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Re: Re: Design for the intended use
I'm pretty sure I saw once on this forum someone make a drawstring footbox and then for colder temps had a down filled 'plug' to insert in the small opening in the footbox left by the d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilts: Is a drawstring footbox as warm as a sewn footbox?
October 17, 8:26am

Re: Tahoe Rim Trail early October
The weather ended up blowing up my thru-hike plans. I pushed back my start one day because of thunderstorm, 45mph gusts forecast for my 1st night at Star Lake. I ended up spending my first two ni...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe Rim Trail early October
October 15, 4:19pm

Re: Re: Re: winter-worthy NeoAir
Here's a picture of my trimmed Ridgerest: It's 70" long, and I just cut it to fit my body while lying down for the rest of it. The Ridgerest isn't nearly as comfortable a...

In GEAR » winter-worthy NeoAir
October 14, 6:22pm

Re: winter-worthy NeoAir
The only flaw I see is the claim of 3-4 R-Value for such a thin pad. I'm wondering how they get an R-Value of 3-4 from a .39" thick closed cell pad. In this thread, Richard Nisley stat...

In GEAR » winter-worthy NeoAir
October 14, 4:09pm

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

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