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Re: Re: Re: re: Ground insulation.
Justin, to save cost look to geartrade.com. Lots of sleeping pads under $100. I think they even have a neoair trekker torso for around $70 (not UL, but still nice for winter). Lots of other brands ...

In GEAR » Ground insulation.
October 23, 1:54am

Re: Re: Dry a Sawyer in the microwave?
Why exactly do you want to fully dry your filter in the first place. First, when the tubes get to dry out fully they get smaller (the plastic holds a little moisture to stay pliable) and this drama...

In GEAR » Dry a Sawyer in the microwave?
October 17, 11:06am

Down hooded jackets
It may be chilly on the PCT at elevation, but a 10-20F appropriate jacket seems overkill to carry on those few chilly mornings when most of the time it will be sitting in your pack as dead weight. ...

In GEAR » Down hooded jackets
October 16, 1:23pm

Garage Sales
Whatever I find at an REI garage sale seems to work for me. Less than $10 and usually some dumba$$ couldn't figure out how to change modes (manuals come with them and are also online...). I'...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 16, 1:08pm

Re: Sweet
They don't restock the web specials like normal inventory, it's last year's (or older) models that they are clearing inventory. So basically you won't find a dark blue for another y...

In Gear Deals » Any alpine light parkas?
October 08, 2:09pm

Re: Re: Good deals on Mountain Hardwear at STP
Jeffrey, I believe it's 6.35oz of down. I had emailed MHW about it awhile back and they said 180grams IIRC. This is for the hooded version, figure a half to full oz less for the non-hooded. I h...

In Gear Deals » Good deals on Mountain Hardwear at STP
October 01, 11:23am

Ueli Steck and Sherpas
I just watched the Reel Rock Tour last night and there's a great film in it that looks at the Everest fight this year. They even have footage of the fight up at Camp Two. All in all I highly re...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck and Sherpas
September 27, 11:08am

MHW
Interesting. I knew they were a subsidiary of Columbia, but when I emailed the regarding the unpublished specs of the MHW Hooded Phantom I got a prompt and thorough response from their customer sup...

In GEAR » why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
September 23, 1:24pm

Re: MH Ghost Whisperer and North Face Verto hooded windshirts $68 at SAC
To clarify, it's the Ghost Whisper (not WhisperER). This is the wind shirt, not the $300 UL down jacket.

In Gear Deals » MH Ghost Whisperer and North Face Verto hooded windshirts $68 at SAC
September 23, 1:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Wool sleeping bag for desert use
The cause of death is arguable. Had he not been carrying so much weight, maybe he would have had enough energy to survive and similar what if scenarios. Anyway, as for the desert? Make a ligh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wool sleeping bag for desert use
September 23, 1:10pm

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