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Re: Downmat UL vs Synmat UL
I have a Synmat UL for 3 season use, but I prefer the thicker and more durable non-UL Downmat for winter because it's usually the only insulation underneath me. Below 0F at night, I add a CCF ...

In GEAR » Downmat UL vs Synmat UL
December 26, 11:41am

Re: <1oz pocketknives
I always carry a #1 Mora fixed blade (a little less than 4" blade). I use it at least every other trip in a substantial way, usually to get a fire going with wet wood. I also rarely carry stak...

In GEAR » <1oz pocketknives
December 23, 8:39pm

Re: Feedback on my winter backpacking gear?
* Here are some hammock hot tent ideas: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=40574 * Try to find a group or at least one person to go with if you can. If not, at least carry a PL...

In Gear Lists » Feedback on my winter backpacking gear?
December 23, 8:21pm

Re: Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking / backpacking.
I'd guess that you'd need to be wearing at least two pairs of thick wool socks for those temps. You probably need larger boots if those are your summer boots, as wearing more socks will mak...

In GEAR » Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking / backpacking.
December 23, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Recommended gear list for ultralight winter backpacking?
You won't sink down very far in the snow due to melting underneath you. You'll see a little melting and sinking, but nothing significant. Here's my gear list I used last winter in up...

In Gear Lists » Recommended gear list for ultralight winter backpacking?
December 21, 11:20am

Re: Lashing Hiking Poles Together for Pyramid Shelter
When I had a mid, I connected my BD poles together with an 8 inch section of pole sawed from a replacement lower section. It was around 1.6-1.9 oz. Just remove the 2 lower pole sections, and insert...

In GEAR » Lashing Hiking Poles Together for Pyramid Shelter
December 20, 2:27pm

Re: Scarp 2 arrived!
Awesome mods, Eric! I have a Scarp 2 also, so I'll be reading any of your mod posts intently.

In GEAR » Scarp 2 arrived!
December 20, 10:45am

Re: Sawyer Inline Versus Steripen
I've used the Sawyer Squeeze and the Steripen Opti. Both worked well. One way to look at it is which failure would you rather deal with: obscure blink codes and dead batteries versus ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Inline Versus Steripen
December 20, 10:39am

Re: GTX socks/trail runner user...not incredibly happy....advice wanted
Throw out the standard no waterproof footwear guideline for winter. If feet need insulation to stay warm, then that insulation needs to be dry. I use GTX socks which are way over sized. They wor...

In Winter Hiking » GTX socks/trail runner user...not incredibly happy....advice wanted
December 12, 12:31pm

Re: Re: winter tent recommendations
Ben, I don't know. This will be my first ski trip there too. Edit: Another option I'm leaning towards is taking the lift at Timberline up so that I can save my energy for the wildern...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
December 11, 6:32am

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