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Re: 20*?
That is a classic combination that has worked well for many, including myself.

In Winter Hiking » Winter pad setup... will it work in 0F?
March 02, 10:10pm

the whole shebang
including backcountry ski gear, plus ice axe and crampons, family backpacking gear,and Sevylor Trail Boat it's about 117 pounds.

In Chaff » Full Skin Out.....of ALL my gear
March 02, 10:05pm

only 46 lbs?
Travis, you obviously do not have enough gear to qualify as a true gearhead.

In Chaff » Full Skin Out.....of ALL my gear
March 02, 7:10pm

Re: 3 Sided Shelter
The other thing about the sloped rear is that it shortens the ridgeline, keeping the unsupported panel size smaller for a stronger structure in the wind.

In Make Your Own Gear » 3 Sided Shelter
March 01, 1:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: High Sierra Boy Scout Trip
Four gables is a total walk-up (well, actually for me it was a ski-up since I did it on a ski trip) There may be some talus but it's not steep at all. Going over the ridge from Humphreys to ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Route for Boy Scout Sierra Trip
February 28, 11:01pm

Re: Re: High Sierra Boy Scout Trip
John - If you haven't already, you might want to look over another thread on this forum, the "Ca. destinations" thread, which has a bunch of discussion of a similar question, and may ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Route for Boy Scout Sierra Trip
February 28, 11:25am

Re: i was cold...
Anytime you have been working hard, when you stop you will cool off pretty quickly. But more than that, I find that my metabolism goes below the usual baseline. By that I mean that if I wear what I...

In Philosophy & Technique » i was cold...
February 27, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Ti vs Al
Plenty of steel pots available. Nice, heavy steel pots. Last you a lifetime.

In GEAR » lightest HE pot
February 21, 8:41pm

Re: gear weights
High-end Down-filled articles I would expect to be pretty darn close, as the shell fabrics will be pretty consistent and the manufacturer has a strong incentive to get the down fill weight right (b...

In GEAR » gear weights
February 21, 8:39pm

Re: JMT... Best spot for zero day.
I'll second the notion of getting off the trail a little. It doesn't take much. Pick just about any spot, head off the trail a half mile or a mile and enjoy. Pick a lake if you like lakes, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT... Best spot for zero day.
February 21, 3:08pm

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