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Arc-Alpinist and Tarp
John, I have been using an Arc-Alpinist with 2 oz overfill for several years under a GoLite tarp. In 3 seasons I add silk bag that's only a few ounces feels good. In winter when th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Talk Me Into It (or Out of It)
December 01, 7:50pm

Triple bag
I have a Stephensen DAM and 2R tent, VB gloves and socks for both me and my wife. I am a big fan. I didn't buy full bag because of cost and I like my Nunatak Arc-Alpnist which I pair up with DA...

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
November 28, 8:10pm

man o' man
Drats, I have a DAM (but no bag) but it is 64" size - I just checked. I think I am too big (wide)for the 60" and my wife will be to small. I also have the 2R which my son uses for scouts....

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
November 28, 7:49pm

Triple bag
Can I ask your weight. I am measuring my girth based on Stpehensons formula but 60" may be to tight, I am 5'6", 160 lbs. Chuck

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
November 28, 7:06pm

WM flight jacket fill weight?
Anyone know the fill weight of the Flight Jacket - medium? WM's site say 10.5 oz total but doesn't give fill weight. Their new Hooded Flash is 9 oz with 3 oz fill weight. Thanks Chuck

In GEAR » WM flight jacket fill weight?
November 28, 6:52pm

Re: Jacket
Erik, I live in VA and am interested in your exp. with the WM Highlite and VB. What type of VB do you use. I was thinking of buying VB material from Stephensons and making own. What temp's a...

In GEAR » Help with Winter Hiking Jacket/Coat
November 26, 5:15am

Condensation and dripping
Let's assume (real world) that you are in humid winter conditions and inside tent does get a lot of condensation while sleeping, how do you keep condensation from falling on your down bag when ...

In GEAR » should I avoid single wall tents?
November 25, 2:17pm

Re: Survival Straw for Water Treatment?
I am not familiar with the Survival Straw, but the Lifestraw looks very promising. Right now they are only selling large quantities to developing countries.

In GEAR » Survival Straw for Water Treatment?
November 21, 4:28pm

cold 12 y.o.
No, he did not have a cold before or after. This weekend if comprable or lower temps I'll see if he wants to sleep in yard with same gear but implement suggestions and see what happens.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cold 12 year old
November 18, 7:28pm

les and the snake
Les is so tough that in one episode he was bit by a rattlesnake and they immediately airlifted the snake to the med center.

In Chaff » Less Stroud is so tough...
November 18, 12:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Maguire

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Nunatak Arc Alpinist
Although initially expensive and a very long wait I think in the long run it really is not that expensive due to the wide range of temp's it can be used over. I have used mine in higher teen's as w...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 04, 5:40am