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my issue with these and any idividual toe foot gear
is catching a toe. i go barefoot on ocassion and that's my issue/phobia when out in the wild.

In GEAR » swiss protection socks w/ kevlar... no shoes needed?
January 04, 4:30pm

neoprene, insulative quality and thickness
while it is true that wetsuits trap (if not too baggy) a thin layer of water and that helps to keep you warm, its true ability to keep you warm comes from and is directly related to its thickness. ...

In GEAR » My neoprene socks didn't work.
January 04, 11:39am

canvas sneakers/chuck taylor's
you might be surprised to know that hi-top converse chuck taylor's are popular amongst folks that race sailboats. the bottoms have great traction on wet slippery decks, they are comfortable in...

In GEAR » Shoes for canyoneering - Inov-8s?
January 03, 9:47pm

here you go
1 - What are you digging? If it's for sleeping trenches or a snow cave a plate isn't gonna cut it. COSTCO has a great shovel on sale that will fit the bill. 2 - You can make deadmen w...

In GEAR » Burning Questions before Camel's Hump
January 03, 11:24am

an article on pulk to person attachment
you might find interesting. http://www.wildsnow.com/2875/sled-pulk-polk-gear-skiing/ these guys have given some thought to the process and (maybe over)engineering solution. the comments sectio...

In GEAR » Waist belt for pulk?
January 02, 4:26pm

surplus usmc polartec fleece beanie / watch cap
over the last couple of seasons i've been buying them surplus, typically in lots of 4 or 5 off of ebay. the cost per hat has been around $3 to $4. i tend to carry a spare and i lend/give them...

In GEAR » WINTER HATS--- Beanie/Skull style
January 02, 9:50am

in the 30's/ 40's for snow shoeing
Running tights and gym shorts and a pair of wind pants for if it gets breezy. If tights aren't your thing, acme or mistral soft shell pants from REI or the functional equivalent.

In GEAR » Bottom Baselayer-better to use 1 heavyweight or 2 light/mid weight pairs?
December 31, 8:13pm

think of it as a light to mid-weight fleece
It packs down much smaller than the fleece it replaces, is lighter in weight and has decent water resistance. Paired up with a light long sleeve base layer and R1 hoodie I'm good with a simila...

In GEAR » Am I nuts,the Nanopuff doesnt work for me?Is the praise just hype?
December 31, 7:43pm

The less layers you have to bind, the better off you'd be
that being said, a silk-weight layer or comparable under an another base layer isn't going to be much of an issue. What are you wearing for pants, and how cold will it be when you are snow sho...

In GEAR » Bottom Baselayer-better to use 1 heavyweight or 2 light/mid weight pairs?
December 31, 1:55pm

find a pre owned bd lighthouse with a vestibule
When solo, leave the vestibule home. There's a learning curve for condensation management, but it's not difficult to figure out. Properly guided out it will meet your wind resistance re...

In GEAR » Ultralight 4 Season tents, some questions for "real" winter shelters
December 31, 9:15am

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