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Re: UL on the cheap; Sleep system?
IMO best bang for your buck: 1.1oz Ripstop Nylon, 2nds from D.I.Y. Gear Supply at $3.20 per yard. 800+ fill down from wilderness logic at $6.50/oz. ~$75 gets you a 30 deg quilt @ probably 17...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL on the cheap; Sleep system?
February 09, 11:31pm

Re: re: SoUt in May
Fantastic itinerary. Do that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
February 09, 7:53pm

Re: re: Colorado Plateau in May
+1 for skipping Arches/Canyonlands that time of year. Hot, busy, and pretty far from the other areas. A few good short easy hikes in the escalante area: Spooky/Brimstone/Peekaboo slots The Bo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
February 09, 5:03pm

Pertex Shield +
Looks like there's a Shield+ Stretch variant in Some of Rab's spring '12 gear as well... http://n2a.goexposoftware.com/events/ors2011/FORMfields/uploads/pressreleasescurprurl13113610...

In GEAR » Is Pertex Shield a laminate or a membrane?
February 09, 10:33am

Re: zebralight
FWIW I just ordered a zebralight H51. I also use a steripen and debated getting the H31 (CR123 version) but read that runtimes with the H31 are significantly lower than the posted times on ZL'...

In GEAR » Ultra light flashlights
February 09, 8:59am

Re: Needles - winter
HK: We did heat snow for water (snowpeak giga ti) at night and in the morning (for convenience since there was plenty at hand). While hiking there was water in potholes and bottoms of canyons (af...

In Post-Trip Reports » Needles to ourselves
February 08, 4:40pm

Prices lowered
prices dropped on remaining items...

In Gear Swap » Kookabay pad, Montbell Rain Trekker, merino baselayers, etc
February 08, 1:54pm

Needles to ourselves
For most of the year, crowds in the Utah National Parks make them fairly intolerable, especially with so many other great areas nearby. In winter, though, it's a different story. We decided...

In Post-Trip Reports » Needles to ourselves
February 08, 9:14am

Re: Patagonia Merino 1 is BACK!
Shameless plug: I've got a small 108g in death metal black for sale on gear swap: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=58797

In GEAR » Patagonia Merino 1 is BACK!
February 06, 7:26pm

EOS sold, Patagonia merino baselayers and Montbell Rain Trekker still available
PT EOS sold...

In Gear Swap » Kookabay pad, Montbell Rain Trekker, merino baselayers, etc
February 06, 5:31pm

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