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water Filtration
I have the Katadyn Hiker Pro filter also. Here in the Southeast water has been few and far between, and is usually not a stream but a small spring that's just a puddle. Having a way to pump and...

In GEAR » Water Filtration Methods
February 07, 8:17am

Base weights
This is a great topic, thanks Ryan. I've always been a little confused by "base weight" that doesn't include consumables, and I don't have my gear weight spreadsheets here at...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
February 07, 8:13am

How many people
I'm the same - I have a lot of things going on; working during the day, teaching classes at the gym, that sort of thing. I come and go to the site, usually more as a result of the emails I get ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Outreach of BPL's website... how many people?
February 07, 7:54am

Rocky GoreTex socks and light trail runners
I finally got a chance to try the combination of a lightweight running shoe (Salomon) with the combination of liner sock, warm insulating outer sock, followed by the Rocky GoreTex socks. We set out...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 2: Components
February 05, 9:59am

Marmot Down sweater
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In Gear Swap » Gear For Sale
January 25, 11:58am

Keeping Warm When It's Cold
While you guys determine the physiological basis for the numbers, I'll go back to the base topic - keeping warm when it's cold. Here in the southeast when we go winter hiking we haven't...

In Philosophy & Technique » "I did not know how to stay warm when it was cold"
January 16, 8:43am

YakTrax Pro
I've used the YakTrax Pro but only over the Smokies in the winter. They worked very well for me and the light weight versus occasional need makes the most sense. I have problems with them rolli...

In GEAR » Anyone use Yaktrax, Yaktrax Pro or Stabilicers for traction on relatively flat trails? Light crampons?
January 16, 8:23am

Re: Re: Newbie Winter AT Hiking Gear List
Shawn: I noticed some of your other posts and realized that you're familiar with the AT. We're going to do the Smokies from Fontana Dam to 441 first week of February. I think I've got t...

In Winter Hiking » Newbie Winter AT Hiking Gear List
December 29, 5:18pm

Re: Re: stoves
I noticed that REI has a recycling bin for used gas canisters in the store in Atlanta. The sign stated that it was a pilot program, and I think they sent me a survey about recycling a month or more...

In Winter Hiking » Newbie Winter AT Hiking Gear List
December 29, 4:59pm

Re: Re: Gear update
That's very helpful information, Doug. I've been looking at the UnderArmour web site this morning taking a look at the cold weather base layer products. I've also been taking a look at the SmartWoo...

In Winter Hiking » Newbie Winter AT Hiking Gear List
November 19, 8:47am

All Reader Reviews by Ronald Cordell

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PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
During winter hiking my hands are always my weakest point. If my hands get cold at all they hurt as if they're constantly being hit by hammers, and I don't like that very much. I've tried ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 07, 8:35am

Bozeman Mountain Works Cocoon Pullover
This has been my favorite outer warmth garment since I got it from BMW several months ago. It's incredibly light and very warm. I'll still use it with an outer shell if the weather gets really...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 07, 8:29am

These are the first trekking poles that I've ever used - I always used to go without any kind of trekking pole or support of any kind. I bought these when I got my SMD Lunar Solo, and I specifical...

In Trekking Poles
January 02, 7:04am

Mountain Hardwear Compressor PL jacket
I use this jacket as something to put on when I stop hiking, and it works very well for that. The only complaint that I have is that the sleeves are so narrow at the wrist that I find it difficult to ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 07, 9:06am

Western Mountaineering Versalite Super
I bought this bag to use on winter trips where it might get down to 0 degF. It has performed flawlessly, is very comfortable for me, and lofts extremely well. I have spent some very cozy nights in fri...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 07, 9:02am

Coleman F1 Ultralight
I bought this stove to lighten my load after using an MSR Whisperlite for many years. I used it in the 3-season hikes at first, and it performs extremely well, and heats water very quickly. The set up...

In Stoves - Canister
February 07, 8:55am

Smartwool Midweight Merino Wool Turtle neck
The Smartwool turtleneck mid-weight merino wool was worn next to my skin for several days in 5-15 degF weather. The merino wool outperformed my Capilene base layers hands down in moisture management, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 07, 8:47am