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M-65 liner not as warm as MEC P-loft 1 Physique jacket...
Hi: There is a lot of market demand amongst the military for a P-loft jacket liner that can look like a M-65 but be much warmer; Brigade Quartermaster has many versions. So my guess is that the M-6...

In GEAR » M-65 Jacket Liner warmth comparison
January 01, 10:37pm

Winter Water Insulation, thermoss, upside down carriage, etc...
You can try using a Camelbak with foam pipe insulation on the hose, and blowing air back into the reservoir when you are finished drinking. Eventually, even the valve will freeze... Wrapping the re...

In GEAR » Winter Water Insulation
January 01, 10:29pm

Tyvek house-wrap sealing tape for MYOG trash bag VB
For reasons only known to Canadians, we have large orange trash bags, a useful colour for ground-to-air signalling etc. They may exist in Europe or the USA. Similarly, we have Tyvek house-wrap ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Home made sleep vapor barriers
December 30, 11:52pm

Northern tips, not neccessarily SUL, for warm sleeping...
In NW Canada we use the 'Bill Mason' system of an inner or summer down bag and an outer synthetic bag, and wear down pants, down jacket, quallofil booties, polypropilene contact gloves, mid...

In GEAR » can t stay warm
December 30, 11:07pm

wear the glasses with a neck cord snubber outside the balaclava...
Hi All: Here N. of 60 we wear balaclavas roughly every month of the year---even in July in the mornings when it can be +5C! Wearing glasses over your balaclava works way better---neck cord on ...

In GEAR » Balaclavas for glasses wearers?
December 22, 11:55pm

clip beeping watch inside balaclava where it won't freeze...
Well, here in the Canadian North West, the sun rises at 1005 this week, so we rely on beeping digital watches. A tiny Ladies model, cut the straps off, attach a nylon line and a badge-clip, clip th...

In GEAR » alarm clock input needed
December 19, 10:46pm

poncho liners versus wearable sleeping bags...
Timo: Within the USA there is a big culture of poncho liners, including Brigade Quartermaster edge zipper kits to turn them into lightweight sleeping bags etc. Kifaru makes one, called a 'Woo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Poncho liner as a bivy?
November 24, 11:18pm

overpants
Just to echo the previous comment, it is really important to have a foam 'sitz' pad for winter activities. Here in the Yukon, we have them even in our day packs for walks in town---like tod...

In Winter Hiking » Insulated pants: Down vs Synthetic
November 22, 9:40pm

CO poisoning from Zippo + other lighter fuel handwarmers...
All: I live in Canada's far North West, so this comes up a lot...my best dodge so far is to carry a stainless steel thermos bottle and some 100ml Nalgene bottles, put them on the ground and pou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Home Made Hand/Feet Warmers
November 21, 11:50pm

Guterman thread sources...
All: Lucky me---my local sewing shop has Guterman thread in big conical rolls. Try quilting specialty shops as well. Ditto for heavy duty sewing machine needles. I have never been able to find it,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Guterman thread source?
November 21, 10:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Paul Davis

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Arc FlashLight Arc AAA
In the Northern Canada this is a superb everyday carry light, as it is as bright as a conventionally-bulbed 2AA Maglite, lasts longer, and is waterproof to at least 3M and much lighter! I got mine ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 09, 11:54pm

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
Hi all! I bought the Ti-Tri to use for long-range bike touring + hiking to replace a much-heavier MSR Whisperlight with the 350ml bottle, in all but full-winter situations. I managed to melt snow a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 24, 12:05am

Trail Designs Customer Service
All: The cones do seem a great design, and I am after Tri-ti one to fit my Snow-Peak Ti Solo pot. However, I have not been able to raise the Trail Designs people at info@traildesigns.com twice now ove...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 24, 11:23pm