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Winter non-down bag for wife
I need to get better-half a winter sleeping bag (15*) she can use car camping with our scout troop. Weight not an issue so synthetic is fine and cheaper. She's 5'4. Any suggestions? ...

In GEAR » Winter non-down bag for wife
October 20, 4:44am

Arc Alp/Tarp/Stephensen DAM
I have used a Nunatak Arc Alpinist with 1 extra oz of insulation, under a tarp for about 6 years and love it. I have Nunataks down bacalava also (3 oz). On very cold nights or if windy I pair up wi...

In GEAR » Call to quilt users
October 16, 5:20am

Sent PM Chuck

In Gear Swap » FS WM Apache SMF
October 15, 8:31pm

Garmin 60Csx
Bill, although I use a 60CSx for SAR as backup only, I never hike with it, too heavy. However, this model does comes with a basic map, but I bought the Topos Maps for my state and installed them...

In GEAR » Help with GPS/Maps decision
December 21, 4:40pm

Bill I have to ditto Roger. GPS do break, batteries wear out, foilage handicaps and can prevent reception and a GPS without a map is kinda silly anyway. Chuck

In GEAR » Help with GPS/Maps decision
December 21, 2:33pm

Bikes in gyms
After keeping them off the trails, then we get them off roads, then sidewalks, then school parking lots, then any type of pedistrian walkways, then skating board pools, etc. Better yet, I say w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Mountain Bikes Being Allowed On Natl. Park Trails
December 21, 10:33am

Even CNN meterologists can't take it any more
CNN (never accused of being conservative or pro-business/growth) had their second meterologist blow smoke in man-made global warming "myth". The first somewhat recanted over pressure, but...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
December 20, 3:19pm

Re: Re: WM bag questions - elongated foot
Tom, when I read what I wrote I figured it wouldn't be long before comments, inuendo's and jokes started:) Chuck

In GEAR » Help me choose a new sleeping bag
December 20, 11:32am

WM bag questions - elongated foot
If your are 5'6" you are measured on flat feet. Laying down, esp on stomach, in a sleeping bag when you stretch your foot become elongated so you will "grow" up to several inches...

In GEAR » Help me choose a new sleeping bag
December 20, 7:06am

A16 bug bivy
I used to hike in North GA. Summers could be very hot, humid and buggy plus other small rodents. I used a Silk Sleeping bag liner (4 oz) with a A16 Bug Bivy (6 oz) under a tarp and do not remember ...

In GEAR » Long winded Tarp questions
December 18, 3:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Maguire

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Nunatak Arc Alpinist
Although initially expensive and a very long wait I think in the long run it really is not that expensive due to the wide range of temp's it can be used over. I have used mine in higher teen's as w...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 04, 5:40am