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Re: Need recommendations on a tent
The Tarptent Moment double wall might work for him. It's a little over 2 lbs. The BA Copper Spur UL1 might work, but he'd have to try it. I'm 5'8", but I like to stretch out...

In GEAR » Need recommendations on a tent
December 30, 2:47pm

Re: Steps toward lightening the load
I find quilts too drafty below about 40-50F. You might consider looking at the other side of the problem: why you can't sleep in a mummy bag. Maybe you can if you do something differently?

In GEAR » Steps toward lightening the load
December 30, 2:43pm

Re: Please help me fit my pack
I agree with Ian's comment. Set to medium or a bit larger. My build/pack size is similar. This is what I do: Loosen all straps fully. Put pack on. Lean forward to take weight off hip b...

In GEAR » Please help me fit my pack
December 27, 7:31pm

Re: Good base layer gloves?
If you want wool, check out the US military surplus wool liners. They come in several sizes. XL is around a 5, but they also have a 6.

In GEAR » Good base layer gloves?
December 27, 7:17pm

Re: Trail Runners and Snow
Down to 15F or so I use GoreTex socks, mesh trail runners, thick wool socks, and polypro liners. Sometimes I add oven bags over the liners to serve as vapor barriers. It works ok, but the shoes soa...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 19, 10:52am

Re: 8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
My Gorilla (2010 or so model) is much more comfortable with the stay even with a low pack weight. I would add: compass map whistle backup fire source

In Gear Lists » 8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
December 17, 6:39pm

compass
Ok, that guide counts as a map. A compass is one of those things you don't need until you need it. ;)

In Gear Lists » northbound AT gear list
December 17, 2:41pm

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

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