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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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Some important corrections...
I strongly suggest that anyone really interested in safe winter travel disregard this article and instead first read either the book by Bruce Tremper that I assign to my avalanche course students: ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Avalanche Safety for Backcountry Travelers
December 04, 11:39am

FS $40: MontBell Thermawrap Vest size Small
Purchased new in 2006, and worn just several times a year, always over a windshirt or soft shell jacket. (I run really hot – well, actually, backcountry ski really hot – so I seldom need any i...

In Gear Swap » FS $40: MontBell Thermawrap Vest size Small
November 02, 12:35pm

Montbell Thermawrap Jacket, Men's Medium FS
PM coming...

In Gear Swap » WTB Montbell Thermawrap Jacket ** Old Style **
October 31, 7:29pm

Careful there with texting to an SE...
"[...] on my most recent trip, I was chatting with my son via SMS on his iPhone (much more direct than email as there is no web page interaction required on the recipients end)" Glad t...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
October 22, 9:21am

CAMP Corsa 50cm Ice Axe = 7.2oz
Ross, have you ever actually held a CAMP Corsa 50cm ice axe? I don't see how you could judge it too bulky to pack, too heavy to carry, and/or too prone to self-injury.

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 25, 8:09pm

Safety Plan
I signed up the for the safety plan since I don't have a compelling need for the tracking function, and though I might go over the 10-message free allotment in some months, no way am I going to...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
September 19, 8:17pm

The best gear for ski mountaineering is - surprise! - ski mountaineering gear.
“I think you missed the whole point of mentioning the winter Pickets traverse, as well as the various guys that did it. ” - No, I think you missed my point. Go look up the Samuel Johnson quot...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 15, 12:43pm

more techy thoughts on tech
“On the other hand, you'll twist out tech toes frequently when subjecting them to lateral forces doing things like crawling under deadfall.” – I’ve engaged in all sorts of strange mane...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 15, 8:31am

Nordic Touring Gear
Even though nordic backcountry touring gear is ironically much heavier than "skimo" alpine touring gear, I certainly understand the appeal of nordic backcountry touring gear for some appl...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 13, 11:05am

Range of gear...
“I think BPL has covered some high performance ski gear, but not a lot.” - Except for some very quick tidbits a few years ago, BPL has never covered modern ski touring gear, and has instead co...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 13, 10:14am

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm