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VHF Radio options
On the topic of two-way radios for those interested: My experience has been that VHF is more reliable than UHF in the mountains, even on the Amateur Radio bands (yes, I have a license). My su...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
December 20, 7:53pm

Re: Solo Tent Feedback Request
Most of the time I use my Tarptent Moment. Simple and very quick to put up, full bug and weather protection, a bathtub floor to keep me and my gear dry in a monsoon, and it is lighter than a regula...

In GEAR » Solo Tent Feedback Request
December 20, 7:17pm

POE?
@Ben: The text above is the exact email they sent. @Dustin: My pad was returned to Pacific Outdoor Equipment in Montana, not a retailer. I did get an RMA number via email from them. @Konrad:...

In GEAR » My frustrating times with the Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak AC
December 20, 4:05pm

Re: Murmur Christmas Present (Damm it
My new gear is being kept hostage until Christmas as well but I need to use it NOW! Some of it has been used before I had to "surrender" it though.

In GEAR » Murmur Christmas Present (Damm it
December 20, 9:45am

Why can't I get a replacement pad like the rest of you?
Sent my POE Peak Elite AC in a few weeks ago with an RMA number. Got an email from Josh one week ago that they would replace it with a new one but would not have a shipment until mid-January. I rep...

In GEAR » My frustrating times with the Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak AC
December 19, 7:38pm

Summerlite?
Surprised no one has mentioned the WM Summerlite at 19oz. Personally I think the baffled construction and full length zipper are worth the extra few ounces over a Highlite. It is my go-to bag for a...

In GEAR » 30~35F superlight sleeping bag options
December 19, 7:14pm

Re: Re wm
"If the down can move, the baffles are underfilled." The baffles on my WM bags don't seem too underfilled but they are continually baffled to move the down from the bottom undersid...

In GEAR » CT, WM sleeping bag dilemma
December 17, 10:30am

Re: What is your winter weight?
I have come to the conclusion that I can skimp on warm weather trips and live but don't care how much I have to carry in winter to stay alive and have fun. With the way things are going, my bas...

In Winter Hiking » What is your winter weight?
December 13, 2:15pm

Re: What do you wear?
(Brand names omitted to halt GearBuyer) Desert: LS convertible light-colored Synthetic Shirt Convertible pants Cotton or synthetic boxer briefs UL Rain Jacket or Windshirt if needed Light f...

In GEAR » What do you wear?
December 06, 11:17pm

Thermawrap
Thermawrap jacket user here. Great for mild conditions above 45 degrees IMO. I too find it about equivalent to a 100wt fleece + windshirt for half the weight and bulk. It is not warm enough as a st...

In GEAR » beta wanted: mont-bell ultralight thermawrap vest?
December 01, 9:55pm

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