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Re: thermos
comparison of various vacuum bottles here: https://www.wildsnow.com/15114/vacuum-bottle-comparo/#more-15114 A plastic bottle with foam jacket will compare very poorly to a vacuum bottle in ...

In Winter Hiking » thermos
January 13, 10:06pm

Re: Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
Depending on where and when I am, I often don't filter. In general, the further off the beaten path and the higher up I am the less likely I am to filter. On spring ski trips I do not filter e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 13, 9:58pm

Re: Final questions before snow shoeing trip
Don't know where you are planning to go, so hard to tell whether you should hang food or not. In the Sierra, I would not bother in the winter. Never had any issues in the snowy months.

In Winter Hiking » Final questions before snow shoeing trip
January 10, 4:53pm

Re: How many ponchos to make a quilt top?
Dave at Milesgear - http://milesgear.com/UberBivy.html - sells the material he uses for the tops of his Uber Bivys, which is some sort of propore-ish stuff. $5/yd, 5 feet wide. just get some ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How many ponchos to make a quilt top?
January 08, 10:18am

Re: New: Bamboo, Why Not
Bamboo ice axe shaft: It's been done. I believe it was Chouinard that made it; laminated solid bamboo. In the 70's.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 07, 10:39pm

Re: Double Dog Dare
Brad, I think you have a protocol issue here. To go straight to the Double-Dog-Dare without first proclaiming the Dare and the Double Dare is a serious breach of accepted practice.

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
January 03, 3:52pm

Re: Bottle container for hot liquid
I've used Nalgenes for many years with hot liquids and zero problems. I don't usually have one in the bag with me but I do put my hot morning drink in my ski boot liners to warm them up and...

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
December 31, 10:15am

Re: Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
Also in the grouse ridge area: Island Lake. you get there by way of HWY 20, then Bowman Lake Rd., then take the road to Carr & Feeley Lakes. The trailhead is just before Carr Lake, then you hi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
December 31, 9:58am

snowmobiles
Be aware that all of Highway 4 is a popular snowmobile route, so you should expect to see quite a few if you go that way.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter Trip Suggestions
December 29, 8:45pm

Re: Winter Trip Suggestions
Prepare for long-winded answer - First off I'd suggest aiming for late april rather than late march - better weather on average and in some cases better access as well. Late march can be pret...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter Trip Suggestions
December 29, 12:48pm

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