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ID E-Vent bivy zipper
Steve - Do you have the ID overbag that just has the draw-string closure?

In GEAR » Add a side zipper to a bivy
November 14, 3:12pm

"a bothy isn't designed for overnight use." it designed as shelter for short breaks and for an emergency
and if your emergency extends through the night you'll be happy to have it. climbing into and closing up a bivy is a pretty isolating feeling especially if things are going sideways. sure, may...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 12, 11:41am

i've never used either in an emergency, but
i have hung-out in a bothy for lunch and other stops and they certainly do rock. you throw the thing up and bam, you are out of the elements. the down-side is if the conditions truly suck, but you ...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 11, 7:47pm

the important calculus of determining appropriate protection - what are the chances of a fall and what are the consequences – everybody has their own risk curve
"in a pinch, on soft snow, you can use a spike ended tube for self arrest. I would grab it a few inches from the pointy end with my left hand (I'm right handed) and somewhere towards the t...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
October 31, 10:21am

Re: so how do you self arrest with that thing?
are you talking about op's desire for a shaft with a grip and no axe head? i don't think the plan is to self-arrest, just self-belay. If you're talking about the petzl snowtube, as...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
October 31, 8:30am

somebody had to go and say "tactical"
now whenever somebody puts "tactical" and "pack" into google they are gonna find their way here. not that i have anything against folks that dress head to toe in 5.11 and carry...

In GEAR » Patagucci as technical wear?
October 29, 8:48pm

They were a special (old school) offer from wt last year. the style goes back to before the private equity company came in and doesn't really fit with their new product direction. they were th...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 29, 4:02pm

if you are looking for a 100g jacket
there's a company on ebay right now blowing-out the wild things 4oz primaloft (sport?) hooded sweater for $90. if you find a color/size combination you like that's a hard price to beat. to...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 29, 2:06pm

peter - you may be thinking of the black diamond whippet or
the petzl snowscopic which has both a pick and adze and looks more like an ice axe with a ski pole sticking out the bottom. there are also a couple of grip replacements for ski poles that have a p...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
October 29, 9:49am

for winter use in snow i'm a big fan of soft shell pants made from schoeller dryskin w/3xdry
find a brand that fits and uses dryskin and you will bee good-to-go. the pair i have has schoeller WB-400 in the seat and knees for added protection when sitting or kneeling. i've used a bunch...

In GEAR » Backpacking snow shell pants
October 28, 9:47am

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