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Unfortunately, there is gear better suited to certain areas and seasons.If you do all your hiking in one season and locale, you can dial it in. But if you like east and west, and 4 seasons in so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 11, 6:46pm

My exlight is warm in camp, to maybe 40 f not moving around much. I'd bring a heavier jacket. Being warm is more fun than shivering while making dinner. But it all depends on the person. Some...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 20 Degree bag or 0 degree bag. Need opinions
November 06, 7:24pm

skyscape X
A think a lot of people got tired of waiting and purchased other shelters. I know several personally. To long a wait and the enthusiasm wanes considerably.

In GEAR » New Skyscape X - not as popular?
November 06, 7:16pm

20 or 0
If you have a double wall tent, it will add a few degrees. The parka will actually make your legs and feet cold, by keeping the interior of the bag colder, trapping more heat around torso. I&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 20 Degree bag or 0 degree bag. Need opinions
November 06, 6:10pm

Just shows how everyone is different. I sleep great on regular xlite. My short xlite is harder, but I do fine on it too. Its really all in what you get used to I think. Not sure why everyon...

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
November 04, 9:34pm

the scout way
Yep. Had a leader who had been on 2 treks question my sanity for choice of trailrunners for philmont. Told me I really needed boots. When he asked if I'd ever backpacked in them on rocky trail,...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
November 04, 6:58pm

Hey, your troop sounds like one I know well. I'm done with it anyway. I wish it could have been better. But its the adults that drive the direction. If all you have is car camping adults, conc...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
November 03, 8:38pm

lining footbox
Yes,but probably not to the extent you will want. I used my 40 f quilt at 28F one night. It was a long cold night, 34 F at 8 pm. My feet were very cold. Wrapping them in my rainjacket produced a...

In GEAR » Lining footbox with thinlight
November 03, 6:56pm

Anyone that wants treatment table Google EPA chlorine dioxide treatment, and start reading. One takeaway, is that the recommended protocols are already very CONSERVATIVE, they are for municipal wat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 03, 6:15pm

Of course a stronger light will light up distant things better. Thing is, your feet and the next step or two, aren't that far away. 5 to 10 ft. You might want to see 50 yds like daylight....

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
November 02, 10:20pm

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