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Cheap windbreakers.
The driducks jacket makes an OK windshirt with a little modification -- it's loose fitting, so some elastic at wrists and waist to keep the wind out(or rubber bands around your wrists and a st...

In GEAR » Windshirts and Hoodies That Won't Break the Bank
October 31, 9:21am

Dri Ducks
A cheap rain suit that works is Dri Ducks: http://www.froggtoggs.com/?outerwear/driducks get the ultralite suit. The main downside is that they are fragile. If you're careful and hike on ...

In GEAR » Windshirts and Hoodies That Won't Break the Bank
October 30, 4:56pm

Hot tent camping.
This website has a lot of info on hot tent camping (using a wood stove in a tent). http://wintertrekking.com/equipment/hot-tenting/ Sadly, their website was hacked and they lost a lot of info on...

In GEAR » wood stove inside a pyramid tent
October 30, 2:28pm

Relic of a inflatable sleeping pad
I picked up three similar air mattresses at a yard sale 20 years ago, at least 20 years old when I got them. One of them still works fine, the others sprung leaks. They're heavy but comfort...

In GEAR » Relic of a inflatable sleeping pad.
October 27, 11:33am

Dri Ducks
http://www.froggtoggs.com/?outerwear/driducks Lots of places carry them. People use the DriDucks Ultralite Rain Suit. The Ultralite poncho is OK. The Emergency poncho is very light but very del...

In GEAR » DriDucks question
October 27, 8:48am

I'd say see a different podiatrist. Find one who tries to keep runners running. Check with local running clubs for recommendations. I have foot problems and found a local podiatrist who runs...

In Philosophy & Technique » Footwear for crooked toes
October 18, 2:49pm

Tunnel hoods!
Dave G., Yes, I have one of those hoods in your ebay link. Highly recommended and well worth the $14! I got an even better Canadian military surplus hood in Montreal that has a real fur ruff; ...

In Winter Hiking » Mountain Headwear
October 18, 1:23pm

Tunnel hoods!
I love my military surplus tunnel hoods for windy conditions. They contain a soft wire so they can be formed into a real tunnel with a narrow opening in real wind. They are not UL (not even L). ...

In Winter Hiking » Mountain Headwear
October 18, 11:03am

666 Plan.
I doubt that Cain understands the implications of his 999 plan. As another candidate said, the devil is in the details, and his plan is poorly thought out. His 9% business tax is essentially a...

In Chaff » America's Wealth Gap -- No. 39 in the World
October 15, 6:05pm

Boiling meltwater.
It takes a lot of energy to melt snow. So, you'll always be better off if you can find any liquid water. Just don't fall into a stream at -40. If it's cold enough that there is no li...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Not necessary to boil meltwater
October 14, 4:35pm

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