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Re: Down bag in SE Alaska?
My son works as a camp counselor over the summer at Point Reyes National Seashore - which is not as wet as SE Alaska but it is very humid and foggy almost every night. Condensation there is the wor...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 12:11pm

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

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