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CCF pad
What is the thinnest closed cell foam people would be willing to use? Many foam pads are around 3/8 inch thick - could I go thinner to go lighter, and how much thinner?

In GEAR » CCF pad
May 10, 6:01am

carbon poles
Delmar - that's so that after you buy a Hubba NX, you'll want to replace it next year when they release the carbon pole Hubba NX Carbon ;)

In GEAR » MSR Hubba NX
May 09, 3:31am

New Summer gear from Peter Hutchinson
Not sure if anyone else saw, PHD are doing some new kit for the Summer months; Includes: a down top/primaloft base sleeping bag, rated at 32F a...

In GEAR » New Summer gear from Peter Hutchinson
May 09, 3:29am

From the fact that the OP used plurals quite a few times I had presumed he meant to attach opposing magnets to both parts of the windscreen.

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 3:32am

tax return
Dave U seems to have a bee in his bonet about that article ;) I'd second the plane ticket to the alps, it's my favourite place in the world, any time of year.

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 1:05pm

Top Ultralight Tent Review
I agree with previous comments about these being heavy but here's my 2c; They're all inner first pitch tents too - what gives?

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 1:02pm

I've thought about eating more junk-y food when hiking but I've always enjoyed eating relatively fresh stuff. It helps that in Europe there are lots of trails leading between mountain huts,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 11:02pm

So as a 23 year old who works outdoors on a chemical plant and runs 4 times a week, I shouldn't be considering eating more junk to keep warm? Well that's no fun.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 2:04pm

Exactly as JMag said...
Can he throw his sleeping bag over him in camp too? I'm usually in bed if it's that cold...

In GEAR » Sub 1lb. Sub $100 jacket?
April 15, 12:03pm

Metabolism vs Body Fat
So I've read that having a higher metabolism will keep you warmer. I've also read that having more body fat will keep you warmer. Which is "better"? I'm pitting them ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 12:01pm

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