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When your pants are kinda heavy...
I have two pairs of (mostly, 95%) nylon pants I'm using now: (1) older-style Arc'Teryx Ramparts = 9.0 oz (2) First Ascent Guides = 12.3 oz (these feel like a heavier nylon and have zi...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 16, 11:02pm

Air bag for inflation
It's easy and cheap to just buy an Instaflator. It's a very long plastic bag tube with a connector piece already attached. You can cut it down and still have an effective inflation bag. I&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » air bag for neoair
February 15, 9:06pm

Re: Need Help: Photos of Dan's Zelph Stoves at the GGG!!!
Tony, Thanks for this. I don't have any pictures, unfortunately, but for those at the GGG, these stove kits were in a bin inside the "welcome tent" near the name tags. I think ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
February 15, 12:43pm

Hendrik's Layering Guide: How to dress for Winter
Hendrik recently put up a very good post about layering: http://hikinginfinland.com/2014/02/layering-guide-how-to-dress-for-winter.html This is so visual that it could be very useful info for...

In Philosophy & Technique » Layering: Staying Comfortable in the Mountains
February 14, 1:14pm

Re: BPL wedding....
Always a bridesmaid . . .

In Philosophy & Technique » UL positive feedback system
February 12, 8:51pm

Do sub 3.0 oz baselayer bottoms actually exist?
My quick take on sub-3 oz baselayers mirrors Dale's question above: During last weekend's "Portland Snowpocalypse," when walking around my neighborhood area when it was cold an...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do sub 3.0 oz baselayer bottoms actually exist?
February 12, 12:51am

Re: Re: Tarp Condensation
Some thoughts: What kind of surface did you set up on? What kind of groundsheet, if any, did you use and how much ground surface area was covered under the tarp? Were there any breezes? Where you i...

In GEAR » Tarp Condensation
February 12, 12:03am

Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
I use the Cocoon Hyperlight, with a fleece sleeve/tube covering most of it and deflated just a bit. I'm also a side-sleeper. This has worked for me, although with any pillow I've used (stuf...

In GEAR » Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
February 10, 10:39am

How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
Jen, If I take shorts + tights + wind pants combo, I still through in a cuben rain kilt.

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 09, 6:19pm

Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
"I think one of their fears is going out with people they don't know. I know that was one of MY fears. They need to know they can depend on the people they are with (to an extent, say for ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 09, 6:10pm

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