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Re: Re: bivy blizzards
"A few pointers from an Arctic Engineering class: 90% of the mass of wind-blown snow travels within an inch of the ground. If you create a snow-fence-type (rock wall, existing trees, stacked b...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
October 01, 12:22pm

Re: bivy blizzards
I'm switching to bivy-only this winter. Below the treeline, enough natural shelter to block wind-blown snow is easy enough to find or quickly construct. Above the treeline, you have to rely on ...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
October 01, 12:21pm

Re: Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
There are lots of well-watered loop options in WV in Otter Creek or Cranberry wilderness areas. Edit: Forgot to include link: http://www.midatlantichikes.com/wv.htm

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 29, 1:43pm

Re: Lightweight 3 person shelter (1 adult + 2 kids)
We use both a Scarp 2 and a Hogback for our family of 6. (I'm the Sherpa. Know any good chiropractors?) The Hogback is only 5 oz heavier than the Scarp 2, and it takes up nearly the same pack s...

In GEAR » Lightweight 3 person shelter (1 adult + 2 kids)
September 29, 10:37am

Re: Lightest tent for snow?
Put the center pole on well-compacted snow and something about 6" or wider--a flat piece of wood, frisbee, rock. If you're below the treeline, use buried sticks and extra anchor guyline...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 10:17pm

Re: Shoe repair question
Shoe Goo for everything

In GEAR » Shoe repair question
September 28, 10:04pm

Re: considering a new tent
The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 comes close to what you want, except it's a little over 2 lbs, and the fly would be very crazy in the wind if not staked or guyed out in some way in at least two p...

In GEAR » considering a new tent
September 28, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: gloves/jacket -Katherine
Then maybe switch to... mittens? :D

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 8:52pm

the string thingie on mittens
> The technically correct term is "dummy cord." Nope, we're both wrong. The correct term is "mitten leash." ;) It depends on who you ask. I think the US military l...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 3:38pm

gloves/jacket -Katherine
A warmer jacket can help some in the need for gloves in that if your body is warmer, then it's easier to keep the hands and feet warmer. That doesn't work as well if we're talking about...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 2:50pm

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