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XC ski travel: Any glide in unbroken powder?
I'm somewhat of a beginner on skis. I have a pair of waxless backcountry skis, Rossignol BC 70's with a profile of 70/60/65 and length of 189 (the longest made). I can't seem to get any...

In Winter Hiking » XC ski travel: Any glide in unbroken powder?
January 04, 9:34am

Re: Ultralight 4 Season tents, some questions for "real" winter shelters
The GoLite SL2 seems like a good option, especially for weight. I use a Scarp 2, but have only used it on family trips in nice weather and rain. It makes a very roomy winter single wall tent whe...

In GEAR » Ultralight 4 Season tents, some questions for "real" winter shelters
January 01, 9:36am

Re: Cold weather face protection while sleeping?
I use either an acrylic knit balaclava or a light fleece neck gaiter pulled up over my mouth, or over my nose if it's cold enough.

In GEAR » Cold weather face protection while sleeping?
December 30, 5:59pm

Re: New Big Agnes Tents
Because of the low weight, the Scout would make a nice 2 person 3 season tent for camping in sheltered, forested areas like I usually do. I'm guessing from the specs that the weight would be 1 ...

In GEAR » New Big Agnes Tents
December 28, 9:39pm

Re: SnowShoe boots?
I've used slightly oversize minimalist trail runners with GoreTex socks and thick wool socks down to 10F. My toes were cold until I hiked for a few hours that morning, possibly partially due to...

In GEAR » SnowShoe boots?
December 28, 9:22pm

hot tent
Raquel: A hot tent has a stove inside for heat. Toxic gases and smoke are vented outside through a pipe.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Any insane winter backpackers?
December 27, 11:20pm

nothing at all
I got the lightest gear ever: nothing. ;)

In GEAR » So, What did Santa Bring his Ultra Light Helpers this Year?
December 26, 11:44am

Re: Downmat UL vs Synmat UL
I have a Synmat UL for 3 season use, but I prefer the thicker and more durable non-UL Downmat for winter because it's usually the only insulation underneath me. Below 0F at night, I add a CCF ...

In GEAR » Downmat UL vs Synmat UL
December 26, 11:41am

Re: <1oz pocketknives
I always carry a #1 Mora fixed blade (a little less than 4" blade). I use it at least every other trip in a substantial way, usually to get a fire going with wet wood. I also rarely carry stak...

In GEAR » <1oz pocketknives
December 23, 8:39pm

Re: Feedback on my winter backpacking gear?
* Here are some hammock hot tent ideas: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=40574 * Try to find a group or at least one person to go with if you can. If not, at least carry a PL...

In Gear Lists » Feedback on my winter backpacking gear?
December 23, 8:21pm

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