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Re: most miserable cold night!
As a generalization, females often need a sleeping bag rated 10-15 degrees warmer. For 20 degrees, you need at least a "10 degree" bag, unless it specifies that the rating is for women. K...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 19, 7:38pm

Re: The inevitable Drone legalization of the JMT
"Why do I get that sinking feeling that David Chenault will at any moment now post defending the use of drones in the wilderness??? :)" Because he is probably watching you post on this...

In GEAR » Anti-Drone !
November 18, 4:01pm

Re: Where to cut down
Looks good. If it were my list, I'd make these changes: add waterproof pack liner (trash compactor bag) add compass add whistle add backup firestarter and emergency tinder add sunscreen ...

In Gear Lists » Where to cut down
November 18, 9:00am

Re: Clothing critique
Kevin, I'm a fairly warm sleeper, and I often feel heat loss through my Synmal UL7 at about 35F. I use a 1.7 oz 19" x 16" piece of 1/4" thick CCF under my hips to torso. It...

In Gear Lists » Clothing critique
November 13, 9:17am

Re: Warmest, most breathable winter mid layer
Polyester fleece--whatever I happen to find. It's generally either a discount store garment purchased for $20 or so, or one given to me free at work (logo wear). If that isn't warm enoug...

In GEAR » Warmest, most breathable winter mid layer
November 12, 10:51am

Re: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
Eric, thanks for finding and including some of that article. I think it makes the point well that synthetic is so bad when wet that it's even comparable to wet down, or even worse than down on ...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 05, 7:20pm

Re: goretex socks vs overboots
I use GoreTex socks with mesh trail runners in the winter in deep snow, but the cold limit on that for me is about 15F if I'm using a VBL and don't stop for more than 15 min. The GoreTex so...

In Winter Hiking » goretex socks vs overboots
November 05, 3:09pm

Re: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
They don't perform very well. There was even an article here in which down dried faster than the synthetic in the test condition. I'm not sure how well the test condition matches reality. ...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 05, 11:57am

Scree
Another happy Scree wearer here.

In GEAR » Best winter tights or soft shell pants?
November 05, 8:42am

map and compass
I agree with Seth's thoughts about carrying a compass. I too usually carry one of those compass/thermometers. I also carry a 3 gram button compass backup in my wallet pocket. I have to be caref...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 04, 12:37am

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