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footwear
Gary, could you comment on your footwear/socks and how warm your feet were? What was the hiking temp range?

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 04, 3:32pm

olive oil container
I use a tiny 1.5 oz (trial size) Scope mouthwash bottle because it has a great seal and is very durable.

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 01, 3:27pm

Re: Shell to go over a down parka with 13.5oz of down
DriDucks are the worst for resisting sparks. I don't even think they would make a good "sacrificial" shell, as the spark would burn through them so quickly. You're in dry-cold ...

In GEAR » Shell to go over a down parka with 13.5oz of down
February 27, 8:01am

Re: make it a sticky
Paul: Hilarious video! :D Katherine: Avatars have been changed to protect the innocent. Skurka might recognize critics on the trail and out-hike them to the most scenic campsite in retaliation! :D

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 26, 1:38pm

Stayed in a hotel did he?
"I attended a couple of presentations that Andrew did in my area. He flew there, rented a car, stayed in a hotel." We need to investigate this to find out if he claimed to be spending ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 26, 11:51am

Re: General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
I have a Montbell #3, whatever their top model stretch bag is called. It's 21 oz without stuff sack. The DWR is so good that I slept near the opening of a tarp at 38 F in a rain/wet snow, getti...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 24, 4:31pm

Stupid light
I'm not sure if he first used the phrase, but we all have to give Skurka credit for popularizing "stupid light." :-) Being a responsible and helpful guy, he probably doesn't wa...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 10:36am

Esbit peeing
"Esbit peeing" ...and everyone wonders why it won't light easily. :-\

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Esbit - what am I doing wrong?
February 23, 10:39am

Re: Getting rid of polyurethane smell from Sierra Designs tent fly?
I wonder if dusting the PU surfaces with baking soda and then moistening it and letting it stand for a day would help? I'm not even sure if baking soda is safe for PU though. As a fringe th...

In GEAR » Getting rid of polyurethane smell from Sierra Designs tent fly?
February 23, 10:24am

President Skurka
With all of this controversy, I thought Andrew Skurka was running for President or something. It's great that he's working with SD, but the political disappointment is overshadowing. :-...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 9:41am

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