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Mt. Washington avalanche.
There was an avalanche on the summit cone of Mt. Washington on March 29. Check the avalanche forecast: http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 01, 7:53am

Cold and wet on Mt. Washington.
I have several concerns with the safety of your gear list: How durable are your shell jacket and pants? Will they survive crawling on rock for a distance? If the wind is too high, you can'...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
March 30, 12:41pm

Kephart's tomahawk, 3/4 lb., and a 12 oz hatchet.
"Among my most valued possessions is a tiny Col- clesser tomahawk, of 8-ounce head and 2^ inch bitt, which, with hickory handle and home-made sheath, weighs only three-quarters of a poun...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 9:08am

Carbide tips.
EMS has black diamond long flex tips for $4.95. http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3659133 Ebay sometimes has carbon fiber golf club shafts (no club head, no handle) that are long e...

In Make Your Own Gear » 6.6 ounce, $1.075 trekking pole
March 25, 1:29pm

Inuit sunburst hood/ruff for extreme cold and wind.
Here's a paper comparing a traditional Inuit hood and fur ruff with the military tunnel hood. The sunburst hood pattern is better in windy cold conditions. http://www.int-res.com/articles/cr2...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
February 23, 6:31pm

RE: Asthma
You have my sympathy. I also developed asthma around age 50, from chemical exposures at work. Fortunately my triggers are seldom present on the trail. I also have a few allergies but they nev...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Asthma
February 22, 2:59pm

RE: Mukluks
Mukluks are supposed to be very warm, best suited to dry very cold temperatures. In wet snow and warm temps they soak through because they are not waterproof. For overnight use, you should car...

In GEAR » Steger Mukluks
December 04, 2:19pm

RE: How to distinguish light vs. mid-weight vs. heavy fleece?
http://www.fabricdiva.com/Facts-About-Fleece-W2.aspx has good info. FLEECE TYPE AKA* GRAMS PER YARD OUNCES lightweight/microfleece 100 200-240 7 TO 8.5 medium/regular weight 200...

In GEAR » How to distinguish light vs. mid-weight vs. heavy fleece?
August 11, 12:16pm

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
I can only add a little to what Bogs said. The Cape Breton highlands are great but a long drive to get to hiking. Fundy National Park is pretty nice, but just car camped there. A fr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice needed
August 10, 1:21pm

Headnets.
Another vote for Peter Vacco's headnets: http://www.petersheadnets.com/ His website says his halt in sales is temporary till he clears his backlog. You might just email him to see when he...

In Gear Swap » WTB Mosquito Headnets
June 11, 3:02pm

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