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Re: Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
Nice write-up, Dave. And I whole-heartedly concur with your take on backcountry ski boots. AS a backcountry ski tourer - with the emphasis on touring- I am also disappointed with the current offeri...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 13, 9:46pm

Re: No-sew Veclro and PU Coated Nylon
I don't know about the self-adhesive stuff, but you can glue regular velcro to PU-coated nylon with Seam Grip.

In Make Your Own Gear » No-sew Veclro and PU Coated Nylon
December 12, 8:45pm

fingerless mittens
Cut the feet off. Cut a thumb hole a couple inches up from the bottom. Fingerless mittens. Of course, this only works if they are skinny enough to fit your wrists well.

In GEAR » What to do with old wool socks?
December 11, 4:22pm

Re: Blizzard bag plus synthetic blanket inside?
One thing to be aware of with a combination lie this is that for the reflective properties of the Blizzard bag to work best, you don'tr want too much between the heat sorce(you) and the reflect...

In GEAR » Blizzard bag plus synthetic quilt inside?
December 08, 9:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Successful Windpro mod
I just use the heat reflector by itself right on the snow with my Simmerlite. Works fine.

In Winter Hiking » Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
December 08, 9:31pm

Re: Going Stoveless
I've gone stoveless a couple times, only in the summer. I wouldn't want to be without hot drinks and a hot breakfast and dinner while snow camping. For me, the best thing about it is the si...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless
December 02, 10:29pm

winter poles
I would sitck with ski poles. There are lots of adjustable ski poles out there. Mine are Black Diamond Flicklocks. I really like the flicklock adjustment over the threaded ones. Rock solid, no jams...

In GEAR » Rugged winter trekking poles?
November 26, 4:04pm

Re: Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
A little comparison: The use you describe amounts to what I would call one day of stove use - one breakfast, one dinner - plus you heated water for lunch. You used 110 grams of fuel. On a 7 coo...

In Winter Hiking » Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
November 22, 10:39pm

Re: Mt. Whitney Via Mountaineering Route
I suggest you post your question here: http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/forums/1/1/General_Discussion or here: http://whitneyportalstore.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/cfrm ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt. Whitney Via Mountaineering Route
November 20, 1:24pm

winter fun
Well, if you are warm and dry, have plenty to eat, and something to entertain you after dark, you will have fun. If you are inexperienced, the best advice I can give is to err on the side of extra ...

In Winter Hiking » How do you make winter backpacking more enjoyable?
November 15, 6:42pm

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