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All Forum Posts by Jim MacDiarmid

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Re: wm bags.
I had my eye on the Caribou as well having the wide cut of the megalight and low weight of the summerlite. The only difference being the mega is 30*, the summerlite 32* and the Caribou 35*. I...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 04, 11:03am

I think I'll give the permithrin a try since it seems an economical solution (REI $11 for 12oz = 2 complete outfits, lasts 6 washes) combined with a headnet. If that isn't adequate, I'...

In GEAR » Mosquito Protection
March 04, 10:38am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear List
Thanks for the advice, Brad. Shoot. I hadn't though about the Snowpeak in combo with the Windpro yet. The Snowpeak 700 is a new addition to my gear (Christmas present) so I haven't use...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 03, 5:25pm

Mosquito Protection
I've been using REI Jungle Juice, but the deet smell gets old after awhile. A headnet like the the Sea to Summit model would be lighter and cheaper than buying new spray every couple trips. ...

In GEAR » Mosquito Protection
March 03, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Gear List
Thanks for the comments, Nia. I can't say how much reading this site has helped inform my thinking this last month. I loved the idea on the multi-use forum for using your water bladder as ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 03, 3:03pm

Gear List
I'm new here. I wish I'd found this place sooner. Here's my gear list. I consider this my summer list. I camp in the central to northern Sierra Nevada and central to northern Californ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 03, 1:13pm

Re: trekking pole question
I just started using trekking poles in January and am happy I did. Mine are the Black Diamond Alpine CF, which aren't as light as some of the poles mentioned above (8.5oz/pole). If I had heard...

In GEAR » trekking pole question
March 03, 11:25am

Re: pack suggestions
I'm new here, and I wish I'd found this site a year ago, when I was getting back into backpacking and replacing all my cheapo Sports Authority/Mart quality gear. I knew I should buy light,...

In GEAR » pack suggestions
March 03, 10:59am

Re: mid layer recommendations and vest
Short answer is yes, the R1 should be warm enough while active. I just got done doing two snow camping trips with the R1 hoody as my midlayer. 1st trip was snowing and mid-30s. I wore an REI...

In GEAR » mid layer recommendations and vest
March 03, 10:37am

Re: Need Advice on Which Headlamp?
I use the Petzel Tactikka. It comes in at 2.75oz w/3 AAA batteries on my non-digital postal scale, which is dead on the manufacturer's specs. Battery life hasn't been an issue yet. I'...

In GEAR » Need Advice on Which Headlamp?
March 02, 5:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm