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All Forum Posts by Michael Martin

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Re: The best thing for staying dryer in snow camping
Hi Richard- Thanks for creating the new thread. This is a fascinating topic! Your hypothesis about the T37 acting as a VB would certainly explain the moisture protection that Mike C! experie...

In GEAR » The best thing for staying dryer in snow camping
December 18, 10:46pm

Re: Myths - Hats and the Cold
Great topic! To a certain extent, you can shift your "personal insulation" around to maintain warmth -- e.g. wearing a hat instead of a windshirt, etc. Your blood flow will even out t...

In Winter Hiking » Myths - Hats and the Cold
December 18, 8:05pm

Re: Considering a Nunatak Raku
I've gone through the same thought exercise as you, but I've never used a Raku. (I do own and have used a bunch of other Nunatak stuff and can vouch for their quality and Tom's custome...

In Winter Hiking » Considering a Nunatak Raku
December 16, 9:00pm

Re: RBH Vapor Therm Shirt and Pants
Hi Chris- I've also used an RBH Vaportherm shirt extensively over the last year. I suspect that your wool base layer is too absorbent. I've had good luck with a lightweight synthetic t...

In GEAR » RBH Vapor Therm Shirt and Pants
December 16, 11:32am

Re: aha!
>> Mike, any suggestions on actual brands of syn. sack I realize this was probably directed at the other Mike (!), but I've had good luck with the Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 15. Bo...

In GEAR » Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
December 15, 11:08pm

Re: Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
I just saw your note about car camping. In that case, yes, bring something -- a mylar space bag, a bivy, a couple of hefty bags, whatever. It's not like your sleeping bag is going to sudden...

In GEAR » Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
December 15, 9:53pm

Re: RE:Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
If you were out for multiple nights, a bivy might be a good insurance policy. And, even for one night, bring one along and try it for the experience. :) But for one night, unless you're cl...

In GEAR » Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
December 15, 9:36pm

Re: Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
Hi All- A couple of miscellaneous notes: 1) For one night, you can get away with anything. In your position, I'd skip the bivy. 2) Snow shelter design is an art. If you can keep it ju...

In GEAR » Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
December 15, 9:21pm

Re: which pad for 20 F
I use a cut-down, tapered Ridge Rest Deluxe pad for those temps -- 13 ounces, R 3.1. I just stuff my pack under my feet. An Arc Alpinist itself by itself won't get you down to 20 degrees, t...

In GEAR » which pad for 20 F
December 11, 11:29am

Re: Magic Golite Thread
>> Isn't most thread hydrophilic (i.e. water-loving)? Yah, I would assume so. In fact, much of the value of seam sealing is to make the thread hydrophobic to reduce wicking. Nevert...

In Make Your Own Gear » Magic Golite Thread
December 01, 12:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm