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Re: lightest 3 person double wall tent for $250
Save up a little more and get a Tarptent Hogback. :)

In GEAR » lightest 3 person double wall tent for $250
February 20, 1:28pm

Re: Notch vs Lunar solo
I have a TT Scarp 2 and Hogback and had a Moment. All of these have the struts. I haven't found it to be a big challenge, but maybe the Notch sack is smaller. Make sure you're rolling the t...

In GEAR » Notch vs Lunar Duo
February 19, 10:12am

Re: Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
I don't like quilts below 40F due to drafts. I have a 30F 2 lb synthetic quilt which I use sometimes (wet, humid weather) for temps above 40F. Otherwise, I just take my 21 oz 30F down bag an...

In GEAR » Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
February 17, 7:48am

Jim, The gaiters are Rab Hispar: http://us.rab.uk.com/products/mens-clothing/gaiters/hispar-gaiter.html I haven't had the opportunity to use them much lately, but I'm still happy wit...

In GEAR » Winter Boots
February 12, 11:00am

Re: Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
What kind of skiing? Nordic or downhill? I'd say you probably want to go with light soft shell pants and jacket for either type, especially Nordic for the breathability. This would be import...

In GEAR » Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
February 11, 2:53pm

Neoprene socks
Jim, I've been using the 0.5 mm NRS HydroSkin Wetsocks: http://www.nrs.com/product/2342/nrs-hydroskin-wetsocks I'm not sure yet if these work as well as a purely waterproof sock, b...

In GEAR » Winter Boots
February 11, 2:38pm

Re: Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
I think the one I have is Rothco, not sure though. It has held up fine under light use. (Sometimes I use the fleece one.) Not sure how their online sales are, but I purchased mine in person here...

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 2:28pm

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 This has been my favorite shelter over the past few years. It replaced a TT Moment, and I like it the CS slightly better. I don't go winter mountaineering, but I us...

In GEAR » A Casual Poll: Your Fave Go-to 3 season Solo Shelter
February 08, 6:27pm

Re: AT NOBO gear list
Good list. I'd add a map, compass, and whistle. I consider stakes a luxury item when there are sticks or rocks available. :)

In Gear Lists » AT NOBO gear list
February 06, 8:34am

A #1 or #2 Mora knife would be just as functional, half the weight, and over half the price.

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List 2014
February 01, 8:06am

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