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Re: PCT 2014 list
Here's what I would change if it were my list. add: topo maps compass fire lighting device and backup and small amount of tinder whistle headlamp suitable for night hiking sunscreen m...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
November 08, 8:13am

Re: old school
Another wintertrekker fan here. "For myself, I've gradually adopted wool pants, a simple fleece jacket, an unlined wind breaker and a wool shirt over my base layer while ski touring. Al...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 05, 10:48am

Re: Open relationships, polyamory, etc
This is Backpacking Light. Bringing along more than one spouse is way too excessive! ;-)

In Chaff » Open relationships, polyamory, etc
November 03, 10:11am

killer cotton
Cotton kills, except when it doesn't. :) In dry cold conditions, it works great as a breathable shell. And, it's more durable than synthetics (most important if you're gathering/process...

In Winter Hiking » Crazy winter hiking dream
November 01, 6:49pm

Re: Crazy winter hiking dream
Sounds like my kind of trip! I'm not a great skier, but asking if skis or snowshoes would be better indicates that you likely haven't used skis. :) They're faster, but only if your r...

In Winter Hiking » Crazy winter hiking dream
November 01, 11:02am

shell
Great article and photos! I especially enjoyed the discussion of tarp options. "The layer I wish to replace the most is my wind shirt. I’m still waiting for the day when I can bring a wat...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: The Wintry Fringe Season in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness
October 31, 12:07pm

Re: Glove/mitten system
In cold weather, I'm building a fire, and that means gathering and processing firewood. Leather is great because of its durability and resistance to heat and fire. Gloves (around camp at 10...

In GEAR » Glove/mitten system
October 30, 12:25pm

Re: Pacific Crest Trail 2014 NOBO
Looks good. You might consider a backup fire source because it's light and can be critical if needed. I like to keep a compass very accessible for quick reality checks. I prefer picaridin...

In Gear Lists » Pacific Crest Trail 2014 NOBO
October 30, 9:40am

Re: Synthetic Vest
For anything active, I pile on more fleece. For hanging around down to 30, I take a light fleece jacket and then use my rain shell and down sleeping bag to supplement insulation if needed. Ma...

In GEAR » Synthetic Vest w/ 60g/m2 Primaloft One or similar: Best Option?
October 26, 10:43am

yay!
How else would I hear about the brain dead simple system to cut my grocery bill by 90%?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
October 24, 11:18am

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