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Trying to Understand Temperatures
Michael, right. And there is another effect, thermal conduction is proportional to the temperature difference between your body and ambient air temp. So you loose more heat going from 0C to -10C th...

In GEAR » Trying to Understand Temperatures
December 19, 1:46am

Canonical Clothing List
Eric, my list has everything I need for 3 season use; maybe in summer you dont need the thermawrap pants, but in September on the summit of Fujisan it was -10C with the wind, so Im glad I had them....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Canonical Clothing List
December 17, 11:37pm

Patagonia Alpha Green Closeouts
Andrew, Before I ordered the DAS from diamondback I tried one on at my local Patagonia. The DAS which arrived seems to be identical except in color. They are advertised as DAS on as well. ...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Alpha Green Closeouts
December 17, 11:34pm

Canonical Clothing List 3 seasons, ~20 items.
IMO you can equip yourself for 3 season hiking with about 20 clothing items in your closet. But don't ask me why I have several times that number... anyway: Torso: choose 4 items Base: wool...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Canonical Clothing List
December 17, 8:46am

okay, what are the bomber hiking pants?
I own all 3 Im about to discuss.. Yes, go nylon. Absolute bomber are 5.11 tacticals in nylon 'canvas'. Heavy but you can slide down granite on your.. well, maybe not but they are tough. Cu...

In GEAR » okay, what are the bomber hiking pants?
December 17, 8:14am

Roger, Eric, thanks
Roger, those are great deals on authentic Patagonia, and they still have sizes that does not. A few months ago I ordered the DAS from diamondback as my belay parka. They run large by design; ...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Alpha Green Closeouts
December 15, 11:29pm

Does your kit include a gun? Always.
Always, when legal. Not because of the chance of needing it is high; but instead because the consequence of not having it when needed are high. It's one extreme corner of the risk-assesment mat...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 13, 9:38pm

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
Steve, I have a SiRF in my Garmin, and it does not exhibit the jumping behavior you mentioned. I think you should exchange your unit and maybe notify Garmin about your specific issue.

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 11, 11:20pm

My 3 season gear list
Frank, great gear, and a clean well-organized .xls sheet. I learn something from every list, and your inclusion of the wish list items and the depreciated gear is a nice touch I will adopt. Good lu...

In Gear Lists » My 3 season gear list
December 11, 11:16pm

100kb gear list limitation
google 'primopdf' for a free print-to-pdf application that works with any windows program.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » 100kb gear list limitation
December 11, 11:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm