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Brian, I think you need to be more thoughtful with Tom's gear and the conditions you will be encountering, over standard type bags, especially if your other gear is UL. For example, under a tar...

In GEAR » Nunatak Bags
December 17, 6:27pm

Received triple bag
Mathew, I received bag. Thank you for prompt delivery and it exactly how you described. Chuck

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
December 11, 12:06pm

Re: Warmlite sizing
"The downside of the DAM is the pumping. It can be quite cumbersome." I find this an advantage because the time to do this helps heat the body esp. before bed. I never timed it but I t...

In Gear Swap » Warmlite sleeping bags
December 11, 12:00pm

Re: Help Choosing a Bag/Quilt
The Highlite rating I believe is accurate but it only has half a zip and if temps warm up you can overheat quickly. Without a full zip you can't use it as a quilt - my only problem with it. ...

In GEAR » Help Choosing a Bag/Quilt
December 06, 7:50pm

Thanks for response. I will only use this at camp and as part of sleep system under 20*. I may get or make a VB shirt because it is highly humid where I am. Where I hike it doesn't get down to ...

In GEAR » Clothing Choice
December 05, 12:13pm

Re: Clothing Choice
Bump....big question is will the WM Flash Vest along with MB UL Thermawrap be as warm as a WM flight Jacket? any takers...going once.....going twice....

In GEAR » Clothing Choice
December 05, 8:41am

Clothing Choice
I am looking at redoing winter clothing. Lowest temps would be 20's maybe occasional teen, high humidity though. On upper body I was thinking of either option A or option B. Option A/ ...

In GEAR » Clothing Choice
December 04, 6:21pm

Re: Sawyer extractor? No
The Extractor has not been shown to work and is currently not recommended by Red Cross. I do not carry a kit simply because they are not effective. To help protect yourself and reduce venominati...

In GEAR » VOTE: Snakebite Kit (Take it / Leave it)
December 02, 5:18pm

Snake bite Pressure Immobilization warning
What I have found during past research is that Pressure Immobilization (PI) is only effective for coral snakes and NOT pit vipers and has to be done very precisely to be effective. It works by slow...

In GEAR » VOTE: Snakebite Kit (Take it / Leave it)
December 02, 4:08pm

Re: Nunatak in winter?
Paul, during winter I use the following to sleep: Arc-alpinist, with 2 oz overfill Nunatak Bacalava Bibler winter Bivy - to seal out drafts and add few degrees. Golite Tarp Recently ...

In GEAR » Nunatak in winter?
December 02, 8:03am

All Reader Reviews by Charles Maguire

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Nunatak Arc Alpinist
Although initially expensive and a very long wait I think in the long run it really is not that expensive due to the wide range of temp's it can be used over. I have used mine in higher teen's as w...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 04, 5:40am