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He has a Thermarest foam pad which he bought with his own saved money two years ago. He intends to donate it to the troop when he replaces it with a different pad. He is looking for something mor...

In GEAR » Lightweight pad recomendations
February 06, 2:10pm

Lightweight pad recomendations
I am shopping for a pad for my son (14). There are no reasonable local outfitters where we can test gear, so we are subject to educating ourselves as best we can online. Specifically we are looki...

In GEAR » Lightweight pad recomendations
February 06, 1:16pm

Sleeping bag
Thanks Mark. I have no experience with that bag but it is on our buy list at the sale price. As a synthetic, I assumed that even at that weight it was bulky. I appreciate the feedback.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
February 06, 10:06am

Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
Four and more years ago in the troop, backpacking was a regular part of our program. However, with older scouts aging out, a gap in middle scouts, and mostly younger scouts coming in, we developed...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
February 06, 9:18am

Dog Whisper Dog Backpack
Hey! It's Junior!

In GEAR » Dog Whisperer Dog Backpack
December 07, 11:51am

Options for keeping the canister warm
Prehaps I am taking this a little off here, but has anyone ever experiemented with making a cozy for the canister, and inserting one of more hot hands inserts to keep the canister temp higher and t...

In GEAR » Inverted Canister Stoves
November 07, 8:36am

Hammock Gear and overfill
>>>Also the overfill - did someone mention each 1oz lowers the temp by around 5F?<<< I did (on another thread), and it varies. That is a very "general" statement, an...

In GEAR » (summer down bag) + (summer Apex bag) = cold-ish weather goodness?
November 04, 3:15pm

Top Quilt
Sergiy, yes, these are rated for comfort. I picked up a 20° Burrow, and I love it. It has 1 oz of overstuff. This roughly equals an extra 5°F, so this will keep me comfortable down to 15° wit...

In GEAR » Help me choose a Sleeping Bag/Quilt!!! Please :)
November 04, 8:44am

Plenty of options
MMD, For something as "heavy" as 2.5 with a 30° limit, you should have LOTS of options. For starters, in the $100 range, you can find the Kelty Cosmic 20 or the REI downtime. Neither ...

In GEAR » Help me choose a Sleeping Bag/Quilt!!! Please :)
November 03, 1:52pm

Did you say hammock?
Well that's the horse of a different color. Don't look at at sleeping bag, look at at Top Quilt. Lighter than a sleeping bag, and taylored more for hammocking. My recomendations are Hamm...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag and pad
November 02, 2:26pm

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