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Re: Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
I think I'd be ok with any one of those mid layers down to freezing, assuming a good wind shell. (My wind shell is my rain jacket.) I'm not familiar with the last two mids. I wouldn'...

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 12:12pm

Re: Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
I think you'll be ok down to 10-15F in that bag and all of your winter clothing, assuming thick down jacket and some type of insulated or thick fleece pants. As mentioned, you could use a VBL a...

In GEAR » Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
March 19, 12:02pm

Re: Does this mean I'm ultralight?
"I went through the new Backpacker's magazine gear guide, and I don't think there was a single item I wanted, due to the awareness of lighter, and often cheaper gear options. Does ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Does this mean I'm ultralight?
March 18, 6:58pm

Re: Thanks BPL!!!
Awesome Craig and those who helped!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thanks BPL!!!
March 11, 11:17am

Re: Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
I agree with the above suggestions. You could replace the tent with an $80 or so 8x10 silnylon tarp for a savings of about 1.5 lbs. 16 oz ziploc bowl is 0.9 oz and makes a great mug Have y...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
March 10, 10:14am

Mukluks
Good article and idea on the ski boot liner mukluks, Ryan. If weight isn't as much of a factor, such as when using a pulk, more durable but bulkier and heavier systems can be used. (As other...

In Editor's Roundtable » Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
March 06, 10:59am

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
I use a Jurey-design Penny alcohol stove sometimes for boiling water for a quick breakfast, otherwise I use a campfire.

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 10:17am

Re: Winter is still here in force
Would you take -30F?

In Gear Swap » Winter is still here in force
March 03, 8:50am

high vis colors
"Last thing I want is to find a previously unseen camo clothed backpacker camped 50 feet from me after I set up camp." A previously unseen ghillie suit clothed backpacker camped 20 fee...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 03, 8:44am

peeling sealant
I'd just remove any sealant which is obviously peeling, clean with alcohol, and reseal. Remember though that only the actual thread and threadholes need sealed. If it's peeling from area...

In GEAR » Tent care
March 03, 8:24am

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