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I like my down hood when I go to sleep, its like having a furnace around my head. After a few hrs I usually have to take it off unless its really cold, my head sweats. A bag is actually more comf...

In GEAR » Help with a down bag choice
September 12, 9:15pm

4 season....not
I don't think you know what winter in the southern Appalachians can be like. Temps below zero, several blizzards a season that can snow you in place for a week. This is a 3 season list for m...

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
September 10, 8:35pm

Not an issue.

In GEAR » NeoAir Xtherm Noise?
September 10, 7:15pm

You have an 18.5 lb base weight. You need a conventional pack if you want to carry enough food and water comfortably. You could get by with a light pack for very short trips, but you will be ...

In GEAR » Right pack for my situation?
September 10, 7:00pm

polycro bathtub floor
I've done it, the same way pic above shows. Simply cinched the corners in the shock cord/mitten hooks in my hexamid. But, when it comes to a multi week trip, I take the cuben floor for piece o...

In Make Your Own Gear » PolyCro Bathtub Floor?
September 09, 9:52pm

Hmmm. I drive 12hrs, or if flying up to 2000 miles, just to go hike by myself. Pick a busy trail, and just go. You WONT be alone unless you want to be. Take a PLB if it makes you feel better....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 07, 10:42pm

Good to see you made a choice. I would just add, if you cannot list exactly what an item will be used for, chances are that you dont need it. I cannot come up with uses for most items on...

In GEAR » Knife or multi-tool
September 05, 9:39pm

summer nights
Summer night temps where I live are 75 to 85 F. And high humidity. That's why I go backpack in the mountains. In the sierras, summer may be 25 to 55 F. In the Appalachians, 45 to 70 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 04, 8:42pm

I don't think there is one perfect tent for all trips and conditions. There is a new anjan for sale on Whiteblaze for 585 BTW. Owner decided it wasn't what he needed.

In GEAR » Anjan: One 3 season 2 person tent to rule them all?
September 03, 7:59pm

starlyte lighting
Never lit a starlyte. But my way to light alcohol stoves is to dip a twig or blade of dry grass in the alcohol light it, and use it to light the stove with windscreen in place. Saves the hair on m...

In GEAR » Best way to light a StarLyte?
September 02, 8:08pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm