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Re: questions
James- what did you end up getting? For my upcoming trip, where I don't expect the lows to be worse than 20F, but more likely somewhere between 25-40F, I'm going to take Steve's sugg...

In GEAR » Which down balaclava?
September 30, 10:06am

Re: contact lens wearers
I wear Accuvue 2's, which are good for 2 weeks if you take them out at night, or six days on non-stop wear, according to Acuvue. I take mine out at night at home, but leave them in for overnig...

In Philosophy & Technique » contact lens wearers
September 30, 9:52am

Re: tent stakes/pegs
+1 on 2 Ti Nail or aluminum Easton type stake for the ridgeline plus the appropriate number of shepards hood stakes for the corner and side guyouts. I bring 8 shepards hook stakes on multi night t...

In GEAR » tent stakes/pegs
September 29, 8:23am

Re: Re: Peanut butter lovers - what do you carry it in
I carry it inside pretzels.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Peanut butter lovers - what do you carry it in
September 29, 8:09am

Re: Which down balaclava?
I asked about down balaclavas a while back, in this thread. Of note, Roger Caffin said the Katabatic's were very warm, Feathered Friends has some but you have to ask, and Ben from Goosefeet ...

In GEAR » Which down balaclava?
September 29, 7:29am

Final-ish TRT gear list with pictures
I sometimes think when I'm looking at a gear list that it'd be nice to actually see what all that gear looks like, not necessarily to ogle, but to visually see now 'much' gear it is...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe Rim Trail early October
September 28, 3:58pm

Re: H2O amts per hour
I had a thread on this about 2 months ago, because I'm leaving for a trip on Saturday where I'll have a couple long, dry stretches. The Hammer Nutrition link in one of the responses has so...

In GEAR » H2O amts per hour
September 28, 9:07am

Re: Re: Windpro
Roger Caffin wrote a two part technical article on choosing and using canister stoves in winter.

In GEAR » Finalizing other winter gear - feedback appreciated
September 24, 3:36pm

Re: How to Pack Synthetic Insulated Garments
I used a BPL Cocoon hoody and full zip pants last winter and I stuffed them, sticking close to the BPL guidelines of 16 oz of cocoon to (if memory serves, since the new stuff has not such recommend...

In GEAR » How to Pack Synthetic Insulated Garments
September 23, 6:19pm

Tahoe Rim Trail early October updated list
Thanks for the link to the Echo Chalet. I suspected it might not be open after Labor Day. I'm just counting on the pay phone at Upper Echo Lake to check in with family. Know of any other payp...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe Rim Trail early October
September 14, 7:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm