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Re: cheap and light winter sleeping systems
Please pick two: 1. cheap 2. light 3. warm :) I have the Marmot Never Summer 0F bag. It's 650 fp down and 4 lbs. I think I got it at campmor.com for around $250.

In GEAR » cheap and light winter sleeping systems
November 28, 8:06pm

easiest bindings
Unless she really needs modern snowshoes with crampons, why not a pair of traditional shoes with lampwick bindings? Once they're tied, it doesn't get any easier than this. https://www.yo...

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 28, 7:59pm

Re: Outdoor Research Mukluks
At around 15-20F, I switch from trail runners and GoreTex socks to using waterproof mukluks along with vapor barriers. Here's a post in my blog where I go into more detail: http://bushcrafts...

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Mukluks
November 28, 10:33am

Re: Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
I'm assuming you're planning for a low of -40 F/C. My experience is limited to -15F, but I too am planning for lower. Sleeping pad: I think you'd want a thick foam pad like the Ridg...

In Gear Lists » Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
November 28, 8:55am

Re: When is a frameless pack practical?
I have an older Gossamer Gear Gorilla, and I find that it's always more comfortable with its removable 3.6 oz frame. I've tried it without the frame and both with and without rigid pads for...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 12:08pm

Re: Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
army surplus wool glove liners: $4 Wells goatskin work glove shells: $15 Swedish army surplus leather/breathable fabric gauntlet mittens with liners: $20 for 3 pairs Swedish army cotton an...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 26, 11:56am

I can help
I'm really taking one for the team on this one, but I'm willing to help someone out. I have an average house in a great neighborhood in beautiful, relatively flat Ohio I'll trade wit...

In Chaff » As a reminder...
November 26, 8:54am

Re: Onerous BPLrules*
"(You must wait 30 seconds between posts.)" Hey, web programmers are people and have superstitions too!

In Chaff » Onerous BPLrules
November 26, 8:47am

Re: Re: Clothes for camp chores in winter
Sven, At those temps, I just use a (550 fp?) down jacket from Meijer (superstore chain) which was about $25 and around 28 oz total weight for size XXL. (I wear XL, but went oversize for loose an...

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 3:27pm

Re: Clothes for camp chores in winter
I would replace the down hoody with a fairly thick down jacket or parka. Backyard testing is the only way to know for sure, since everyone's metabolism is different.

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 8:49am

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