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Scott Ireland (WinterWarlock) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western NY
About Me Grew up in South Jersey, and hiked and backpacked in the Pine Barrens, and in the Pennsylvania stretches of the AT. Went away to college, got married, and stopped all outdoor activity for many years. Six years ago I was 'reborn' (aka divorced), and ended up marrying a woman from the Adirondacks, who introduced me to my new home away from home, and got me back into serious hiking. Am now working on my ADK 46 and Cat3500...

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Question - hands cold
So up until last winter, I almost never felt cold...could hike in the nastiest of weather with basic winter gear. But this past March, I underwent a big neck surgery (four level fusion, front and b...

In Winter Hiking » Question - hands cold
December 08, 9:37am

An example
Gothics in winter...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good mountains around New York State?
December 04, 8:28am

While they aren't (necessarily) multi-day expeditions, the Adirondack High Peaks offer a significant winter challenge to anyone, and I know of a few folks who've used to tune up for Himilay...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good mountains around New York State?
December 04, 8:26am

Ridge Rest
what size is it? If long/wide I'll take it

In Gear Swap » FS: Trailstar 2013 dark brown, ridge rest solar, golite poncho tarp, la sport ultra raptors 44.5, brooks ghost 10.5
November 30, 12:36pm

Nice grab Mark
Best winter pants ever!

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Mistral Soft shell Pants, Men's 38x32, Black
November 28, 9:09am

Re: Golite SL3/tarp issues
I have an SL3 as well, and have used it in some pretty cold camps, but not in snow yet. However, the one time I tried pitching the walls lower to keep it warmer inside, it ended up soaking wet insi...

In Winter Hiking » Golite SL3/tarp issues
November 24, 11:44am

I was under the impression that VBLs were most beneficial when the temps dropped below 0F...sounds to me like the system is either too complicated, or too thick and tight. I wear my standard hik...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
November 24, 11:31am

I have them
and use them in the them. But I have the 25s, and am 200+ pounds, so closer to 240 with gear. You might be OK with the 22s.

In Winter Hiking » msr snowshoes -- evo vs lightning
November 21, 1:05pm

WTB Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger EXP, long
Looking to buy a lightly to moderately used winter bag, and hate the majority of the tight mummy styles, so this one is high on the target list. I do know that Moontrail has them on closeout now, s...

In Gear Swap » WTB Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger EXP, long
November 18, 9:19am

Thanks...that helps. Now to find a gently used quilt- or make one of the RayWay kits!

In GEAR » Sleeping bag + Quilt
October 07, 8:40am

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