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Re: Just got back
Good to hear you had a great trip. It's interesting to hear how the gear list worked for you after the trip.

In Gear Lists » First Solo on JMT gear list
September 07, 8:34am

Re: Tell me about TT solid inners
I agree with the previous posters. Solid inners are also much better than mesh at stopping condensation from dripping on you. I was in a single wall Moment when hurricane Irene hit the mountains of...

In GEAR » Tell me about TT solid inners
September 05, 9:47pm

Re: Knife or multi-tool?
I carry a SAK Classic for convenience because it's so light and small, and a Mora #1 for cutting and firewood processing (both emergency and routine). The Mora can be purchased for just a littl...

In GEAR » Knife or multi-tool
September 05, 9:36pm

Re: Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
Cotton kills, but synthetic can be just as deadly too!

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 05, 5:44pm

Re: Sods roads
Winter access to the Sods is possible from the Red Creek Trailhead (near the Laneville wildlife cabin), Timberline ski lift (fee), or White Grass XC ski trails (fee).

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 05, 11:46am

Re: Better for your shell to be snug or loose?
I like my shell layer to be loose. I like the heat pump effect of the loose fabric for both heat and moisture control.

In GEAR » Better for your shell to be snug or loose?
September 05, 11:29am

Re: Looking for a mitt that fits this design
"I want what's called a 'convertible' mitt where the finger section folds back without removing the mitt." The term for that is "snow trap." :)

In GEAR » Looking for a mitt that fits this design
September 04, 9:17pm

Re: Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
The mileage and pace sounds good. Some options for locations which stand out to me for an "early winter" trip: Dolly Sods/Roaring Plains wilderness areas in WV Cranberry Wilderne...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 04, 7:49am

Re: It's that time of year again......hunting season
I got one of those cheap blaze orange mesh vests and cut it into 3 pieces: 2 front (already joined by a velcro strap) and 1 back. I then hemmed the cut edges (not necessary really). I put plastic m...

In Make Your Own Gear » It's that time of year again......hunting season
September 03, 7:42pm

Re: Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
I'm thinking about it. I can do 8-10 easily, but my pace is around 2-2.5 mph. I've backpacked in many wilderness areas in WV in all seasons and the Hickory Creek Wilderness in PA. A...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 03, 7:53am

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