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Re: Re wm
"If the down can move, the baffles are underfilled." The baffles on my WM bags don't seem too underfilled but they are continually baffled to move the down from the bottom undersid...

In GEAR » CT, WM sleeping bag dilemma
December 17, 10:30am

Re: What is your winter weight?
I have come to the conclusion that I can skimp on warm weather trips and live but don't care how much I have to carry in winter to stay alive and have fun. With the way things are going, my bas...

In Winter Hiking » What is your winter weight?
December 13, 2:15pm

Re: What do you wear?
(Brand names omitted to halt GearBuyer) Desert: LS convertible light-colored Synthetic Shirt Convertible pants Cotton or synthetic boxer briefs UL Rain Jacket or Windshirt if needed Light f...

In GEAR » What do you wear?
December 06, 11:17pm

Thermawrap jacket user here. Great for mild conditions above 45 degrees IMO. I too find it about equivalent to a 100wt fleece + windshirt for half the weight and bulk. It is not warm enough as a st...

In GEAR » beta wanted: mont-bell ultralight thermawrap vest?
December 01, 9:55pm

Pots and iPhones....
Thanks for the suggestions. I will look further into external battery options for the iPhone 4. I have used large portable solar panels in the past to run field equipment. High efficiency small pan...

In Gear Lists » Preleminary PCT/JMT Gear List
November 30, 7:41pm

Amateur Radio
Since I cannot go on my dayhike exercises now due to all the trigger happy hunters around here, I pass some of the time by playing with my Amateur "Ham" Radio equipment (FCC licensed, it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The doldrums
November 29, 12:06am

The advice and experience shared on this thread has been excellent. If anything, it helps to confirm my choices and though process for particular aspects. Thank you! Pack: The Circuit is now in ...

In Gear Lists » Preleminary PCT/JMT Gear List
November 28, 12:53am

Re: Backpacker mag $3.99 a year, up to 3 years
I have never ordered from discount magazine providers. Discount Mags seems legit from what I can tell. Has anyone had any problems with them? I would not want to get on a bunch of mailing list or g...

In Gear Deals » Backpacker mag $3.99 a year, up to 3 years
November 26, 12:13pm

I would jump all over this if it were a jacket but will have to settle for a MontBell Ex Light for now... Would like to hear from those who try them though!

In GEAR » Black Rock Gear Vest
November 25, 4:22pm

The Westcomb Specter LT has served me very well, I got it earlier this year (sorry, no multi-year experience yet). It has survived some intense off-trail bushwhacking, heavy pack rubbing, general t...

In GEAR » Long-term shell durability
November 25, 4:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan C

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DeLorme inReach SE
On many trips I used to carry a 406MHz PLB. For some activities I still do. But for everything else I have found the inReach SE fits the bill nicely. But realize that no matter what kind of electr...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
June 06, 12:04am