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Re: Three Seasons Bag Dilema
I used both a Summerlite and a Montbell Spiral Down Hugger#3 before switching to a Nunatak Arc Specialist quilt. I'm a stomach sleeper who likes to pull one knee-up on occasion and tosses and ...

In GEAR » Three Seasons Bag Dilema
October 12, 9:01pm

Re: Acclimation
It's totally subjective, but my experience has been that my aerobic conditioning greatly affects how I deal with altitude. I've never lived anywhere but sea-level, and going into the mount...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Get over elevation sickness?
October 12, 10:45am

Yosemite SAR
Here's another article about a recent storm on Half Dome and hikers' misguided expectations for SAR. Some of the best quotes: "People are pushing their luck, trying to beat the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Alaska search and rescue thin line
October 12, 8:24am

Re: More trail info for the area to read up on...
I went to the podiatrist today and found out that I did in fact break a metatarsal bone in my foot a week and a half ago on my trip in CA. So the injury is in the process of healing, but won't...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England ultralight weekend!
October 11, 9:43pm

Re: Used cuben
BPL Member Richard Nisley has done some invaluable works in at least two threads of which on know regarding the aging of cuben, here and here I won't pretend to have made it through either o...

In GEAR » Used cuben
October 11, 9:14pm

Duomid inverted V
I haven't tried this with mine, opting instead to slant the middle pole. What approximate pole length were you using for the inverted 'V' for a corner to corner ground pitch? You can...

In GEAR » MLD Solo Mid
October 11, 4:58pm

Re: MLD Solo Mid
I have both a silnylon Duomid and a Spinnaker Solomid [picked up on Gear Swap). I've used the Duomid for one night snow camping and the Solomid 2 weeks ago for a 3 night trip in Ansel Adams wi...

In GEAR » MLD Solo Mid
October 11, 8:04am

Re: Clothing CLO reference/chart?
Yes Also here

In GEAR » Clothing CLO reference/chart?
October 06, 3:40pm

Re: Winter Backpack Recommendations
Just to add to the already excellent packs mentioned above, the Six Moon Designs Starlite. this is currently my winter pack of choice. I have the old version with the two stay vs the current with...

In GEAR » Winter Backpack Recommendations
October 05, 7:40am

Re: beaked tarps: a reasonable solution for muliple environments?
Here's an 8-year-old article by Ryan Jordan on tarp techniques in bad weather. I don't have extensive tarp experience in bad weather, but I did use my (now-discontinued) BPL Nano tarp fo...

In GEAR » beaked tarps: a reasonable solution for muliple environments?
October 04, 8:19am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm