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My Locale New England
About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
CityLittleton
StateMA
CountryUSA
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I enjoyed this!
I enjoyed this newsletter and collection of resources. This was a helpful collection of bookmarks to add. Keep this up!

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light's News Digest: No. 1
October 08, 7:49pm

I enjoyed this photo journal
Thanks for posting this. I quite enjoyed the writeup and the photos. It would have been nice to have been introduced to lightweight backpacking as a youth!

In Editor's Roundtable » Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)
August 06, 10:33am

Looking for 4-day hike along Presidentials in NH
I'm planning on taking my wife and daughter on a 4-5 day trip to bag as many of the 4k peaks in NH along the Presidential range (plus or minus some miles) in late August. Can anyone recommend c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for 4-day hike along Presidentials in NH
February 23, 8:22pm

Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
What UL packs would you recommend I consider for my wife and rather petite daughter? My wife and daughter have now bought into UL principles and are looking to replace their Osprey Aura and Deut...

In GEAR » Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
February 23, 6:52pm

Down successfully redistributed
With some effort I was able to find a handful of thumb-sized holes at the edges of the baffles and pushed wads of down through, successfully redistributing the down. It was tedious, but the down s...

In GEAR » Down redistribution after washing 0 degree bag
February 16, 7:18pm

Down isn't wet
I don't know where the wet down issue came from. My original post stated that it was very dry and puffy.

In GEAR » Down redistribution after washing 0 degree bag
February 13, 8:12pm

Down redistribution after washing 0 degree bag
How do you redistribute down into possibly closed panels after washing a down bag? I have a North Face 0 degree bag that I washed by hand in the tub using Nikwax Down Wash and dried on very low ...

In GEAR » Down redistribution after washing 0 degree bag
February 13, 7:35am

Those are perfect!
---Have her check out Winter Silks website. They have scoop neck silk tops to wear underneath clothes...all sorts of silk clothing. Silk is very warm, and comes in several layer levels...light, mid...

In GEAR » Wife needs wide-neck thermal tops for under business attire
December 02, 5:47am

Re: Re: Wife needs wide-neck thermal tops for under business attire
-- REI has silk underwear that might work. My sister used to wear it as a vice-principal in San Francisco. -- The silk base layers typically have a good neck, but the Patagonias just a bit too...

In GEAR » Wife needs wide-neck thermal tops for under business attire
November 30, 12:12pm

Not that low
-- Curtis, how low is the scooping your wife is looking for? Maybe taking the thermal tops to a seamster/ seamstress? Also, the wider the scooping, the colder your wife will be.. -- She's...

In GEAR » Wife needs wide-neck thermal tops for under business attire
November 30, 10:52am

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