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Re: Re: half bag...and replies
TE I think you should repost in philosophy and ethics forum. I'm guessing a lot of people will have strong opinions about your comments but it will drag this particular thread way off course.

In Gear Lists » Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, New Hampshire (White Mountains)
January 08, 6:49am

Re: Re: Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, NH Gear List for Review
>>>The Lion's Head winter route was rerouted in the late 1990's. I don't believe it's been rerouted since then. The bottom portion does have a couple steep sections...aroun...

In Gear Lists » Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, New Hampshire (White Mountains)
January 06, 8:04am

Re: Re: Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, NH Gear List for Review
re: high loft pants for a day hike of Washington I've summitted Washington in the winter at least a dozen times and spent over a hundred days ice climbing in Huntington, Tuckerman, and King ...

In Gear Lists » Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, New Hampshire (White Mountains)
January 06, 7:32am

Re: Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, NH
You can easily hike up Mount Washington in a day. You don't need a guide for it provided you have at least some experience with hiking in winter conditions and you have some basic experience...

In Gear Lists » Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, New Hampshire (White Mountains)
January 05, 9:19am

Re: Re: Cuben/Down Quilt
Plus I'm going to try ditching my bivy since the cuben should repel any minor splashes that might make it under my tarp. That saves another 7.25 oz.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
December 22, 3:11pm

Re: Best Practices for Cool Damp Weather Dressing
I hike a lot in New Hampshire and Maine and often experience similar conditions. This is what I wear during hiking if it's raining/foggy/misty: * Nylon fast drying shorts * cuben rain sk...

In GEAR » Best Practices for Cool Damp Weather Dressing
December 22, 9:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: "Cuben / Down Quilt"
Ok, thanks. I think it's going to last just fine because it's a quilt and shouldn't take much if any abuse for normal 3 season use. I will baby it. If there are problems downstream my g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
December 22, 7:27am

Re: Re: RE: "Cuben / Down Quilt"
Tim, have you had reports of durability issues with the .33 or just guessing it might be an issue downstream?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
December 21, 1:27pm

Re: Re: Ugly Mugs
Start of W. Ridge Mount Conness. Belaying on Tenaya Peak.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 21, 9:13am

Re: Re: "Cuben / Down Quilt"
Steven, Would you say then that the bottom temp range of the quilt is whatever the low temp is you're comfortable at without any additional clothing other than a light base layer? Actuall...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
December 19, 3:27pm

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am