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Re: Re: Re: Recommended gear list for ultralight winter backpacking?
You won't sink down very far in the snow due to melting underneath you. You'll see a little melting and sinking, but nothing significant. Here's my gear list I used last winter in up...

In Gear Lists » Recommended gear list for ultralight winter backpacking?
December 21, 11:20am

Re: Lashing Hiking Poles Together for Pyramid Shelter
When I had a mid, I connected my BD poles together with an 8 inch section of pole sawed from a replacement lower section. It was around 1.6-1.9 oz. Just remove the 2 lower pole sections, and insert...

In GEAR » Lashing Hiking Poles Together for Pyramid Shelter
December 20, 2:27pm

Re: Scarp 2 arrived!
Awesome mods, Eric! I have a Scarp 2 also, so I'll be reading any of your mod posts intently.

In GEAR » Scarp 2 arrived!
December 20, 10:45am

Re: Sawyer Inline Versus Steripen
I've used the Sawyer Squeeze and the Steripen Opti. Both worked well. One way to look at it is which failure would you rather deal with: obscure blink codes and dead batteries versus ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Inline Versus Steripen
December 20, 10:39am

Re: GTX socks/trail runner user...not incredibly happy....advice wanted
Throw out the standard no waterproof footwear guideline for winter. If feet need insulation to stay warm, then that insulation needs to be dry. I use GTX socks which are way over sized. They wor...

In Winter Hiking » GTX socks/trail runner user...not incredibly happy....advice wanted
December 12, 12:31pm

Re: Re: winter tent recommendations
Ben, I don't know. This will be my first ski trip there too. Edit: Another option I'm leaning towards is taking the lift at Timberline up so that I can save my energy for the wildern...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
December 11, 6:32am

Re: winter tent recommendations
Ben, I'll probably do the same trip on skis this winter. I would've taken either a BA Copper Spur UL1 or an 8x10 flat tarp on this trip, even with more than a foot of snow in the fore...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
December 10, 10:40am

can't make it
Unfortunately, some things have come up, and I won't be able to make this trip.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
October 23, 7:41am

Re: New to UL -- Rocky Mtn, 3 season kit
Good, well thought-out list. You're probably carrying more stuff in your survival gear and ditty bag than you really need. Only you can determine what. :) A #1 Mora classic fixed blade knife...

In Gear Lists » New to UL -- Rocky Mtn, 3 season kit
October 01, 3:52pm

Re: Considering a GG Gorilla, but afraid to give up my osprey frame...
I have to laugh at this thread because I have a Gorilla, and I've been considering trying an Osprey Exos or other model because of the mesh back. My back always seems too sweaty. I often like t...

In GEAR » Considering a GG Gorilla, but afraid to give up my osprey frame...
September 21, 8:04am

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