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Presidential traverse (White Mtns, NH) escape routes.
Here's a very useful list of escape routes for a presidential traverse. Keep in mind that people have been trapped while knowing the exact bearing to follow to get below treeline because the w...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 10, 1:22pm

Camp magic sizing.
Paul: I'm 5'8", 173lb, 36" waist. My large Houdini (new version, year old) over thin shirt and medium weight fleece fits with space to spare but not a lot. It's OK with ...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 1:45pm

Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
Camp has their wind shirt/pants on sale: Magic jacket, hooded ($55) Magic pants ($50) Magic runner's jacket, no hood ($45) Sizes r...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 10:11am

Mt. Washington avalanche.
There was an avalanche on the summit cone of Mt. Washington on March 29. Check the avalanche forecast:

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. 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.

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

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