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Re: winter clothing advice/critique
"We may encounter some rain/snow, but if the weather forecast is not looking good I will probably not be going." But that's when all of the winter fun is! :) Looks good overal...

In Gear Lists » winter clothing advice/critique
November 21, 8:33am

Re: MLD Duomid
I avoid cuben due to price and questionable seam strength.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
November 20, 7:55am

Re: get a room
This all falls under the "What is your sex?" question. Hopefully it was an essay question rather than a checkbox?

In Chaff » Latest survey for BPLrs
November 19, 8:17pm

Re: most miserable cold night!
As a generalization, females often need a sleeping bag rated 10-15 degrees warmer. For 20 degrees, you need at least a "10 degree" bag, unless it specifies that the rating is for women. K...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 19, 7:38pm

Re: The inevitable Drone legalization of the JMT
"Why do I get that sinking feeling that David Chenault will at any moment now post defending the use of drones in the wilderness??? :)" Because he is probably watching you post on this...

In GEAR » Anti-Drone !
November 18, 4:01pm

Re: Where to cut down
Looks good. If it were my list, I'd make these changes: add waterproof pack liner (trash compactor bag) add compass add whistle add backup firestarter and emergency tinder add sunscreen ...

In Gear Lists » Where to cut down
November 18, 9:00am

Re: Clothing critique
Kevin, I'm a fairly warm sleeper, and I often feel heat loss through my Synmal UL7 at about 35F. I use a 1.7 oz 19" x 16" piece of 1/4" thick CCF under my hips to torso. It...

In Gear Lists » Clothing critique
November 13, 9:17am

Re: Warmest, most breathable winter mid layer
Polyester fleece--whatever I happen to find. It's generally either a discount store garment purchased for $20 or so, or one given to me free at work (logo wear). If that isn't warm enoug...

In GEAR » Warmest, most breathable winter mid layer
November 12, 10:51am

Re: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
Eric, thanks for finding and including some of that article. I think it makes the point well that synthetic is so bad when wet that it's even comparable to wet down, or even worse than down on ...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 05, 7:20pm

Re: goretex socks vs overboots
I use GoreTex socks with mesh trail runners in the winter in deep snow, but the cold limit on that for me is about 15F if I'm using a VBL and don't stop for more than 15 min. The GoreTex so...

In Winter Hiking » goretex socks vs overboots
November 05, 3:09pm

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