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in winter mine (ff volant) lives on a wide hanger in the coat closet with no noticeable compression in the shoulders.
otherwise it’s in the storage bag with my 5* down sleeping bag. with a forecast of 18*f for tomorrow morning it looks like it may be time to take it out of storage.

In GEAR » Proper way to hang a down jacket?
November 17, 12:26pm

watch on the auction sites for a pair of acme pants from rei
the pants are made with schoeller dryskin which i've found to be a superior softshell fabric. i wear them for everything but warm weather. when it's cold i wear tights under them.

In GEAR » Best winter tights or soft shell pants?
November 05, 6:11pm

hilight v lighthouse - the lighthouse has a width of 50", but as mentioned above,
the lighthouse is 6" longer which equals an additional 3 sq/ft of floor space. at 6'3" i'd have to sleep diagonally in a hilight not to press against the ends, and taking in a sec...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 02, 2:49pm

if you can wait, a black diamond lighthouse will show up periodically
on one of the auction sites. It's the second largest of the bd light series. the lighthouse has 30 sq/ft of mostly usable floor space because of the steep sidewalls. the single big side door ha...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 02, 1:07pm

to me it's the answer to a problem that doesn't exsist, but i do see a future for you in q branch.
it fits into the catagory of novelty.

In GEAR » Bear Bag Line Launcher: Would you use one?
October 27, 12:00pm

if you want to experiment with the stove try a soap test
away from any ignition sources attach a canister to the stove and then (with a spray bottle) apply soapy water around the stove/canister attachment point and the stove itself. if you see bubbles i...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 20, 11:06am

sorry - didn't fully read the question

In GEAR » Cheap, decent, thin synthetic socks?
October 02, 7:31pm

franco - nice
hanging stove collection now the thread will drift as to the merits/risks of cooking in your tent.

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 29, 9:50pm

Re: Bivy
"Imagine trying to pitch a tent on a 30º snow-covered slope..." better yet, imagine trying to bivy on a 30º snow covered slope. I'll take the proper tent every time. justthinking ...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 29, 7:21pm

" couple of hours for a solid wall." agreed
nothing comes too easy with winter camping.

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 8:01pm

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