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I don't sweat when climbing ice/snow
Robert, In my experience, there is a much higher likelihood of sweating on the approach than on the climb itself. Also, it seems as if you are describing the very reasons why climbers use belay j...

In GEAR » What down fill weight does Primaloft compare to?
September 19, 1:58am

CCW packs
Late to the discussion here but climbing packs (like Cilogear) tend towards the more durable end of the spectrum. I have a Cold Cold World Ozone made from heavy duty nylon that is bombproof, class...

In GEAR » Most durable, framelss pack?
July 16, 6:26am

FS- MountainSmith Phantom 2004, Brand new with tags
Many years ago I purchased two of these as I knew they were being discontinued. I still have the one, completely unused and new. This is a great pack for winter and heavier loads. It uses a fra...

In Gear Swap » FS- MountainSmith Phantom 2004, Brand new with tags
June 07, 6:43pm

My sequence
That's a good point about sequence of adjustments: I usually loosen everything (but make sure the internal strap is taught)then slightly tension the load lifters and shoulder straps just to giv...

In GEAR » Older Dana Designs Pack fit
May 18, 9:17pm

DD fit directions
I still use a number of DD Arcflex packs for heavy loads as well... primarily because they can handle 50 pounds without destroying my shoulders. However, unless I use the packs very often, the wide...

In GEAR » Older Dana Designs Pack fit
May 18, 7:52pm

water proof
2nd wearing gaiters and a rain skirt for 3 season. I prefer that to rain pants. If you do use waterproof gaiters with rain pants, for maximum water protection wear them under the pants or water c...

In GEAR » Convince me of the merits of gaiters.
May 18, 12:41am

good for winter
Agree with Mary D. about 3 season use. In winter, knee length WB gaiters allow you to use very breathable softshell/nylon pants and still maintain snow protection for the legs. Further, when...

In GEAR » Convince me of the merits of gaiters.
May 16, 12:29pm

Hesitant to add...
Given the tone of this conversation I am hesitant to involve myself... but; regarding making your own pickets and drilling holes, etc. PP 8-9 of a 2005 article entitled "Snow Anchors"...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » TIme to learn about glacier travel
May 15, 8:50pm

Might be the pack..
The ability to carry all or the majority of the weight on your hips is a function of the specific pack, the weight carried, your body type, fit, and how you adjust the various straps/buckles of the...

In GEAR » Sore shoulders
May 15, 8:28pm

My winter experiences
Although I spend more time in the Dacks, I've never had a below zero night in the Catskills and have gotten away with a 15 degree down bag coupled with the DAS, booties, and downmat. It has bee...

In GEAR » Winter Sleep System/Insulation
May 03, 10:10am

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