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snowshoe boot
I need a boot recommendation for a three or four-day showshoe trip to Dolly Sods, W. VA in early March 2012. We will be covering a relatively short distance each day. I am 49, male, 5ft 10 and abou...

In GEAR » snowshoe boot
November 10, 1:47pm

critique winter clothes gear list
I need some advice on warm clothing to purchase for an upcoming winter showshoe backpacking trip. Trip will be 3 days. Short duration showshoe hiking each day of 5 to 7 miles. Plenty of leisurely p...

In GEAR » critique winter clothes gear list
October 31, 1:14pm

leaky frontier pro filter?
Both the first and second McNett Frontier Pro water filter I have bought leak when attached to standard water bottles. Even removing the little broken-off plastic ring that remains on the bottle un...

In GEAR » leaky frontier pro filter?
October 09, 1:45pm

Re: UL hammock makers? Who?
Grand Trunk Nano 7 hammock. Replace carabiner suspension with whoopie slings. With the whoopie sling suspension and without the carabiners, the whole thing weighs only 6 or 7 ounces. Stuffs smaller...

In Hammocks » UL hammock makers? Who?
September 30, 6:03am

zipper footbox down mummy bags?
Need a list of quality, light down mummy bags with a zipper in the footbox. Currently have a Kelty Lightyear Down 20 degree bag that has a footbox zipper, and I need to buy one for my girlfriend fo...

In GEAR » zipper footbox down mummy bags?
September 18, 12:53pm

temps for Montbel exlight jacket?
Imagine a winter night. Sun is down. Sitting around camp in full relaxation mode after a day on the trail, but not yet in sleeping bag. Smartwool longjohn tops and bottoms. Lightweight hiking pants...

In GEAR » temps for Montbel exlight jacket?
September 06, 6:50pm

ultralight fire piston
Anybody use a fire piston? Know of one that is as light as or lighter than a swedish firesteel? The fire pistons I've seen online don't seem to advertise their actual product weight. Thoughts?

In GEAR » ultralight fire piston
June 02, 11:56am

I paid $125
I paid $125 for my Hornet on a big discount deal. That's about 60% less expensive than the zpacks I was looking at, with comparable features/storage. Somebody asked about food. Yeah, I carri...

In GEAR » Review: Osprey Hornet
May 05, 7:03am

Review: Osprey Hornet
Used my new Osprey Hornet pack on a 3-day solo hike of the Old Logger's Path, in Pennsylvania. 9.85 pound base weight (I took off the removable pack lid, which has a nice zippered compartment, ...

In GEAR » Review: Osprey Hornet
May 04, 1:29pm

gaiters: MLD lightest/best?
For summer hiking in the rain, with waterproof boots, I like to hike in shorts since I don't care about wet legs. But the rain wets my socks, so instead of wearing heavy rain pants, I'm goi...

In GEAR » gaiters: MLD lightest/best?
April 15, 6:33am

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