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Travel in tropical areas.
Useful stuff for tropical areas: a good mosquito net for sleeping when you're not in a tent, vital for malarial regions; malaria medicines; immunizations for the places you'll travel, es...

In GEAR » Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
May 18, 5:37pm

kindle paper white vs keyboard kindle.
I have the Kindle Paper White and had the keyboard version (same screen as and very similar to the $69 non backlight version with a useless keyboard added). I like reading the screen of the Paper ...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 27, 9:24am

Presidential traverse (White Mtns, NH) escape routes.
Here's a very useful list of escape routes for a presidential traverse. Keep in mind that people have been trapped while knowing the exact bearing to follow to get below treeline because the w...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 10, 1:22pm

Camp magic sizing.
Paul: I'm 5'8", 173lb, 36" waist. My large Houdini (new version, year old) over thin shirt and medium weight fleece fits with space to spare but not a lot. It's OK with ...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 1:45pm

Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
Camp has their wind shirt/pants on sale: Magic jacket, hooded ($55) Magic pants ($50) Magic runner's jacket, no hood ($45) http://www.camp-usa.com/products/categories/CLOSEOUTS.asp Sizes r...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 10:11am

Mt. Washington avalanche.
There was an avalanche on the summit cone of Mt. Washington on March 29. Check the avalanche forecast: http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 01, 7:53am

Cold and wet on Mt. Washington.
I have several concerns with the safety of your gear list: How durable are your shell jacket and pants? Will they survive crawling on rock for a distance? If the wind is too high, you can'...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
March 30, 12:41pm

Kephart's tomahawk, 3/4 lb., and a 12 oz hatchet.
"Among my most valued possessions is a tiny Col- clesser tomahawk, of 8-ounce head and 2^ inch bitt, which, with hickory handle and home-made sheath, weighs only three-quarters of a poun...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 9:08am

Carbide tips.
EMS has black diamond long flex tips for $4.95. http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3659133 Ebay sometimes has carbon fiber golf club shafts (no club head, no handle) that are long e...

In Make Your Own Gear » 6.6 ounce, $1.075 trekking pole
March 25, 1:29pm

Inuit sunburst hood/ruff for extreme cold and wind.
Here's a paper comparing a traditional Inuit hood and fur ruff with the military tunnel hood. The sunburst hood pattern is better in windy cold conditions. http://www.int-res.com/articles/cr2...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
February 23, 6:31pm

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