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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

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

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

Re: Warmth in True Wetness

In Philosophy & Technique » Warmth in True Wetness
October 23, 3:20pm

Re: Dromedary Hydration
"I'm thinking I can stick with this method using the new sawyer fast fill method, so long as my backpack is not to full." What is the sawyer fast fill method? How are you able t...

In GEAR » Dromedary Hydration
October 23, 12:17pm

Re: Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
Don't stand around camp. :) I keep busy or sit around a fire. If I'm not doing that, then I'm in my sleeping bag. If I really want to stand/sit around camp to be social, my sleeping bag...

In Winter Hiking » Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
October 22, 9:35am

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