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Rain Kilt
I really like the kilt, especially in mild weather. Delmar, usually I am wearing shorts when I take a kilt. If I am wearing long pants, its probably colder, and I often take rain pants. The kilt...

In GEAR » Which Rain Kilt
February 04, 4:19pm

Weekend Whitewater Rafting Destinations?
You have a lot of options within 8 hours. I will start with the ones I have the most experience with. The Big South Fork of the Cumberland(Ky-Tn) has some good water and nice scenery. The Big 3 ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weekend Whitewater Rafting Destinations <10hr drive from Indianapolis?
February 04, 1:21pm

Google book
Has anyone used this yet? Its very light and cheap and has a keyboard. I understand it has a Google operating system. I am kind of stuck with windows to some extent because I work off a windows ...

In Other Activities » Help me pick a computer
February 03, 10:05am

Zelph Starlite
Love mine too The only downside is that is not too stable unless you use a come like Dan does

In GEAR » Zelph Starlyte alcohol stove
February 01, 8:29pm

M10
I think it depends on your usage. If wearing it a lot, breathability becomes more important than weight to me. If you mostly have it in your pack in case it rains, then weight becomes more importan...

In GEAR » Convince me I don't want an M10?
February 01, 8:17am

Updated SUL Clothing 40F
I agree with you that something a little fleecy would be a welcome addition if its 40 degrees and raining. And then you can probably drop the silks. I think the Cap4/T2 would suffice in the temper...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Updated SUL Clothing 40F
January 30, 1:46pm

A Desert Noob visits Big Bend
Thanks for sharing this beautiful trip. I just wish Big Bend was close to anything...something. I didn't even go out that far when I lived in Austin.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Desert Noob visits Big Bend
January 30, 1:02pm

What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
My typical big 4: Pack is a Zpacks Zero @ 5 oz. $90 Pad is a wide Xlite @ 16 oz. $125 + GG thinlight @ 2.5 oz $16 Quilt EE Rev long/wide @ 20 oz $250(app...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 30, 9:12am

Grayson Highlands in January
Ryan, the shelter was the Thomas Knob shelter. Its up near the spur trail to Mt. Rogers. It was really nasty up there that night. Its a really sturdy, enclosed shelter but we all felt like it coul...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grayson Highlands in January
January 30, 8:19am

Updated SUL Clothing 40F
I would agree that you generally don't want to walk in your puffy, especially in cold rain, which we see a lot of in the SE. A T2/Cap4 under a windshirt and/or cape is plenty down to 40 degree...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Updated SUL Clothing 40F
January 29, 3:03pm

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