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Re: winter layering system
Soft shells by definition are not designed to be an insulation layer, but with hoods the warmth factor goes up. For an extended rest or camp I just toss my insulation layer over the soft shell and ...

In GEAR » winter layering system
February 02, 12:52pm

Re: Re: REI & MSR
Rick Dreher is correct.

In GEAR » Rip-off by MSR ?
January 13, 2:44pm

Re: Hiking Shoes?
Hitman, hopefully the store you go to will have an individual who has attended a fitting school and will measure and properly evaluate your feet so you can be fitted with the correct boot after try...

In GEAR » Hiking Shoes?
January 06, 1:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Mountaineering boot reccommendations?
Small REI stores are not allocated mountaineering boots, however mid sized REI stores up here in the northwest as well as our Seattle flagship store does carry the Lowa Mountain Expert GTX and it i...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mountaineering boot reccommendations?
December 30, 1:42pm

Re: Mountaineering boot reccommendations?
Like you stated fit depends on the last of the boot, for a lower volume and average to narrow foot I would recommed the Lowa Mountain Expert GTX.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mountaineering boot reccommendations?
December 29, 12:08pm

Scared Of Heights
Just memory lane for Sabar in the post above mine. Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington State, North of Snoqualmie Pass between Ridge Lake and Mount Thompson/Alaska Lake, USGS Chikamin Peak Quadrang...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scared of Heights?
December 17, 4:14pm

Scared Of Heights
I have migraine headaches also, no fun! Heights used to make me nervous but over the years not so much. Section of PCT on the way to Bumbleebee Pass and Mount Thompson.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scared of Heights?
December 17, 3:58pm

Re: here is a link to the gear list forum
We start accumulating gear how we can, so take it with a grain of salt when we talk a slightly different language now as many of us probably started out where you are now. The Coleman Crescent is a...

In GEAR » looking for a tent.
October 27, 2:02pm

Stephenson Warmlite
It sounds like you would be interested in either the 2R or 2C depending on your height and needs. The only other options that I recall are full front door, side windows, and wind stabilizers. Only ...

In GEAR » Stephenson Warmlite
September 20, 12:02pm

Warmlite floor design?
My 2R & 3R Stephenson tents work very well in alpine conditions; both have side windows so keeping cool is not a problem, be that as it may, when exposed to mountain sun I do take them down dur...

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 09, 12:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Toraason

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Great stuff and just a step below real Starbucks but in the mountains I don’t know the difference; real easy to fix at:

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 02, 11:41am

Leki Super Makalu
I bent the piston that operates the shock system in the lower section of my 2008 Super Makalu pole when it came loose in some very wet snow descending Cashmere Mountain Alpine Lakes Wilderness. All it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 09, 1:19pm

REI Ti Ware Long Handled Spoon
Just saw this review and have been using this spoon the last two years with my Enertia Trail Food dinners and my home made cereal breakfasts. I could not agree more with the previous post that it is g...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 20, 12:08pm

Kahtoola KTS Aluminum crampons
I’ve been looking for a lightweight traction device for training hikes on Mount Si in Washington State and to use when my Grivels would be over kill. I chose the Kahtoola Steels mainly because of all ...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 19, 11:44am

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
I recently busted a hole in one of my MSR Denali Ascent snowshoe binding straps and after contacting MSR/Cascade Designs (who are here locally) received a free replacement strap in the mail within one...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:52pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
The directions that came with the lighter sucked, however there is a good explanation at that explains high altitude/cold operation. At select Butane Lighters, Wind...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 20, 11:58am

Java Juice Coffee Extract
I posted a comment on Java Juice in a different thread a while back so I’ll bust in here and say that I’ve tried just about everything I can think of for a cup of morning joe from packing a small Fren...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 05, 10:26am