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Re: Re: most miserable cold night!
I'd blame the pad. Switching my pad system made the biggest difference in my nighttime warmth. You may not "feel" it but your body will expend a lot of energy trying to warm up the ea...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 19, 10:53pm

Re: Zion National Park Mid January Gear Help
Due to the time contraints, the specialty (and cost) of winter gear, I would recommend renting. The trip will be worth it. If you do go for buying, spend money on your bag. A good bag is worth i...

In GEAR » Zion National Park Mid January Gear Help
November 15, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Use the rope
True, but when canyoneering you're usually below the anchors and weighting them directly, so risk of shock loading the sling is fairly low. A sling of any type is still better than clipping ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Breaking Slings
November 15, 8:22pm

Re: Re: The secrets botanists keep
The presence of Jaguars in SE Arizona is generally regarded as a secret. Sure the occasional roaming male gets leaked to the public, but allegedly we have a small but healthy breeding population in...

In On the Web » The secrets botanists keep
November 15, 8:03pm

Re: Black Diamond Cold Forge Parka / PrimaLoft & down
Haven't tried it but I'm of the same mindset. Synthetic sucks less when it is wet out and it's cheaper. Those two facts offset the weight and durability issues Down is lighter, wa...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Cold Forge Parka / PrimaLoft & down
November 13, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Fire Maple Stoves
Holy schnikey! The one day I don't check the gear deals forum lol.

In Gear Deals » Fire Maple Stoves
November 12, 7:12pm

Re: Blimey
I'm thinking the 10% copper is the brass thanks to engrish. Also looking at one of the pictures, looks like just aluminum threads...unless they're titanium! ;)

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
November 10, 12:22am

Re: Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
If you're using it for active cold/wet conditions, the Atom LT is a staple. Fleece panels for dumping heat but light and warm. If you're using it for more stationary warmth, anything with P...

In GEAR » Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
November 06, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Which arcteryx hardshell?
Justin, when I was your size I was a perfect Arc' small. I find their chest measurements to be spot on. Also, you can always email to get actual chest measurements. I did this and they were ver...

In GEAR » Which arcteryx hardshell?
November 06, 9:14pm

Re: You probably don't know what you're talking about...
If you count conservative midwesterners or the white left/right coasters moving to the SouthWest, then the immigration numbers are a little more accurate for my region. My family stole this land fa...

In Chaff » You probably don't know what you're talking about...
November 03, 8:13am

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