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Re: clothing below zero
Dave- Where can I get an R 1/2 Hoodie? I have an R1 Hoodie, but it's a lot of warmth in one layer and I've found myself having to take it off and put it on too much. For temps below ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter hiking around 0F and below - what do you wear?
February 03, 7:12pm

Re: Gaia maps
Thanks, John. That's very good information. I wonder how much longer NG Topo can keep charging $99 per state when essentially the same information is now free. (I guess USGS topos have been ...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
December 12, 2:12am

Re: Paramo
Chris writes: "I think you've got things the wrong way round with Paramo Parameta fabric Miguel. The smooth side is worn against the skin to keep you cool and the fuzzy side against the sk...

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 11, 6:29pm

Gaia maps
I'm kind of new to the smartphone/GPS app world, so please indulge a few newbie questions: 1) The Gaia app looks intriguing. But, what is the cost of the maps and how do you get them? 2)...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
December 11, 6:17pm

Re: fuzzy wuzzies
Most fuzzy/flat polyester mid-layers have a hydrophilic surface treatment that increases capillary pressure in narrow spaces. The "void gradient" caused by having bigger spaces on the fu...

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 10, 6:38pm

Re: Exten-Z?
I have an old Sublite. I think you're right -- the new ones appear to come with "pole tip extenders" as shown here: http://www.tarptent.com/subliteSil2010.html To the OP: Those ...

In GEAR » What trekking poles for TT Sublite
December 05, 2:13pm

Re: What trekking poles for TT Sublite
I cut two Aluminum tubes down to around 10cm length. The tubes fit into the apex strap of the tent and over the tips of my fixed-length trekking poles. Depending on the length of your trekking ...

In GEAR » What trekking poles for TT Sublite
December 05, 11:45am

Re: Re: Alpina 1575
"One trick to avoiding frozen feet in the morning is to prewarm your boots by putting a bottle full of boiling water inside for a minute or two" Yep! I'll carry two 0.5L Nalgene bo...

In Winter Hiking » X-Country ski boots in camp?
November 28, 10:41pm

Re:Primus TiLite vs. Jetboil
I use a Primus ETA Packlite as my primary Winter stove when I have to melt snow for water. It comes with a 1.2L heat-exchanger pot that weighs 9.3 oz, but I often use a regular 1.3L Evernew Ti pot...

In GEAR » Primus TiLite vs. Jetboil
November 17, 6:30pm

Re: Optimal lofting
The thermal conductivity vs density graph in this post: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/12505/index.html?skip_to_post=94791#94791 from Richard suppo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
September 26, 5:53pm

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm