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NEOS overshoes for snowshoeing.
I also have been using NEOS overshoes with a felt liner and several pairs of wool socks for day hikes in the cold (down to a little below 0F). They are warm, have better traction than my vivobare...

In GEAR » SnowShoe boots?
January 17, 12:05pm

CAMP Magix 10 AND Hillsound Pro crampons $63 free shipping
I have the Camp Magix 10 and they are excellent and it's a very good price. They are intermediate between Kahtoola microspikes and real crampons. They are very similar to the well reviewed H...

In Gear Deals » CAMP Magix 10 crampons $63 free shipping
January 16, 9:00am

RE: Too high of expectations from DAM's?
BPL has an article testing insulated mattresses (probably by Roger C.) The R value of the insulation increases the more you inflate the mattress. This also makes it less comfortable for me, but ...

In GEAR » Too high of expectations from DAM's?
January 13, 1:40pm

Is 600-650 down worth it?
Yes, good quality 600-650 down gear is worth it. The only advantages of the synthetics remain better wet performance and cost. I think in the olden days the down in sleeping bags and clothes t...

In GEAR » Is 600-650 down worth it?
January 04, 12:33pm

New Hampshire Snowshoeing
Views from the top just had a thread about winter hikes for beginners, mostly in the Whites: http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?47474-Beginning-winter-hiking-which-trails-to-start-out-on ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Hampshire Snowshoeing
January 04, 11:30am

Carrying water for below 0F.
Philip at sectionhiker.com does a lot of winter hikes in NH and likes these insulators and bottles: http://www.40below.com/products_detail.php?ProductID=18 In the NH White Mtns, which can get t...

In Winter Hiking » Transporting water in cold weather- tips needed.
December 31, 1:39pm

Camel's Hump, VT.
"Assume we camp very close to the summit, since we love sunrises." I think this is against regulations: http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/primitive_guide.htm "Camping above 2500 fee...

In GEAR » Sleep system for Camel's Hump, VT? 4,000ft
December 23, 4:47pm

Amount of down in 0 deg bag
It's comparable to the EMS Mountainlight 0F bag which has 26 oz of downtek 800 down, http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12723074&lmdn=Temperature%20Range&cp=3677338.11326...

In GEAR » Amount of down in 0 deg bag
December 23, 4:12pm

RE: Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking
You will be too cold, possibly dangerously cold. Read up on hypothermia. Sleeping: add another sleeping bag roomy enough to go over your present bag. Add another pad (i.e., 2 pads), it can be...

In GEAR » Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking / backpacking.
December 23, 4:00pm

Layering down equipment?
Konrad and Mike: Yes, I'd say the theoretical rating of layered sleeping bags might be a lot better than the reality. My lost detailed post calculated 30F and 20F bags from Feathered Friends ...

In GEAR » Layering down equipment?
December 17, 6:47pm

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