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My normal hiking shoes are LaSportiva Wildcats that are generously, but not loosely, sized and I use the thin double-layered Wright socks. In rainy weather below 40 degF or so I add a pair of Cabe...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 19, 3:43pm

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The above suggestions are all good. But a gear design issue would help you a lot: pullout tabs in the middle of each side of the tarp. They will prevent snow/rain pileup and also give you a lot m...

In GEAR » Best way to setup 8x10 tarp
December 18, 12:00pm

fire
Great and timely thread. I have done the "jump in the cold lake, wade to shore, then start a fire with the tools in your pockets" drill and like Eric said it is instructive. The forec...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 18, 11:52am

newt
I noticed the 2014 Newt on the MLD site as well. I need a lower volume pack for long, high output dayhikes. However I have a MLD Burn and as best as I can tell from the MLD site, the 2014 Newt is...

In GEAR » 2014 MLD Newt
December 12, 10:30pm

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Adam, I'll take the last pair. PM incoming.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gen III Level 2 Bottoms LARGE new with tags
December 09, 5:21pm

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Max, how much does the pack weigh?

In Gear Swap » FS: Zimmerbuilt Dyneema Hip Pack
July 03, 11:38am

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My research has shown me that signal mirrors and other simple visual signal aids are important not so much as a sole signal (though that has happened), but as a crucial tool for "the last 1/2 ...

In GEAR » Missing "essential" items: backup light, whistle, and fire starter
July 02, 10:07am

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Is this the same item as the "ultralight down shirt": http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-ultralight-down-shirt-pullover?p=84735-1-804 Or is it a different model?

In Gear Swap » FS: REDUCED Patagonia mens Down Shirt XL $75; Patagonia mens Houdini XL $60
July 01, 9:31pm

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Good info from Justin and Eric. Justin has obviously put in the time to develop the skillz. Running a fire in wet conditions has been very useful to me. It is a significant confidence booster...

In GEAR » Missing "essential" items: backup light, whistle, and fire starter
June 27, 6:30am

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Whoops, I misread the dimensions; sorry.

In Gear Swap » FS: Two MLD Spirite quilts, 28 and 38
June 26, 1:02pm

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