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I never used tennis balls (or anything else) and the bags always dry and loft perfectly... so why bother? The real danger, IMO, is if the dryer you are using has any burrs or sharp edges that ca...

In GEAR » Drying down sleeping bags
April 28, 3:37pm

start cheap
If using with a tarp a bivy is usually for splash protection and "misting". Non-waterproof tops can handle most of this without an issue. However, you might be surprised by how breathable...

In GEAR » Oware 'High Air Perm' Bivy
April 25, 9:45pm

Courtney- very informative. It helps explain why I have a pair of will mittens (non-Merino) and old wool work shirts that are impossible to wear out. Also, the fact that many people here have had b...

In GEAR » durability of wool brands
April 23, 1:33pm

Given all the responses, durability does seem variable. However, the toughest wool baselayer I have ever used is my Arcteryx Rho zip-neck thingy. Mine is a 90/10 wool and lycra blend, and it is ...

In GEAR » durability of wool brands
April 22, 10:24pm

My experience with Smartwool has been inconsistent. My wife and I have numerous Smartwool mid and lightweight tops and bottoms. Some of them have a dozen holes, others wear like iron. Durability se...

In GEAR » durability of wool brands
April 22, 11:11am

I do, sometimes
I too would use silk baselayers instead of a liner as I found the weight to be identical and I could layer over them if needed. However, I never used the baselayers for hiking as they would acquire...

In GEAR » Silk Liner
April 15, 10:59am

I'm longwinded
There is a lot going on here- many different topics. My previous post was an attempt to suggest a thread to tie them all together if a book is your intention. “In the end I just feel like spe...

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 11, 2:55pm

What is your goal in writing the book- to compare different backpacking styles? I am not sure we need another instruction-type manual… though personal accounts can always be interesting if well ...

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 11, 11:11am

another option
Cameron- you and I have the exact same criteria for a belay parka and I too have been deliberating over a Rab Endurance for over a year now. I have never seen one, but did check out a Rab Neutr...

In GEAR » Winter Down Jacket
April 08, 5:59pm

Dan, take this statement, “I've been weirded out by people with guns in the backcountry but it was always the particular person with the gun, and not the gun itself.” A person that makes yo...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 17, 6:12pm

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