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Re: SnowShoe boots?
I've used slightly oversize minimalist trail runners with GoreTex socks and thick wool socks down to 10F. My toes were cold until I hiked for a few hours that morning, possibly partially due to...

In GEAR » SnowShoe boots?
December 28, 9:22pm

hot tent
Raquel: A hot tent has a stove inside for heat. Toxic gases and smoke are vented outside through a pipe.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Any insane winter backpackers?
December 27, 11:20pm

nothing at all
I got the lightest gear ever: nothing. ;)

In GEAR » So, What did Santa Bring his Ultra Light Helpers this Year?
December 26, 11:44am

Re: Downmat UL vs Synmat UL
I have a Synmat UL for 3 season use, but I prefer the thicker and more durable non-UL Downmat for winter because it's usually the only insulation underneath me. Below 0F at night, I add a CCF ...

In GEAR » Downmat UL vs Synmat UL
December 26, 11:41am

Re: <1oz pocketknives
I always carry a #1 Mora fixed blade (a little less than 4" blade). I use it at least every other trip in a substantial way, usually to get a fire going with wet wood. I also rarely carry stak...

In GEAR » <1oz pocketknives
December 23, 8:39pm

Re: Feedback on my winter backpacking gear?
* Here are some hammock hot tent ideas: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=40574 * Try to find a group or at least one person to go with if you can. If not, at least carry a PL...

In Gear Lists » Feedback on my winter backpacking gear?
December 23, 8:21pm

Re: Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking / backpacking.
I'd guess that you'd need to be wearing at least two pairs of thick wool socks for those temps. You probably need larger boots if those are your summer boots, as wearing more socks will mak...

In GEAR » Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking / backpacking.
December 23, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Recommended gear list for ultralight winter backpacking?
You won't sink down very far in the snow due to melting underneath you. You'll see a little melting and sinking, but nothing significant. Here's my gear list I used last winter in up...

In Gear Lists » Recommended gear list for ultralight winter backpacking?
December 21, 11:20am

Re: Lashing Hiking Poles Together for Pyramid Shelter
When I had a mid, I connected my BD poles together with an 8 inch section of pole sawed from a replacement lower section. It was around 1.6-1.9 oz. Just remove the 2 lower pole sections, and insert...

In GEAR » Lashing Hiking Poles Together for Pyramid Shelter
December 20, 2:27pm

Re: Scarp 2 arrived!
Awesome mods, Eric! I have a Scarp 2 also, so I'll be reading any of your mod posts intently.

In GEAR » Scarp 2 arrived!
December 20, 10:45am

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