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Winter quilt users- are you awake when unroll over?
I use quilts year round. Winter temps get down to the high single digits sometimes. I use wide Katabatic quilts with the cords that wrap around my sleeping pad. The quilt stays put above me, the...

In GEAR » Winter quilt users- are you awake when u roll over?
December 21, 7:42pm

Backpackers in SB
I haven't made it out for a trip in LPNF yet this fall, but hope to rectify that shortly. Water's still a bit iffy for a lot of the forest, but most of the larger creeks and more reliable ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Backpackers in Santa Barbara
December 18, 11:29am

Can you identify this Patagonia Jacket??
It looks sorta' like an old shelled Synchilla Jacket. It more or less looks like one of their fleeces with a nylon shell. The torn and marked tag catches my eye. I know they do this sort o...

In GEAR » Can you identify this Patagonia Jacket??
December 09, 11:40am

Wetsuit Question
Wetsuits can degrade over time from usage, sun exposure and even age. As a suit gets older, the general rule is that the material tends to be get stiffer and less supple. Glue used along seams ca...

In Packrafting » Wetsuit question
December 06, 1:31pm

Choosing between a Golite SL3, MLD Cuben Duomid and a MLD Sil Trailstar
Sigh... I guess this is as good a place as any to come clean... I currently own... all three of these shelters (albeit my Duomid is sil, not cuben). It started with the Trailstar. It has been,...

In GEAR » Choosing between a Golite Sl3, MLD Cuben Duomid and MLD Sil Trailstar
December 04, 5:23pm

Skunk vs tarp
We have a remote beach on an offshore island that we revisit every year for a few days. The island has no large native land mammals but there are some smaller native mammals like fox and spotted s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Close encounters of the most scary and odoriferous kind
November 27, 12:52am

Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
Colby Lake at Sunset, June '13

In Photo Gallery » Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
November 19, 9:59pm

Another vote for no grating ahead of time
Keep it whole and slice/break/shred some off as you need it. Good quality, whole chunks of Parmesan cheese will keep for days outside of the fridge in cool(er) weather. Heck, they'll even kee...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking good parmesan cheese on the trail
November 18, 5:34pm

+1 to Silky Saws
The Silky Saws aren't the lightest but they're excellent quality. I use the Silky Pocket Boy's bigger sibling the Silky Big Boy on assorted trail projects. Even at more like a pound, ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 18, 2:00pm

Traversing the Adirondacks by Foot and Packraft
Thanks for taking us along on the journey Ike! Really liking the photos from this trip. The fall colors are beautiful and there's some great shots of you hiking/packrafting with taken from ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Traversing the Adirondacks by Foot and Packraft
November 13, 10:20am

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