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cabelas
Where are the weights listed for any of these items? I often wonder about picking up something for emergency use for my kids.

In Gear Deals » $25 Down Jacket
February 16, 6:16pm

snowshoes
Snowshoes are pretty simple and if you are buying cheap, the differences may not matter that much. However, before I can give you any recommendation, I have to know: what do you mean by "day h...

In GEAR » Show shoe help
February 16, 6:09pm

mansfield
The long range forecasts aren't calling for cold here, so it doesn't look like you will face serious cold. I have never been in the mountains at -20, but -5 and -10 are cold and scary enou...

In Gear Lists » Winter at Mt. Mansfield
December 22, 9:23pm

softshells
I think "membrane" softshells get a bad rap, at least if that includes schoeller wb400, which I continue to believe is the perfect winter softshell and the best choice for you. But I hav...

In GEAR » Which softshell for winter climbing in the Canadian Rockies?
December 21, 9:59pm

taft lodge
Your mention of bushwacking Dewey got me looking at Nebraska Notch, so I was referring to Taylor lodge there, not Taft (corrected above). I haven't been to Taft in a long time. My guess is th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mansfield area shelters?
December 13, 9:40pm

mansfield
I go up to Butler regularly, including in the winter. Were you thinking of parking at stevensville rd on the underhill side? Or were you looking at the stowe side (I know side that much less well...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mansfield area shelters?
December 02, 8:59pm

tailcap
The only thing I can think to check is in the tailcap. If it is like mine (the LD models), under the spring is a metal disk that threads on, and holds the button switch in place. That metal disk ...

In GEAR » fenix PD series flashlight
November 06, 8:50am

lithium
In addition to longer life and lighter weight, the other advantage of lithium is cold weather performance. At temps below zero F, lithium will perform far better than a standard alkaline.

In GEAR » nighthiking flashlight choices
November 01, 5:34am

ratings
I have to admit that the range makes little sense to me when I read reviews, since I forget what they mean and where they rank. Comparing the numerous down jackets looks like just a blur of recomm...

In GEAR » Gear Rating at Backpacking Light
October 26, 6:34am

lights
My only question is why go with funky batteries and not AAs? I have a fenix and only looked at that choice on your list. It looks like a great light, but it seems to me that there are significant...

In GEAR » nighthiking flashlight choices
October 24, 4:31pm

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