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Re: family gear upgrade: sleeping bags --> quilts
>> How do I figure out what temperature rating to pick? As a pretty "average" sleeper, temp-wise, my rule of thumb was a bag rated 10 degrees less than the lowest temperature exp...

In GEAR » family gear upgrade: sleeping bags --> quilts
November 19, 10:59am

Try these curry pastes
I found these paste packets at my local grocery store. I bought the one for butter chicken (see link below) and took about a teaspoon of it in a tiny pill ziplock and just added it to whatever bla...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spice up my Chana Masala
November 04, 5:28am

Re: REI Returns
Yes they are, BUT I've also noticed a marked change in their attitude, at least here at my local store (Ann Arbor, Michigan.) I have an REI car-camping tent (Kingdom 6) that I purchased abou...

In GEAR » REI Returns
October 25, 9:45am

Re: Re: Dromedary
>> I would not trust a Platy as a primary container in a place like Grand Canyon. The 2.5 liter Platys are nice as a secondary/supplemental source, but a Drom with a hose is far more reliable...

In Gear Lists » 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
October 20, 11:00pm

Re: 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
Just got home yesterday from the GC. River looks like chocolate milk right now. FWIW, paper coffee filters work better than a bandana for that oh-so-fine Colorado silt. How much water does tha...

In Gear Lists » 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
October 20, 2:55pm

Re: Grand Canyon hiking permits?
There's a lottery on the first day of the month for permits 4 months out. For March, 2015 permits (determined by START DATE), the lottery is NOVEMBER 1. For April permits, lottery is December...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon hiking permits?
October 08, 10:04am

Re: So do I understand these freezer bags?
>> Can I use the same approach to cooking? Boil water, pour in freezer bag and wait 10 minutes to eat? Short answer is YES. I use sandwich/quart size freezer bags. You may want to keep ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 03, 7:26am

Re: Pockets
Well, in the end, it's about $$ and since us women make up pretty much 100% of the customer base for women's clothing, we certainly have the power to shape designs and trends. Problem is...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
October 01, 1:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
No different from comparing sleeping bags. Comes down to loft, which is a function of fill amount and the volume it has to fill. It's just math. Women's jackets have less volume, not j...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
October 01, 7:06am

The Grand Canyon
I've been hiking in the GC in trail runners for a few years now, including hikes on Boucher, Tanner and Bill Hall/Thunder River. A couple of things have happened, not that they've really c...

In GEAR » Footwear and Shelter in the Grand Canyon
September 27, 12:38pm

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