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"Winter" in the BWCA
We had a long winter in Minnesota. The snow and cold pushed its way to late april, and once spring was here it was shortlived, wet and cold. Now, its been 90s and humid for much of July, and I fi...

In Post-Trip Reports » "Winter" in the BWCA
July 15, 11:12pm

Cloud Peak Wilderness help
My wife and I have some time off the first week in July - looks like we'll have 5 days and 4 nights to spend in the Cloud Peak Wilderness (Big Horn Mountains, WY). I'd love some help sorti...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Cloud Peak Wilderness help
June 22, 8:34pm

I am
I've been intrigued by SUL for a few years, and finally did my first sub-5 pound trip last week on the superior hiking trail. I used a lot of light but simple homemade gear that i've piece...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 24, 5:17pm

Hot bottles
I'm not sure if a nalgene full of boiled water would lead to net removal of moisture from a bag while you are sleeping, but it would if you placed it in the bag for an hour or two before you go...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
February 07, 1:23pm

0 F on the move
Tjaard - At 0 F I typically would start out wearing a SS base layer, power stretch, wind shirt, and light rain shell (marmot essence) as well as big mitts. Once i've been moving for ten mi...

In Winter Hiking » What is your winter layering system?
February 04, 7:10pm

challenging stuff
+1 Dave Ike, you did well to make it 4 days through conditions like that without any more damage than a somewhat damp quilt. I imagine that on an hourly basis you were making adjustments and g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
February 04, 6:57pm

2 cents: new zealand layers
I spent five months tramping around new zealand when i was 21 (yikes...7 years ago already)...suffice it to say I'm a bit jealous of you right now. Anyway, I brought decidedly heavyweight stuf...

In Gear Lists » Upper layers puzzle! 8 month NZ trip.
January 31, 11:04pm

northern MN system
Typical northern MN/SHT daytime temps 0-25F Top: 150-weight merino SS T-shirt, rab powerstretch half zip, Patagonia Houdini. I pack a Rab Neutrino Parka for camp, and a marmot essence rain sh...

In Winter Hiking » What is your winter layering system?
January 26, 11:51pm

Still haven't chosen
Matt S - I still haven't purchased a new shelter - the conversation so far hasn't led to me a clear conclusion. However, here's how my list looks after a bit more deliberation: Scar...

In GEAR » 2 person tent, 3+ seasons for 4 pounds? Hilleberg Anjan or something else?
January 24, 10:42am

Chad's account is gone - e-mail if if needed
Hi guys - I was out backpacking with Chad Miller on the SHT last week and he asked me to pass along that he no longer has an account at BPL: "I was wondering if you could do me a favor....

In GEAR » VB shirt
January 19, 4:03pm

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