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

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

magnets
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

metabolism
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

Metabolism
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

table
I just saw a a helinox table on a UK shops online store, maybe I'd take that and one of their nifty little chairs. Just over 2lb for the two of them. Nothing wrong with getting your kit d...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 14, 11:20am

2 more pounds
I've asked my girlfriend for a "Perkins" tent for christmas and birthdays every year since we met, still no luck. I don't know your current system but I'd give pillows a tr...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 13, 12:53pm

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