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Re: Northern Rockies winter list
I'm surprised at the minimal foot and sleeping pad insulation for 0 to -20. Also, at just a synthetic buff for face protection. I think I'd have to add a lower face mask, but maybe your she...

In Gear Lists » Northern Rockies winter list
December 02, 12:00pm

Re: Glove shells and liners
David G's system looks excellent! Here's what I've thrown together from cheap purchased items. Gloves polypro liner gloves wool surplus liners Wells goatskin work gloves with ...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
November 29, 12:10pm

Re: Official AT completion!
Awesome! Congratulations!

In On the Web » Unbound Routes - AT thru
November 28, 8:45pm

Re: cheap and light winter sleeping systems
Please pick two: 1. cheap 2. light 3. warm :) I have the Marmot Never Summer 0F bag. It's 650 fp down and 4 lbs. I think I got it at campmor.com for around $250.

In GEAR » cheap and light winter sleeping systems
November 28, 8:06pm

easiest bindings
Unless she really needs modern snowshoes with crampons, why not a pair of traditional shoes with lampwick bindings? Once they're tied, it doesn't get any easier than this. https://www.yo...

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 28, 7:59pm

Re: Outdoor Research Mukluks
At around 15-20F, I switch from trail runners and GoreTex socks to using waterproof mukluks along with vapor barriers. Here's a post in my blog where I go into more detail: http://bushcrafts...

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Mukluks
November 28, 10:33am

Re: Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
I'm assuming you're planning for a low of -40 F/C. My experience is limited to -15F, but I too am planning for lower. Sleeping pad: I think you'd want a thick foam pad like the Ridg...

In Gear Lists » Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
November 28, 8:55am

Re: When is a frameless pack practical?
I have an older Gossamer Gear Gorilla, and I find that it's always more comfortable with its removable 3.6 oz frame. I've tried it without the frame and both with and without rigid pads for...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 12:08pm

Re: Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
army surplus wool glove liners: $4 Wells goatskin work glove shells: $15 Swedish army surplus leather/breathable fabric gauntlet mittens with liners: $20 for 3 pairs Swedish army cotton an...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 26, 11:56am

I can help
I'm really taking one for the team on this one, but I'm willing to help someone out. I have an average house in a great neighborhood in beautiful, relatively flat Ohio I'll trade wit...

In Chaff » As a reminder...
November 26, 8:54am

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