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How cold? Hot tent camping?
I've done this sort of thing for 3 or 4 months till I moved into my new house. But, it was summer/fall (snowed a little during the last week); I had a house to stay in if the weather was bad . ...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
June 02, 10:17am

Climate in Andean countries
William F has it right. In the Andean countries, average temps are meaningless. There are three main climates: Pacific coast, Andes, Amazon. Temps will be mostly determined by which side of the...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 26, 3:16pm

Peru
It's been a long time (1988), but some of my info is still relevant. I loved Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca. Huaraz is fun and the local people are friendly and patient with my poor Spanis...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Peru: Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash Planning
May 22, 5:07pm

Travel in tropical areas.
Useful stuff for tropical areas: a good mosquito net for sleeping when you're not in a tent, vital for malarial regions; malaria medicines; immunizations for the places you'll travel, es...

In GEAR » Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
May 18, 5:37pm

kindle paper white vs keyboard kindle.
I have the Kindle Paper White and had the keyboard version (same screen as and very similar to the $69 non backlight version with a useless keyboard added). I like reading the screen of the Paper ...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 27, 9:24am

Presidential traverse (White Mtns, NH) escape routes.
Here's a very useful list of escape routes for a presidential traverse. Keep in mind that people have been trapped while knowing the exact bearing to follow to get below treeline because the w...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 10, 1:22pm

Camp magic sizing.
Paul: I'm 5'8", 173lb, 36" waist. My large Houdini (new version, year old) over thin shirt and medium weight fleece fits with space to spare but not a lot. It's OK with ...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 1:45pm

Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
Camp has their wind shirt/pants on sale: Magic jacket, hooded ($55) Magic pants ($50) Magic runner's jacket, no hood ($45) http://www.camp-usa.com/products/categories/CLOSEOUTS.asp Sizes r...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 10:11am

Mt. Washington avalanche.
There was an avalanche on the summit cone of Mt. Washington on March 29. Check the avalanche forecast: http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 01, 7:53am

Cold and wet on Mt. Washington.
I have several concerns with the safety of your gear list: How durable are your shell jacket and pants? Will they survive crawling on rock for a distance? If the wind is too high, you can'...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
March 30, 12:41pm

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