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shoulder girth is problematic
i have the same overbag and have room to spare with a wm antelope, which has an inside shoulder girth of 63". the overbag is pretty roomy and i have no problem with my bag lofting. with as r...

In Gear Swap » FS: Integral Designs all eVent sleeping bag cover
August 29, 12:17pm

nunatak luna pad
i like the nunatak luna pad. great by itself if it isn't too cold or layered under a torso length pad. i'm guessing my cut down version weighs somewhere south of 10 oz. just be sure you i...

In GEAR » favorite UL closed cell pad?
August 28, 11:43am

Nau M2 - nice, but no zipper
i couldn't hike with a hoodie that didn't have a deep chest zipper to help regulate temperature, especially if layered under a windshirt. the zipper going up and down, hood on and off and ...

In GEAR » ultralight hoody that's casual?
August 23, 10:01am

here's the best how to survive a bear attack
VIDEO or at least the most amusing

In GEAR » Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
August 21, 5:49pm

look for a preowned black diamond lighthouse
Decent interior space, 51"x 87", with plenty of headroom for what is a small tent. It's also great in a breeze and takes care of snow like a champ. Some folks don't like the ep...

In GEAR » Winter Tent Recommendations Please
August 20, 8:49pm

two things to think about when deciding on if and when to use your ice axe
what are the chances you're going to fall, and what happens if you fall. it's best to error on the side of caution.

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 6:44pm

Re: Re: Re: No arrest on ice
"Isn't that what we call Styrofoam Snow? Kind of crunchy." how about névé or firn for proper terminology.

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 5:36pm

Re: No arrest on ice
ok - for clarification, how about icy, frozen snow :-) technique and ice axe selection are going to come into play as to whether or not you are gonna stop (before you find the end of the run-out)...

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 5:02pm

Re: Re: when practicing please use a rubber protector or lots of tape on the adze
when practicing in soft snow covering the pick isn't a bad idea, but isn't going to be of much help when dealing with most ice. not 100% applicable to the current thread, but always a ...

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 1:40pm

i'd drop the softshell and add a helmet compatible fleece hoodie.
adds a lot of versitility when paired with a windshirt. bontrager makes a really nice hoodie or you can alway go with a pata r1 or nw alpine black spider hoodie. my go-to cool/cold weather combina...

In GEAR » How Useful is Softshell? Do You Use It?
August 12, 1:29pm

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