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MSR white gas stove pump failure
I just spent four days, three nights in the Adirondack High Peaks area, backpacking up Johns Brook and hiking to the top of Mt Marcy twice in two days. I went with four other people. Even thoug...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 01, 10:32am

Re: Re: Winter fuel guideline for XGK, Whisperlite
I recently read over the ADK Winter Mountaineering School student handbook and noted this same fuel recommendation that Charles mentions. I assume, Charles. that some of the trips you led are WMS ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 1: Basic Framework for Selecting A Cooking Pot and Predicting Fuel Needs
December 22, 8:53am

Duplex / Triplex
I still have the Hexamid twin. I really like the bathtub floor design he shows in this video, and the way he has rigged shock cord on the inside to keep the sides of the bathtub "high" s...

In GEAR » Zpacks Triplex
December 18, 6:46am

Sewing Cuben
These bivies with cuben on the bottom look great! I haven't sewn any. I am hoping to get started with a Silnylon bottom bivy this winter (to test in the Spring), and if it goes well, perhap...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Suggestions.
December 08, 9:51am

Re: Re: Re: Re: grid fleece
Good points, Justin. May be better to just use a breathable ripstop, then.

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 05, 8:58am

Re: Instaflator
I like the instaflator. It's light. I've purchased 5 or 6 of them and given them out to friends as gifts. The one I have developed a "blow-out" in the thin plastic close to the...

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 05, 6:37am

Re: Re: grid fleece
There is a guy on EBay selling PPDHE base layer material. 2.3yds for $15.00 I've never made my own items before, but I like your idea. It seems to make sense in my mind. People complain a...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 05, 4:53am

When I hear (or read) "Lofty Fleece", I think of Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft. But I think that material is pretty heavy, isn't it? I've never owned something like the Mount...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 03, 12:03pm

First Ascent Hangfire
If you like that Hangfire Hoodie, You may want to see if Whittaker Mountaineering has any in stock.

In GEAR » microgrid fleece hoody
November 25, 5:19pm

Re: Re: caution re thinking "unlost" button
Another second for Charlie's advice. And if you want to get experience using map and compass, see if there is an orienteering club in your area that runs events. Go to the events. Whil...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 25, 6:12am

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