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Michael Gillenwater (mwgillenwater) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Seattle area
About Me Grew up camping and backpacking in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Then went to the east coast for grad school...then job...then family. Twenty years later we were able to reach escape velocity from Washington DC and relocated the entire family to the PNW. I've fallen in love with the Cascades as much as the Rockies. And we spend 4 weeks every year in Montana near Glacier.

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Nine Trails
Separately, I just picked up a Patagonia Nine Trails jacket through their winter sale. I have no real experience with it yet. But based on the simple test of breathing through the fabric, I like t...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 9:05pm

Re: Windshirt UNDER fleece...put down the kool aid.....
I would agree that this is an empirical question. Everything else is opinion and conjecture. But in the spirit of skeptical inquiry, it could simply be that he did not sweat because the R1 was no...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 8:55pm

Re: Just a windshirt?
And if it is windy, and you have the R1 on top of the wind shirt, what insulation value is the R1 providing any more? A highly breathable layer exposed to the wind would not seem to have much purp...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 5:48pm

New OR "hybrid" wind shirt?
http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/catalog/product/view/id/41052/category/2158/?mc_cid=18b5806b13&mc_eid=ed871ae5ab Just came across this new jacket from OR. At least it is new to me. Seems...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 6:16pm

Re: Dew
It maybe coming. New nanotech hydrophobic coatings may one day have tents and sleeping bags that are not just waterproof but actively repel water like two same pole magnets. as or the condensat...

In GEAR » Tarp Condensation
February 12, 4:53pm

FS: BA Fly CreekTent AND 3-pin XC ski boots
Lunar Solo is sold, but other items still available. Someone surely wants to get a pair of XC boots.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tents and 3-pin XC ski boots
December 13, 9:44pm

Deforestation
"With the continued urbanization and deforestation of America there is now a need more than ever to protect these environments." I'll be the first one to decry habitat destruction ...

In Editor's Roundtable » New England Traverse: Discovering a Wilderness Route
December 12, 4:53pm

Minibiz
Unless I missed it, I'm surprised no one has mentioned these guys. http://www.minimus.biz/

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 26, 12:31pm

FS: Lunar Solo and BA Fly CreekTents, plus 3-pin XC ski boots
bump

In Gear Swap » FS: Tents and 3-pin XC ski boots
October 28, 9:28pm

Re: Lunar Solo
I can't remember the exact year the Lunar Solo is, but it is pre-2012.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tents and 3-pin XC ski boots
October 09, 10:35pm

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