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Re: northbound AT gear list
I would add: compass map whistle (plastic pealess is best) backup fire source (another lighter, firesteel, or matches) sunglasses patch kit for sleeping pad I've used Esbit for the l...

In Gear Lists » northbound AT gear list
December 17, 9:22am

Re: Winter hiking and perspiration
"If I broke a leg, and had to stay on the mountain until rescued, that wetted cap would have frozen quickly." Slap the hat against your leg a few times. It'll seem very dry and war...

In GEAR » Winter hiking and perspiration
December 16, 9:25am

leather gloves
I like leather glove shells too for durability and using around the fire. I buy the Wells-Lamont insulated gloves and cut out the liner. I'm currently using the pigskin model. I use military su...

In GEAR » Best DURABLE glove?
December 13, 2:17pm

Re: 0F Bags
Petra, A 0F 650 fill bag will keep you as warm as an 800 fill bag. The difference is just in weight and feel of the bag. An 800 bag will be maybe a pound lighter, and it will compress easier and...

In GEAR » 0F Sleeping Bags
December 12, 12:29pm

re: dealing with wood fires and preventing eye irritation
- Pay attention to wind direction. ;) - Hardwoods generally smoke less than softwoods. (Resin content is a factor too.) - Dry wood smokes less than wet wood. - The more efficient a stove i...

In GEAR » Goggles with closed cell foam for dealing with wood fires and preventing eye irritation
December 08, 8:50pm

Re: Who in So Cal is going out this COLD weekend?
"Saturday High 37F, Low 29F ... SoCal peeps, forecast this weekend is for arctic chilly Willy weather." ROFL!

In Winter Hiking » Who in So Cal is going out this COLD weekend?
December 06, 10:50pm

Re: 2014 Michigan UP XC Ski Tour
Hi rOg, Thanks! It sounds like my kind of fun! The colder the better! :) I'll assess my distance skiing endurance as soon as the snow gets to me, or I get to it. Then, I'll let you know ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2014 Michigan UP XC Ski Tour
December 03, 3:58pm

Re: 2014 Michigan UP XC Ski Tour
This sounds fun! I'm not sure if my fitness and skiing ability are up to it, but I'm considering it. I have Rossi BC70's which seem to be well-suited to this. What is the terrain lik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2014 Michigan UP XC Ski Tour
December 03, 12:47pm

Re: SCARP 2 winter mods photos
These are awesome mods. Thanks again for the idea and photos, Eric! I'm most of the way through doing these to my Scarp 2. I've done the grommet tabs and the velcro. Somehow, I was able ...

In GEAR » SCARP 2 winter mods photos
December 01, 9:55pm

Re: Socks - neoprene or goretex?
Here's what I use: polypropylene liner socks VB socks: thin neoprene socks or turkey-sized oven bags (whatever will fit without restricting circulation) wool socks, use thicker ones for co...

In GEAR » Socks - neoprene or goretex?
December 01, 9:32pm

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