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Re: Beet juice could help body beat altitude
maybe that’s why the eastern European climbers do so well. borscht. for ease of transport you may just want to ask your doctor for a cialis prescription if you're planning to spend some time...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beet juice could help body beat altitude
October 23, 7:39am

if you take rest stops every 15 minutes
and have access to electricity for recharging...

In GEAR » Helium filled backpack support frame...why not?
October 23, 7:18am

look for one of these
it will also work wonders on a not-so-tender hunk of meat (insert wink here).

In GEAR » Quantifying the Beyond Cold Blooded fleece I have
October 22, 9:10am

"A wind proof fleece can basically be thought of like a typical softshell but with a soft face." not really.
you need to better qualify your statement. a non-membrane soft shell (stretch woven) has much more breathability than a membrane (windstopper or generic) fleece. my experience with membrane fleec...

In GEAR » Quantifying the Beyond Cold Blooded fleece I have
October 21, 2:15pm

ebay / military surplus can be your friend
for under a $100 you can buy gen III ECWCS Level 7 primaloft pants and jacket combined. around camp and properly layered -10*f shouldn't be a problem. A long underwear top and bottom set shou...

In GEAR » Winter gear on a budget for newbs
October 20, 8:01am

"collection of "expedition" down jackets/parkas...Absolute Zero parka...."
where are your adventures taking you that your collection of expidition parkas includes an absolute zero parka? Do you also have the matching down pants?

In GEAR » Some questions that have been on my mind
October 20, 7:28am

"every backpack manufacturer has to guess what an average wearer of a given height will require in terms of hip belt/shoulder strap fit." really?
"So with a given backpack size, the shortest wearer will wear the straps very differently than the tallest wearer in that size range, even though they're both wearing the correct size pack...

In GEAR » Ventra Mainframe - A standalone frame and ventilation system.
October 06, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Fabric with native water and wind repellency?
the british version of the breathable a highly water resistant, "windproof" cotton is called ventile. there's also an swiss/italian version called etaproof. having used ventile produc...

In GEAR » Fabric with native water and wind repellency?
September 24, 10:53am

i too am loving my mammut guye jacket - wore it this morning when it was in the high 40's with the top down on the car
as i've mentioned in other posts it's become my go-to jacket in place of a wind-stopper zipper front fleece for around town and office wear and while it hasn't replaced, it's become...

In GEAR » Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody)
September 15, 3:24pm

Re: Base layer for cooler conditions with released cut around armpits
i've tried a couple of different shirts for similar conditions and have settled on the long sleeve nike dri-fit legend shirt in white. the white can get a little dingy, but when you've pee...

In GEAR » Base layer for cooler conditions with released cut around armpits
September 14, 9:57am

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