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i use the heatsheet bivy as a VBL occasionally ... havent had to use it as a survival tool yet there are tons of reviews on youtube of the amk thermolite bivy ... just give it a search

In Gear Deals » Tarp for survival
November 16, 11:43pm

synth out
steve ... synthetic outside if feasible ... 1. vapor travels outward ... if yr last layer is down itll end up there 2. yr outer layer is more likely to get wet from external elements ... be...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 16, 11:40pm

derek ..assuming sufficient ground insulation i dont see why you can't just use the jacket as a tight blanket in yr bag, thus not wasting the crushed down in fact, with the prevalence of BPL...

In GEAR » MEC Reflex
November 16, 11:34pm

josh you should be fine for PNW with what you have ... if you want mitts with flexibility you can buy those cheap fleece fingerless gloves that have a mitt cover at a big box store

In Gear Deals » OR PL 400 Fleece mit $20 + $7 shipping
November 16, 7:55pm

standing canister
1. sleep with it or hike with the canister in yr jacket 2. use a windscreen ... there are articles on BPL on how to do so at yr own risk ... the reflected heat will warm the canister 3. do yo...

In GEAR » Stove for winter backpacking
November 16, 7:43pm

i just coat the heads and spike with the same wax based lube i use for my cams you could also use wd40 ... just make sure it doesnt get on any of the slings

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ice axe fitting
November 16, 7:36pm

for winter climbing r1 or the equivalent ... its warmer, breathes well and dries quickly ... and is very durable stinkiness just keeps away the polar bears ... you want something that drie...

In GEAR » Patagonia R1 or Ibex Indie?
November 16, 6:55pm

in a survival situation bugs are just extra protein ... lol

In Gear Deals » Tarp for survival
November 16, 6:52pm

I had a Summerlite, and It was a nice bag... I sleep cold, and found that I was quite a bit chilled at 30F with an UL down inner jacket and thin merino leggings and merino ankle socks. I would have...

In GEAR » Summerlite vs. Highlite
November 16, 6:39pm

amk bivy bag
watch the cute survival chick review the amk bivy ... i use this in case cute chicks wanna bivy with me in the summer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQPeFeT7Foc and the bivy 2.0 http://www...

In Gear Deals » Tarp for survival
November 16, 6:26pm

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm