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Re: 2014 Michigan UP XC Ski Tour
This sounds fun! I'm not sure if my fitness and skiing ability are up to it, but I'm considering it. I have Rossi BC70's which seem to be well-suited to this. What is the terrain lik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2014 Michigan UP XC Ski Tour
December 03, 12:47pm

Re: SCARP 2 winter mods photos
These are awesome mods. Thanks again for the idea and photos, Eric! I'm most of the way through doing these to my Scarp 2. I've done the grommet tabs and the velcro. Somehow, I was able ...

In GEAR » SCARP 2 winter mods photos
December 01, 9:55pm

Re: Socks - neoprene or goretex?
Here's what I use: polypropylene liner socks VB socks: thin neoprene socks or turkey-sized oven bags (whatever will fit without restricting circulation) wool socks, use thicker ones for co...

In GEAR » Socks - neoprene or goretex?
December 01, 9:32pm

Re: Steger Mukluks
I use Steger liners/insoles as mukluks inside Tingley rubber overboots (no shoes) when temps are too cold for trail runners. Same system, different shell. Works ok, except I'd rather have actua...

In GEAR » Steger Mukluks
December 01, 11:18am

Re: Should i keep my hardcore wind rain pants?
I'd keep them too. If it was colder, 7 days of wet legs might bother you enough to wear them.

In GEAR » Should i keep my hardcore wind rain pants?
November 29, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Winter footwear
Greg, good question! I hadn't read the details in a long time, so I was going by memory. Here are the details on Camuk waterproofing: http://www.camuks.com/index.php?option=com_content&am...

In GEAR » Winter footwear
November 29, 1:42pm

Re: Burning ends of things
Just stop playing with fire and get out and hike! :D

In GEAR » Burning ends of things
November 29, 1:31pm

Re: Winter footwear
I think the Steger Camuks would be the best option. They claim to be waterproof below freezing. I'm not sure how true that is though. Wear a VBL sock, such as turkey oven bag or thin neoprene s...

In GEAR » Winter footwear
November 29, 11:31am

Re: Gloves
I'd wear wool glove liners in those conditions.

In GEAR » Gloves
November 29, 11:14am

Re: 'Caught In A Storm, Near-Hypothermic, A Piece Of Gear Saved My Life'
Whatever it was he used to initiate "a rescue with GPS coordinates" probably helped more than the headlamp. ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 'Caught In A Storm, Near-Hypothermic, A Piece Of Gear Saved My Life'
November 29, 9:52am

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