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My Locale Mid-Atlantic via Upstate NY
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Primaloft Durability
I'm thinking of making a sleeping bag &/or quilt with Primaloft since it's CLO values are better than XP, it drapes better, and it's much more compressible. I'm a little worr...

In GEAR » Primaloft Durability
April 10, 10:16am

Sandals
I liked using them for stream crossing, rafting, canoeing, etc. I hated them on trails, and I didn't like them around camp. My feet got significantly more tired (sore arch, cramping toes) and...

In GEAR » Sandals/Hybrids? Keen,Teva, hiking, water sports, pos/neg experiences-recommendations
April 10, 10:07am

Campsite Specifics
The campsite won't have any appreciable tree cover. The trees in that area are all deciduous and leafless right now. Also, we'll be required to pitch the tent or tarp in a cleared are...

In GEAR » Suitability of Single Wall Shelter or Tarp
April 10, 7:16am

Down in Humid Rainy Weather
During the rainy season here in the mid-atlantic, we'll often have continuous light rain with 95-110% humidity for 4-5 days at a time. For instance, the weather forecast for this weekend is fo...

In GEAR » Is humidity/fog enough to completely collapse down loft?
April 09, 5:56pm

Suitability of Single Wall Shelter or Tarp
The weather forecast for my area this weekend has a dewpoint that is only 2-5 degrees (F) above the actual temperature. Also, the winds are forecasted to be light (10-15 mph with 20-25 mph gusts),...

In GEAR » Suitability of Single Wall Shelter or Tarp
April 09, 12:23pm

Down CLO loss when damp
Wow ! With only 5% moisture, a down bag loses 25% of it's warmth. With 10% it loses 45% and 15% it loses 60%. I didn't realize the CLO loss was that severe at low moisture levels - or ...

In GEAR » Is humidity/fog enough to completely collapse down loft?
April 09, 8:47am

Equipped to Survive Website
I'm been reading Doug Ritter's work for several years. In general, Doug is recognized as one of the leading experts in the aircraft survival industry. I've always found his opinions t...

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
April 07, 8:25am

Loft
Just because the down quilt looses loft and then becomes the same thickness as the synthetic quilt doesn't mean they will be the same warmth. If I understand correctly, the synthetic will be w...

In GEAR » Is humidity/fog enough to completely collapse down loft?
April 06, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Fill weight and temp rating: Western Mountaineering vs. Montbell UL SS
I'm confused. Wouldn't higher density with less loft be just like a bag that hasn't fluffed up yet ? Doesn't letting the down bag fluff up make it warmer ? Please enlighten us ...

In GEAR » Fill weight and temp rating: Western Mountaineering vs. Montbell UL SS
April 05, 6:22pm

Mirror
I mostly hike in the Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania area - so the trees pretty much prevent using a signal mirror unless you first climb to the top of one mountain ridges and find a cliff / overl...

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
April 04, 9:02pm

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm