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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

lets get a trip together
Hey Chad - PM sent. matt

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone for Minnesota during December?
December 06, 6:43pm

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