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light vs dark clothing
I thought this article was interesting. Especially: "Researchers have studied the heavy black robes worn by Bedouins in the desert. They say the key there is thickness. The outer layer o...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 10, 9:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: cotton, really?
"Cotton is thermally conductive when wet, which is good in hot weather. I find that slightly damp cotton is cooler than bone dry polyester/cotton." I find this to be the case also, exc...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 10, 9:00pm

Re: brands?
Much of my backpacking clothing is Walmart or Meijer in-house brands. It works fine, as long as you can find something which actually fits properly. My softshell pants are Marmot Scree. They...

In Gear Lists » fall/winter hiking in ohio/PA
September 10, 5:57pm

Re: fall/winter hiking in ohio/PA
This is what works for me, but I tend to be one of those "human furnace" people. 30-40 degrees: probably just a polyester t shirt add thin fleece shirt or possibly unzipped standard ...

In Gear Lists » fall/winter hiking in ohio/PA
September 10, 2:49pm

WV
Another area in WV I forgot to mention is Seneca Creek Backcountry. I've only dayhiked a little there, but I've been meaning to do a few nights there sometime. I found this brief trip re...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 10, 12:43pm

Re: winter pod system?
What shelter are you using? What is the condition of the ground? Frozen ground is like sleeping on a block of ice! You might need double the pad insulation in that case. Six or more inches of sn...

In GEAR » winter pod system?
September 10, 8:35am

Re: Shell game?
I wonder if you could find a military version of the Houdini in XXL?

In GEAR » Shell game?
September 10, 7:56am

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
"I'm not disagreeing with your primary point that we can learn a lot from Native American philosophy, that it may help us to rebalance our relationship with nature. I just don't think ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 09, 2:28pm

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
Ah yes, it's possible to rationalwiki any idea away isn't it? The rational person also takes into account personal and cultural biases, and how the data may be skewed by such. Consider t...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 08, 10:18pm

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
"Leave No Trace" is a set of guidelines taught to outdoor groups. It's about how to respect natural settings, such as not leaving toilet paper littering the woods or starting a campfi...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 08, 9:27pm

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