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Re: Re: Warm hiker, cold camper layering question
A mirage would be plenty warm for what you expect to see, and very light too. That plus a cheap/light Target fleece (under $20) should probably cover much of your proposed hiking conditions give yo...

In GEAR » Warm hiker, cold camper layering question
February 27, 3:45pm

Re: Treecamp & Snowstorm Extravaganza!!!
Sounds fun, I'd just caution making sure you use big branches to anchor to. Your selection looks pretty secure. If the temp is cold enough for long enough the limbs could freeze and become brit...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Treecamp & Snowstorm Extravaganza!!!
February 24, 6:27pm

My 2c
As with all "moral" issues, If you have to ask, then you already know the answer. We won't absolve you one way or the other.

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 14, 12:21pm

Re: sastrugi
SPF

In Gear Swap » FS: Down Puffy - NWT Bergans Sastrugi (M)
February 14, 12:04pm

FS: Down Puffy - NWT Bergans Sastrugi (M)
I have a Men's medium Sastrugi jacket for sale. It should be a great jacket for cold winter trips, it's just not quite as alpine specific as the Rab Neutrino plus. Still has tags and was...

In Gear Swap » FS: Down Puffy - NWT Bergans Sastrugi (M)
February 13, 3:37pm

Re: Black Diamond Crag Softshell
That jacket using Polartec Windbloc which has a polyurethane laminate in it. Basically it'll have the same low breathability as a cheap PU rain jacket but isn't "waterproof" becau...

In Winter Hiking » Black Diamond Crag Softshell
February 11, 5:43pm

Re: probably too warm out
I agree that it was probably too warm to test. I' always surprised at how not warm I am when wearing a giant parka inside. Also your ground insulation could play a role, if it was not adequ...

In GEAR » Use of insulated jacket in a sleep system: benefit or detriment?
February 08, 7:46pm

Re: MYOG Gone Bad
It's karma for leaving you behind on the trip ;) Yeah 5 years sounds pretty good for any UL gear that supports weight. I bet you'll be able to fix the pack when she gets back though, right?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Gone Bad
February 08, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Dirtbag Crosswire welding
Look at turning microwave transformers into welders. It's doable and relatively cheap if you've got the tools. At the same time it's a quick way to see whether Darwin's theories app...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dirtbag Crosswire welding
February 03, 6:29pm

Re: Another 'YMMV' issue
The UL down parka I had was amazing. I used it on nearly every trip and it was warmer than a 300wt fleece but much lighter. I could push it to near freezing with heavier base layers, but not much f...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Jacket
January 30, 11:43am

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