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Re: Happy Bung
Damp moss works so much better than anything which can be carried in. No, I haven't started a moss garden in the bathroom at home... yet!

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
October 06, 2:30pm

Re: keeping your head dry
I use a fleece ear band or light fleece cap. My head gets very sweaty quickly. When it starts to feel cold or annoy me, I take it off and slap it against my knee a few times. It's instantly nea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » keeping your head dry
October 03, 8:32am

Re: Where have all the Close Cell Foam Pads Gone?
I've seen the Ridgerest at large superstore chains like Meijer lately.

In GEAR » Where have all the Close Cell Foam Pads Gone?
October 01, 3:35pm

Re: winter in NY
I'm interested in doing a winter trip in NY, especially the Daks. I have plenty of winter experience, but no mountaineering/avalanche training.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 01, 1:04pm

Re: Re: bivy blizzards
"A few pointers from an Arctic Engineering class: 90% of the mass of wind-blown snow travels within an inch of the ground. If you create a snow-fence-type (rock wall, existing trees, stacked b...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
October 01, 12:22pm

Re: bivy blizzards
I'm switching to bivy-only this winter. Below the treeline, enough natural shelter to block wind-blown snow is easy enough to find or quickly construct. Above the treeline, you have to rely on ...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
October 01, 12:21pm

Re: Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
There are lots of well-watered loop options in WV in Otter Creek or Cranberry wilderness areas. Edit: Forgot to include link:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 29, 1:43pm

Re: Lightweight 3 person shelter (1 adult + 2 kids)
We use both a Scarp 2 and a Hogback for our family of 6. (I'm the Sherpa. Know any good chiropractors?) The Hogback is only 5 oz heavier than the Scarp 2, and it takes up nearly the same pack s...

In GEAR » Lightweight 3 person shelter (1 adult + 2 kids)
September 29, 10:37am

Re: Lightest tent for snow?
Put the center pole on well-compacted snow and something about 6" or wider--a flat piece of wood, frisbee, rock. If you're below the treeline, use buried sticks and extra anchor guyline...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 10:17pm

Re: Shoe repair question
Shoe Goo for everything

In GEAR » Shoe repair question
September 28, 10:04pm

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