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Sierra Designs All Season Windjacket -- thoughts?
Its only "all season" if you live in a place that has no summer. Looks like a soft shell that I would only use for high abrasion uses, as Dale mentioned.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs All Season Windjacket -- thoughts?
March 28, 10:25am

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I don't envy you position, Ike. Doug has set the bar high. I will look forward to your article anyway.

In Post-Trip Reports » We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
March 28, 8:40am

Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
I have come to prefer a wider pot for an alcohol stove. For a pot that narrow, Zelph's Starlyte is great. Its really good for any pot. As for MYOG for a narrow pot, I have experimented a...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
March 24, 2:26pm

Seam Sealing tent, weather timing questions
I would do it inside too. The fumes are not too bad. I have done it inside before. I wouldn't even worry about the ventilation too much if you can close off the room. The sealer is a bi...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing tent, weather timing questions
March 24, 12:29pm

Southern Baja hikes - Cabo Pulmo
I get a spring break this year. Yea for having high school age kids as an excuse for a vacation. We're going to southern baja and plan to paddle and camp around Espiritu Santo for a couple of...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southern Baja hikes - Cabo Pulmo
March 21, 2:41pm

Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
I'm not sure I would want to rely on a hammock for the entire length of that trail. You may find areas that don't have suitable trees for a hang. I would think Ks, Ne, and eastern Co migh...

In Gear Lists » Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
March 20, 10:04am

Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
The T2 is a nice baselayer with a windshirt. It would be too hot for me in summmer, but I am a bit south of you. I used my T2 on a January trip that had daytime temps of 25-35 with wind. It was ...

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 3:03pm

Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
Return the Atom; she already has 3 mid layers. Use the money to order her a poofy Hadron from backcountry.com. That's what I would do.

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 12:22pm

Neoair
Neoair is great to me. It's very comfortable and I have had no problems with dudability, even using it under a tarp.

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 13, 7:34pm

My Gear List w/ Photos
My thought would be to buy your wife a smaller pack. You'll still look manly without having to carry even more weight. ;)

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 13, 10:19am

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