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what fits in a cilogear 40l (which i don't have any more)
here's what i would pack +/- a couple of items for 4+1 days when expecting 0*F. when carrying snowshoes i would typically attach one each to the right and left sides of the pack with the cilog...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 23, 7:54am

luna pad from nunatak
i've been very happy with mine. if you google lunapad be sure to include nunatak otherwise i take no responsibility for your search results.

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 22, 4:27pm

cilogear 60l is what i've selected
for the same usage as you intend. i've tried a number of different packs and cilogear is where i ended-up. just over 4#'s all in and 2#'s stripped out. no problem attaching anything to...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 22, 4:06pm

Re: Casio Pathfinder
kristen - did you get to see 14,411 ft or thereabouts on your casio in the last couple of days? i've worn a couple of altimeter watches and for me, i need a field replaceable battery and a f...

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
June 30, 3:35am

i've tried a number of diffrent hats and keep going back to the standard military boonie hat.
crye precision made a boonie hat for about two years that's legendary. It had some really well thought out features that aren’t found in the bog standard boonie. unfortunately i lost mine a...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 8:22pm

my bottle of choice is a 1 liter nalgene flexible wide mouth canteen
first and most importantly, i won't confuse it with any of the water bottles that might be floating around inside my sleeping bag and second the bottle being flexible helps with the inevitable ...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
June 20, 9:29am

while i'm not 100% sure, but i'd be willing to bet you were texting with a bot for most if not all of your exchanges
kinda scary

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
June 19, 8:33pm

both of the high camps on rainier require you to melt snow for water
googling "how much fuel to melt snow" will result in a number of well writtten articles on the subject. a trick to saving fuel is to put snow in a black garbage bag and leave it out in t...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Water on Rainier
June 19, 10:37am

if you hike with poles bring them on the trip, they are worth their weight.
also, how's your moisture management with the nepals? have you worn them in the snow for four days without being able to bring them in someplace warm to dry them out? i'd rethink my water...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
June 15, 9:55pm

i use manzella thermolite-10's as my go-to base layer glove.
they are sufficently thin that while wearing them i can do anything that i could do bare-handed. they are also thin enough that all my other gloves will layer over them. I'm thinking the are su...

In GEAR » Lightest baselayer top and gloves
June 05, 3:28pm

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