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i've tried a number of diffrent hats and keep going back to the standard military boonie hat.
crye precision made a boonie hat for about two years that's legendary. It had some really well thought out features that aren’t found in the bog standard boonie. unfortunately i lost mine a...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 8:22pm

my bottle of choice is a 1 liter nalgene flexible wide mouth canteen
first and most importantly, i won't confuse it with any of the water bottles that might be floating around inside my sleeping bag and second the bottle being flexible helps with the inevitable ...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
June 20, 9:29am

while i'm not 100% sure, but i'd be willing to bet you were texting with a bot for most if not all of your exchanges
kinda scary

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
June 19, 8:33pm

both of the high camps on rainier require you to melt snow for water
googling "how much fuel to melt snow" will result in a number of well writtten articles on the subject. a trick to saving fuel is to put snow in a black garbage bag and leave it out in t...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Water on Rainier
June 19, 10:37am

if you hike with poles bring them on the trip, they are worth their weight.
also, how's your moisture management with the nepals? have you worn them in the snow for four days without being able to bring them in someplace warm to dry them out? i'd rethink my water...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
June 15, 9:55pm

i use manzella thermolite-10's as my go-to base layer glove.
they are sufficently thin that while wearing them i can do anything that i could do bare-handed. they are also thin enough that all my other gloves will layer over them. I'm thinking the are su...

In GEAR » Lightest baselayer top and gloves
June 05, 3:28pm

Re: wild Gear
kristen, to preface my reply, i’m going to start out by saying i can’t answer your question in this situation. on rainier or anywhere else for that matter, you are (should be) making conscio...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Layering advice for Rainier
May 21, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Layering advice for Rainier
from the paradise parking lot to muir (if you are going to muir) i’d be in shorts, or tights with running shorts and a white long sleeve base layer top. skin out from say muir to the summit i...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Layering advice for Rainier
May 20, 7:59pm

i've been very happy with my bd lighthouse
while the tent is out of production, they show up with some frequency on ebay and some of the other resale sites. i like it because it's relativly big/long compared to the other tents in teh *...

In GEAR » Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
May 12, 6:59pm

7 years isn't too bad when you consider
edward abbey's been dead since sometime in the late 80's. so if it takes him 7 years to reply i'd consider that pretty good. and if he now wants to be called *krudmeister,* who am i to ...

In GEAR » re for sale
May 05, 9:37pm

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