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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

Specific area and temp range?
When you say northeast where exactly are your referring to? Adirondacks, White Mountains, New Jersey...? Do not overlook a warm ground pad. For me, a I need at least a 10 degree bag coupled wit...

In GEAR » Winter Sleep System/Insulation
May 02, 7:54pm

Memberships are commissioned IIRC
As mentioned previously, items purchased on sale do not count towards dividends. Extolling the virtues of their sales or conservation activities is somewhat of a strawman given that the initial que...

In GEAR » Is an REI membership worth it?
March 29, 10:39am

of course
As a notoriously bad liar the ability to brush off the constant, "So are you an REI member?" queries with a confident, "yup!" is worth the price to me... otherwise, not so much.

In GEAR » Is an REI membership worth it?
March 28, 12:15pm

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