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I have decided that a bothy bag is the best possible emergency shelter, at least for winter use, when it can be very cold. The bothy offers total protection and shelter, can be shared, and warms u...

In GEAR » AMK Escape Bivy breathable
November 16, 12:10pm

landsend has down for women for 29 in the outlet. also check cabelas.

In GEAR » Recommendations on puffy (preferably synthetic) jacket for son
November 07, 6:21pm

BC's inhouse brand Stoic is cut to have long arms and long in the body (but otherwise slim), and is regularly discounted in a huge way on steep and cheap.

In GEAR » Synthetic jacket for the tall?
November 03, 10:33am

The problem with planning for snowshoeing is that the conditions can be so variable. If you are talking about having to break trail in deep snow, 5-7 miles sounds practically impossible. If the t...

In GEAR » critique winter clothes gear list
November 01, 8:33am

I just got a squirt ps4, so pliers and scissors for 1.9 oz. The pliers are nice, I could certainly use them for fishing. I wouldn't want to use them if I was pike fishing, but otherwise, I thi...

In GEAR » Replacement for multi-tool?
October 29, 12:47pm

figure 8
I think the easiest, best and most obvious knot to use to make a fixed loop in triptease for attaching to the tent is the figure 8. The only reason to use a bowline for a knot here is if you would...

In GEAR » Best knot for Triptease line?
October 17, 12:59pm

canada options
How about crossing the UP to Lake Superior Provincial Park or Pukaskwa? I hiked the coastal trail in LSPP l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions - Midwest
August 16, 7:32am

beyond fleece
long ago i bought a pair of pants from beyondfleece. custom made for me to my exact size. i still wear them and would love a winter weight version. for 100 bucks or so worth considering at least.

In GEAR » Non baggy, finely sized pants recommendation
July 20, 6:44pm

I saw a print ad for the "celestron retrace" GPS. I can't find a spec for the weight, but it takes AAAs. Says it has the high senstivity receiver. cheap at $59. I don't see an...

In GEAR » lightest gps with longest battery life
July 19, 10:46am

I am not aware of a good long loop in the whites, so I think you should plan to use the shuttle. I also avoid hiking in the whites in Aug, because as beautiful as they can be, they are overrun wit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking the Whites - N.H. - advice?
April 06, 5:55am

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