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Chad, I'm looking at adding the downmat to my system. What is your opinion and experience? I use two foam pads 1/2" (25 x 77) and 1/4" (20 x 70). I see that you live in MN, and we...

In Winter Hiking » Please describe your winter sleep system
December 25, 7:17pm

from rei
Chad, I was looking at the downmat also. this is from rei. you have first crack at it. Medium - 20 x 72 r value 5.9 weight 32 ounces. of course this is the newer model Dave

In Gear Swap » Gear purge continues! Western Mountaineering, Bibler, Feathered Friends, Optimus, Snow Peak - cheaper prices!
December 25, 7:07pm

I would prefer the side feed of the emberlit. It would be nice if it were lighter (ti) and less of a pain to assmeble, but the results speak for themselves. The less you have to prepare the wood, t...

In GEAR » Emberlit Ti or Littlbug Jr. for Winter Backpacking (only)
December 25, 5:50pm

Re: Low End Comfort Level for Insulated Pants
I've worn a smartwood base / hiking pant / MH compressor in the low single digits with no problems. I think you should be fine. (had a wind layer and rain pants in reserve) Dave

In Winter Hiking » Low End Comfort Level for Insulated Pants
December 24, 7:57pm

Fat suit
A friend of mine took 2 sleeping bags and put them together with zippers and such to make a fat suit. He uses it in the deep cold around camp - kind of like the poor mans 8000 meter suit. Enjoy...

In Make Your Own Gear » What to make with old sleepingbag??
December 24, 7:49pm

great idea
I love it. I just might have most of the raw matierals laying around in my basement. Might have to order the roket ship plywood, do you sell it? :) Dave

In Make Your Own Gear » Sort of crampons, sort of mini snowshoes for use with your slippers
December 24, 4:45am

Andy, Good system, cool blog. I would only go the steiger route if you can dry them out by a fire or bring them inside at night. We tried them a few years ago and it was difficult to get the lin...

In GEAR » Boots for Michigan and East Coast Winters
December 23, 10:19am

It's not that cold here yet. Not much to climb unless you go th da UP eh. We use the Baffin Terrains for most of our off trail stuff. plenty warm, but they are waterproof. When we need total br...

In GEAR » Boots for Michigan and East Coast Winters
December 23, 7:56am

easy access
my friend put a heavy duty short zipper in front(running right down the middle), so he could get his lunch and small bag with his de-icing kit and safety rope. We mounted a sled cam (duct tape ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Pulk and need to find right sled
December 22, 5:27pm

I like the rubber washer idea. It's funny. We are planning to go on a big pulk expedition in January with 12 others and my friend and I just went over our pulk and harness modifications over lu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Pulk and need to find right sled
December 22, 5:16pm

All Reader Reviews by David Goodyear

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am