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Re: pre-filtering solids
Jim, you bring up what I should have mentioned as well, that some sort of pre-filter for gunk/large solids is a must for dirty water or even just likely mild algae situations, regardless of the fil...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 03, 6:47pm

Q for Roger
Roger - After reading the article and all this here is my impression: 1)The RapidPure filters work much faster than the sawyers - at least at first. 2)The RapidPures are NOT backflushable, so w...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 03, 10:03am

Re: emergency socks
Rule number one is never let all of your socks get wet; always keep a pair in the pack that you can put on when you make camp. If it's really cold enough for frostbite then it's below f...

In Make Your Own Gear » emergency socks
October 02, 10:02pm

Re: Cheap, decent, thin synthetic socks?
Wigwam Gobi - all polypro, very durable, very thin, dry extremely fast.

In GEAR » Cheap, decent, thin synthetic socks?
October 02, 5:48pm

Re: bivy blizzards
Even if it's not snowing, just having a place out of the wind can mean the difference between a pleasant camp and an ordeal. Bivying in the snow can be great in good weather - if the trip is on...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 30, 8:21pm

Re: Lightest tent for snow?
With your Hexamid the issue wouldn't be the pole sinking in - just use a ki pole with normal basket on it and it works fine. the issue would be that the Hexamid does not come all the way down t...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 2:39pm

reduced
now $215 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS: Stratospire 1
September 28, 2:32pm

FS: Bearpaw bathtub floor SOLD
50x90 Bearpaw WD bathtub floor. Has center pole turtleneck. In excellent condition, like new. $45 shipped CONUS. 9.8 oz in the sack on my scale; black.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearpaw bathtub floor
September 28, 2:28pm

Re: 2
That article is a few years old, and the light rando race boots have gotten way lighter since then (though pricey in a big way). Also keep in mind that Luc Mehl used only the toepiece of his Dynafi...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 25, 9:28pm

break even points for liquid fuel
Hard data based on my experience and testing. 1)I have recorded my fuel usage on ski trips dating back numerous years. All WG. Basic numbers are that for one person, melting snow at both breakfast...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 25, 9:17pm

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