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Haha, brilliant me, reinventing the wheel! Have to say though, those BA bags don't seem to have saved much weight, though their gear seems to be heavier to begin with. I've got an older...

In GEAR » idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
October 07, 11:06am

idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
I like the way a sleeping bag blocks drafts and encloses the body well when it's cold, not just mild. I like a sleeping bag's real hood (for a couple reasons). Of course I also like a qui...

In GEAR » idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
October 07, 10:38am

Well SOMEbody's gotta be the smartest person in the room, it might as well be Roger. I think we are misreading his use of the terms HYOH and YMMV. It's more like "HYOH/YMMV... and yo...

In GEAR » How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
October 02, 8:40pm

I'd love to see some pics of side/belly sleepers actually in their quilts. I still don't see how my fellow belly sleepers keep their arms covered unless they get an extra long quilt. And ...

In GEAR » hesitant about buying a quilt because I toss and turn a lot
September 23, 7:32pm

"And if you are unable to activate the unit - well, nobody knows where you are. The SPOT usage model is much different in that folks should know where you are because you've been "Tra...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 15, 6:00pm

Zorg, you correctly referenced 406link.com above, which pretty much eliminates the statement "you can't test your PLB through the satellite system". Yes, it costs $40-$60, but that i...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 13, 9:14pm

Zorg, if you wish to be ignorant then that's up to you, but please stop spreading your cluelessness online where others could be affected by it. Most PLBs can be tested thoroughly, including f...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 12, 12:42pm

low rise shoe with most forefoot cushioning?
I am running with a forefoot/midfoot strike but still want cushioning for runs on pavement, where minimally cushioned shoes cause me problems. Which shoes with minimal heel rise still offer good...

In GEAR » low rise shoe with most forefoot cushioning?
September 12, 8:33am

98% of my hiking is solo. I do some off-trail stuff too. I carried a SPOT2 for a couple years. Switched last year to an ACR resqlink for all the reasons listed in earlier posts. My first priori...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 11, 9:36am

Dang, sorry guys, I didn't see Dave C's thread; I shoulda searched first. No doubt he's got the detailed info.

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody: alternative to the venerable R1 Hoody?
September 08, 9:03am

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