus Hooded jacket (877g), pretty much a clone of a DAS Parka, and though it was a little tight in the arms, I lo...

In GEAR » Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
November 03, 12:40am

Wait, there's a difference between ski poles and trekking poles? Remember that if you try to climb with self arrest poles (using them like an ice axe, it pulls you in closer to the slope and...

In Winter Hiking » Black Diamond Whippet pole
February 26, 7:51am

self arrest poles
I just ordered a pair of Grivel Condor self arrest poles for ski mountaineering. They are slightly heavier and more expensive than the whippet (and much harder to find now that they aren't sol...

In Winter Hiking » Black Diamond Whippet pole
February 25, 9:09pm

re: heavy stuff
The problem is that people don't even think about it. I go to the outdoor store and am apalled by how heavy some of the simple gear like cookware and backpacks are that they sell to backpacker...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacker mag gear issue
February 25, 8:22pm

freeze it
I asked the same question about a tent on here and somebody suggested I throw it in the freezer. It seemed to work. Worth a try anyway...

In GEAR » Cigarette smell out of pack
February 22, 11:38pm

of course
Wow, thats so simple I didn't even think of it. I was too busy being hung up on the Ferrata. I wish the driclime had a hood though. If it were below zero what would you add?

In GEAR » Ski Touring clothing layer system
February 21, 8:31pm

Ski Touring clothing layer system
I'm trying to figure out the best way to utilize the clothing I have for efficiency, weight, versatility, and comfort on overnight ski tours in the Rocky Mountains in winter and spring. I have...

In GEAR » Ski Touring clothing layer system
February 20, 3:52pm

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