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Re: Staying dry during heavy winter activities
A couple of miscellaneous tips: 1) Try a Brynje fishnet baselayer. They are much more resistant to wetting out than polyester or wool layers. 2) Use a more breathable windshirt. Something a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying dry during heavy winter activities
January 22, 1:37pm

Re: Iced up goggles.
Facemasks and balaclavas that cover your mouth and nose are Kryptonite to your goggles. With them, it is very hard to get a proper seal at the bottom of the goggle to keep moist breath out. My ...

In Winter Hiking » Iced up goggles.
January 18, 9:38pm

Re: Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
Go get 'em, Chris! :-)

In Editor's Roundtable » Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
January 11, 10:35am

Re: Anyone tried EcoFoil reflective barrier as a sleep pad?
A while ago, I got all excited about the "brilliant idea" of wrapping a Z-rest pad in a reflective space blanket to create the ultimate warm/light/foolproof (i.e. non-inflatable) Winter p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone tried EcoFoil reflective barrier as a sleep pad?
December 31, 10:48pm

Paramo
Hi Dave- Thanks for taking this on. I look forward to the next installment. If the temperature is cold enough (below 40F or so), I've had good luck with Paramo gear. I have their Quito ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Alternative Rainwear: State of the Market Report - Part 1: Introducing and Defining Alternative Rainwear
November 23, 11:47am

Re: Neoprene socks?
I've used a variety of VB socks in the winter with mixed success. I have to really hold back the exertion level or I can literally pour sweat out of the sock at the end of the day. The big pr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 18, 11:12pm

Re: Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
hikinggranny wrote: "dehydrated defatted hamburger and chicken also taste pretty cardboardy without additional seasoning." Oh, yah! I completely agree. In civilization, I'm prett...

In Editor's Roundtable » Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
March 02, 2:26pm

Re: Skurka using Ridge Rest Solar as only winter sleeping pad?
1) I've used the Ridge Rest Deluxe, which is the non-reflective R3.1 predecessor to the RRS down to zero degrees on snow. The "on snow" part is important, because snow has an r-value...

In GEAR » Skurka using Ridge Rest Solar as only winter sleeping pad?
March 02, 11:56am

Re: Meat Protein.
Chris wrote: "I believe Mike C! is veggie." Several years ago, I was hiking in a group with Mike C! at a location I'll keep secret so as not to embarrass anyone. We staged the hike...

In Editor's Roundtable » Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
March 02, 11:25am

Re: Re: Shelter Pictures - Stormy conditions
"They show the test of the Stephensen's Warmlite compared to the MYOG design" In fairness to Stephenson, they pitched the MYOG shelter end to the wind and the 2R broadside to the w...

In GEAR » Shelter Pictures - Stormy conditions
February 26, 1:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm