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foam pads
"i could fold up a foam pad in those areas" It's a bit counter-intuitive, but as a side-sleeper myself, you might find it more comfortable to have the thicker areas above and below...

In GEAR » Switching to a foam pad?
August 15, 12:55pm

simple no-cook lunch
"Where can you get cold-smoked salmon and single-serve philadelphia cream cheese?" Here in Canada the little foil-topped packs of cream cheese aren't too hard to find, not sure wha...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 15, 8:14am

Re: CCF pads
One (of many) handy things about the CCF pads (love my Ridgerest SOLite) is the ability to slap it down and test-drive the sleeping spot before you pitch anything. Whenever possible, I'll first...

In GEAR » Switching to a foam pad?
August 15, 7:47am

simple no-cook lunch
Cold smoked salmon (not hot-smoked!), cream or goat cheese, red onion and capers in a whole grain wrap. All those ingredients will keep for days, but if long-term heat makes the cheese iffy, find t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 14, 7:00pm

re Fleece
I should have noted that I wear lighter base layers than your wool, year-round, hence the love for fuzz. And -- because it's Canadian weather, and you never know -- don't forget you mig...

In GEAR » How Useful is Softshell? Do You Use It?
August 11, 4:31pm

softshell
Given your other layers, and our weather, I'd ditch the softshell for an unfaced fuzzy fleece. More flexibility, breathes better, dries faster, weighs less. You might want insulation on the mov...

In GEAR » How Useful is Softshell? Do You Use It?
August 11, 3:58pm

Mist, fog, dew + down
I'm near the ocean almost all the time. Saturation without precipitation, been there! 'Scotch mist' sounds so nice, too, doesn't it? :) This is why I use synthetics. I also use a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy mist + down
August 11, 1:18pm

re: Eastern Canada
Well, it's a big area, and I'm sure you don't want to spend your time driving. :) Kouchibouguac is coastal, low elevation, barrier islands...all dunes and salt marsh, beautiful but n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice needed
August 10, 12:59pm

Eastern Canada
Which province are you in? Are you looking for something in the immediate area, or are you willing to hop from, say, Nova Scotia to Newfoundland? In Nova Scotia, Kejimkujik or the Cape Breton Hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice needed
August 10, 11:34am

Re: Re: The Ultralight Movement is keeping me from backpacking
Birdwatching. Warning: addictive. In no time at all, you'll want to collect the whole set.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Ultralight Movement is keeping me from backpacking
July 17, 7:59am

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