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Re: suggestions
The Utah parks are great in winter. Needles dist. has lots of loop options and it's easy to shorten/lengthen the trip on the fly if needed. No need for 4wd. Here's a trip report from the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter trip help
December 06, 6:27pm

Re: Re: MYOG down mummy bag
Thanks for the kind words. Ryan, hit me up with questions anytime.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG down mummy bag
December 06, 6:04pm

Re: Fleece vs. long underwear sleeping baselayer
I had a similar revelation last winter when I made some powerstretch tights and found them to be an ounce lighter than my Cap 2 bottoms. They're quite a bit warmer and are great on their own i...

In GEAR » Fleece vs. long underwear sleeping baselayer
December 05, 11:48am

Re: Re: Re: re: frameless packs
" With modern materials available for packs, there is simply no reason for any serious backpacker to need a framed pack for a week outing weighing more than 16oz. " Maybe a week outing...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Packs Work
December 05, 8:47am

MYOG down mummy bag
Finished this up last week for someone. More pictures and construction details here.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG down mummy bag
December 03, 12:47pm

Re: re: advanced river crossings
Good discussion, and it seems there are two here: intentionally crossing water that's bigger that walkable, and dealing with a unintended swim or fall. I crossed the Colorado a couple times ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » River Crossings Gone Bad
December 03, 12:41pm

Re: hillmap and acme
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php has UTM grid overlays. I prefer hillmap due to more printing control (still a PITA), but do wish you could put UTM grids on it. When you print from hillm...

In GEAR » What is the Best TOPO mapping program to get?
November 29, 8:41am

Last minute grocery store meals
+1 to couscous. a few others that haven't been mentioned: -instant beans (the Fantastic Foods black beans are indeed fantastic) with some minute rice and a tortilla -instant rice with dried ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backing packing meals from Big box stores
November 27, 5:05pm

CFM measurements
Thanks for all the info, Richard; it's appreciated. I'm curious if there are different types of CFM measurements...in the post you just linked (from 09) you list the Houdini as 5 CFM com...

In GEAR » how breathable a wind shell is
November 27, 8:36am

Squamish
Richard, Is that CFM for the current Squamish? Looks like there's a couple different names from different years of the fabric used (gossamera, luminera) and I'm wondering if it's sti...

In GEAR » how breathable a wind shell is
November 26, 9:51pm

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