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Re: Lightweight 3 person shelter (1 adult + 2 kids)
We use both a Scarp 2 and a Hogback for our family of 6. (I'm the Sherpa. Know any good chiropractors?) The Hogback is only 5 oz heavier than the Scarp 2, and it takes up nearly the same pack s...

In GEAR » Lightweight 3 person shelter (1 adult + 2 kids)
September 29, 10:37am

Re: Lightest tent for snow?
Put the center pole on well-compacted snow and something about 6" or wider--a flat piece of wood, frisbee, rock. If you're below the treeline, use buried sticks and extra anchor guyline...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 10:17pm

Re: Shoe repair question
Shoe Goo for everything

In GEAR » Shoe repair question
September 28, 10:04pm

Re: considering a new tent
The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 comes close to what you want, except it's a little over 2 lbs, and the fly would be very crazy in the wind if not staked or guyed out in some way in at least two p...

In GEAR » considering a new tent
September 28, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: gloves/jacket -Katherine
Then maybe switch to... mittens? :D

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 8:52pm

the string thingie on mittens
> The technically correct term is "dummy cord." Nope, we're both wrong. The correct term is "mitten leash." ;) It depends on who you ask. I think the US military l...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 3:38pm

gloves/jacket -Katherine
A warmer jacket can help some in the need for gloves in that if your body is warmer, then it's easier to keep the hands and feet warmer. That doesn't work as well if we're talking about...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 2:50pm

Re: Torn between 40 below (non-down) and Feathered Friends (down) booties
Not specific to your question, but you might find this chart useful: http://theultimatehang.com/2014/09/down-synthetic-bootie-comparison-chart/

In GEAR » Torn between 40 below (non-down) and Feathered Friends (down) booties
September 16, 8:12am

Re: Observation on possible/potential effect of clothing on sweating?
My subjective impression is that it's significantly warmer to hike in jeans compared to any type of shorts.

In GEAR » Observation on possible/potential effect of clothing on sweating?
September 15, 8:22pm

Essentials -Adam
map/compass: How would you navigate in thick fog above the treeline, or below it if a route was blocked by something like a dangerous stream crossing, assuming there were no other known trails to ...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 15, 12:31pm

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