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Unplanned bivy stories
AKA "epics" if you are searching the net, "Epics on Everest: Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peak" I seem to recall a good account in one of the books of the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Surviving the cold without a tent or a sleeping bag
November 26, 12:28pm

may as well use plastic instead
and save your emergency bivy. Neither are breathable, so just duct tape and plastic will give a functional equivalent. Climb in at home and take a nap outside at night to check how you like it. Mak...

In GEAR » Super-Cheap Bivy
November 25, 8:38pm

Anabasis,
The earliest first-person historical account ever, has them ditching gear like crazy: "Let us look another matter in the face. How are we to march most safely? or where blows are needed, ho...

In Content Solicitations » Solicitation: Your Lightweight Testimony
November 25, 1:57pm

ice stove photo
Glad you like it Roger, it seemed like a true BPL pic. If you want, I have a few more full size photos and maybe they are better. PM me an email address if you like, use them as you wish. I ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
November 24, 11:57am

0 degrees C stove operation
I thought it was an interesting fact that Roger Caffin posted: -20 C is the cutoff for 30/70 canisters. Much weight, time and effort has been dedicated to keeping the canister off the snow, but if...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
November 23, 3:23pm

light camp sandal
An idea I saw here somewhere is dual-using your insoles with some stretchy cord. Never tried it yet.

In GEAR » Lightweight Summer Camp Shoe Ideas
November 22, 9:34pm

Ion
only $7995!

In Gear Deals » Tarptent and Golite Packs
November 22, 6:43pm

thoughts
Try using the orange construction site fencing for snowshoe webbings.

In Make Your Own Gear » anybody make there own plastic snowshoes?
November 22, 5:17pm

That shirt is on for $56 - orange
steepandcheap for a few more minutes

In GEAR » Let's talk about softshell clothing systems!
November 22, 4:41pm

sweet Powershield
I got a 10 oz powershield shirt that is fantastic for colder temps where, as Dr. J mentioned, you leave it on all day. Backcountry.com Rime Pullover: hoodless, 1 chest pocket, 1/2 zip. LINK I h...

In GEAR » Let's talk about softshell clothing systems!
November 22, 12:06am

All Reader Reviews by Paul Tree

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Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I have a later version with leg zips. When hiking steep uphills, these pants are a real handicap because they try to keep you from lifting your knee. Made my summit twice as hard to keep fighting that...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 10:24am

OR Verglas Gaiters (mens)
You rate them without ever having used them? That is beyond belief. Quote: "I give these a 4, without using them outside at all, so be aware they may be a 5 for a particular use." Or,...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 11, 1:31pm

GU Energy Gel
They do work, better than PowerGel. Faster than food. Works fine at low temps. I don't mind the taste or texture. I've gone snowboarding all day with no other food than 5 GU packets. Cons:...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
October 17, 4:10pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
These things are awesome. 240 calories and very small and uber healthy. They had them at Trader Joe's.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
October 17, 4:02pm