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Roman Dial (romandial) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale packrafting NZ
About Me A middle aged man, married, fattening up.
CityAnchorage
StateAlaska
CountryUSA

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter headwear (and other thoughts)
The snowclaw could be used to possibly break/cut snow and the cook pot to move snow. A 2 L Ti Pot would be better than a 1 L Al pot for moving snow, because it's bigger and stronger. A g...

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 17, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter headwear (and other thoughts)
Never used the snowclaw, but in a pinch dug a cave with a cook-pot and an ice axe. However, your cookpot is how big?

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 17, 9:36am

Hat
Here's the kind of hat I'm thinking of http://www.prospectoroutfitters.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=82050!OR BTW -- the nose flap the guy has in the video is not as ubiquitous as the ruff...

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 16, 10:35pm

Re: Winter headwear
OK, On the "Frozen Whiskey and the Taste of Death Expedition", where it never got above zero for three weeks, here's what i wore from inside out: 1. A balaclava, mid-weight poly...

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 16, 10:24pm

Re: Re: Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
Mike Martin has lots of good suggestions -- One water bottle vs two? I like his idea of two little ones. That way you can also rotate them at your feet when it's cold. Not sure what kind ...

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 16, 10:00pm

Re: what a trip!
Hi Joe, I'll try to answer some of these well: how much white water have you experienced in the pack raft? as much as I can. check out http://www.youtube.com/user/romandial for videos of ...

In Packrafting » Grand Canyon
February 16, 5:11pm

steaking out mids in snow
You'll have enough snow to anchor with little bags filled with snow or sticks buried sideways and your skiis and poles. Shovel snow around the edges to help hold it down. If all goes to hell...

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 16, 5:03pm

shelter
The Arctic1000 cuben-fiber mid Jason Geck and I used weighs 14 ounces and I would use that if I was doing your trip, Andy. I'd leave the bivy or sell it to someone else. I'd use it for the ...

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 16, 5:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter shelters
Thanks for the invitation, John. I gave up un-insulated shell coverings for sleeping maybe 20 years ago. Why? Well I like to be able to sit up and deal with my life when the weather's bad. W...

In Gear Lists » Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 4,700 miles and 7 months; start in 4 weeks
February 16, 4:52pm

No dry suit?
Andy, We paddled open boats for decades in Alaska w/out drysuits on glacial rivers and in spring and fall (i.e. 0 C with snow and rain and wind; winter freezes solid). Here's what I learned:...

In Packrafting » Hike and Packraft - Drysuit options?
December 16, 1:38pm

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