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"typical freestanding mountaineering tents like the Bibler, when you open the door bugs get in." ???
bibler might be a bad example, or maybe before they were bought by bd, but at least now, many if not most of the bd biblers have a mesh door behind the solid door.

In GEAR » single vs double wall tent confusion
May 08, 5:29pm

what Bob Gross wrote is how it was explained to me by
the person on the other end of the phone at western mountaineering and a girl who was a researcher with the army at natick soldier systems. they both said the issue with high compression for any l...

In GEAR » OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
February 26, 7:12pm

i'm with serge on addative layering
i try and have things go on-and-off in the same order, all the time. for me it's base layer (something synthetic, white/light color and moisture wicking), power stretch 1/2 zip hoodie followed...

In GEAR » How do you layer your windshirt?
February 02, 5:34am

if looking for something to keep you busy while hiking, and somewhat accurate if you know your stride and truly an old school skill
try working with ranger beads to measure your distance. it can be entertaining and will keep your mind sharp. with practice you can become pretty accurate. having spent a couple of years doing p...

In GEAR » What do you use to keep track of distance travelled/steps taken/calories burned on a thru hike?
February 02, 5:24am

with joggers at least it's easy to roll your ankles and the limits on how steep you can take it
will be a function the µ.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » French crampon technique?
January 22, 7:45am

mammut guye jacket on sale at rei
i haven’t taken mine off since i picked it up on sale almost 2 weeks ago. I’ve been tempted to sleep in it. i'm amazed at the range of temperatures it's been comfortable. It’s so com...

In GEAR » Appropriate jackets for the office?
January 20, 3:11pm

"Don't fall"
yep - first thing i was told.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner Ice Axe Questions
December 31, 1:42pm

french and the hybrid american technique are both things your should practice. and pick your parctice area where the
the run-out is safe.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » French crampon technique?
December 31, 1:12pm

a lot depends on the stiffness of the boot you are wearing
with a stiff mountaineering boot your ability to use french technique is limited somewhat, but you can kick step and front point much more easily thn you can in a softer boot.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » French crampon technique?
December 31, 9:18am

i will add my $0.02
similar to eric and others - synthetic base layer long sleeve shirt followed by a power stretch 3/4 zipped hoodie and a wild things epic windshirt. depending on expected temp my last layer would be...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 30, 11:13am

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