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Re: REI Summit Lake
i handle them frequently although I've never used one, and my assessment is that they're generally junky. Lightweight fabric but heavy zips. It's a laminate so breathability is pretty ...

In GEAR » Wp/b jackets - Need Market Update
July 17, 6:58pm

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I stand corrected. I guess it's a lot drier down there then up here in new england.

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning from Ken's Ordeal
May 08, 8:50am

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I have to really doubt the possibility of a serious forest fire on the east in the spring. Fire risk is usually pretty much nil except after extended drought.

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning from Ken's Ordeal
May 07, 11:29pm

Re: Stealth Camping
Bears that are looking for food are looking for people. All the bears I saw were close to trailheads or popular camping sites. It's hard to hang well above treeline in the sierra, and at hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Can Cheating?
May 07, 11:20pm

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What do people think is worse, cooking where you camp or not carrying a bear canister? I think carrying a canister is still a judgment call. If I don't cook at all and stealth camp and sleep...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Can Cheating?
May 07, 6:01pm

depends on where you sleep
it will probably be plenty, although you may wish for more on really hard ground/rock.

In GEAR » Advice about MontBell Comfort UL pad
March 06, 7:48pm

the weather is usually pretty nice
"I won't say it can't be done but I'll say feeling prepared helps keeping your motivation up." But packing that rain jacket every morning that you haven't used in 1500 ...

In GEAR » Wind Jacket VS Rain Jacket
February 17, 8:38pm

depends on your clothing/sleep
If you have a good sleep system and insulating layers, I would be comfortable at least until Crater Lake Oregon. I got my rain gear in Cascade Locks on the or/wa border. Bring trash bags though, yo...

In GEAR » Wind Jacket VS Rain Jacket
February 16, 10:15pm

Re: "Youthful Posters"
If you live in a first world country there is no reason you should not receive affordable healthcare. It sounds like you've lived a blessed life as far as personal health goes, which is great b...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Youthful Posters
February 08, 8:07pm

Re: Re: drying quilt
Ahhh, right you are, I guess I was thinking increased drying speed. Now I understand the confusion.

In Multiple Use Gear » 28oz down or 15 oz down + Cocoon parka and pants
February 08, 2:52pm

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