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Re:"Taking a 25 degree bag down to 0"
“Thinking about getting and overbag or bivy to augment a Montbell SS Hugger #2 Sleeping Bag (25 degree) to add another 10 degrees of warmth. Any thoughts on pros or cons of either setup along wit...

In Winter Hiking » Taking a 25 degree bag down to 0
December 06, 10:35am

"3 day solo gear list"
Here are some initial suggestions: NIX- spare underwear, spare t-shirt, towel (you have a bandana), water filter (you have chemicals already or get some aquamira drops), book, poison ivy soap (alr...

In Gear Lists » 3 day solo gear list
December 03, 10:15am

"Pillow alternative"
I have been pretty happy stuffing my rain gear (since extra clothes are worn to bed) and one of my platypus bottles filled with air stuffed in a small stuff sack. It weighs nothing, because I am al...

In GEAR » Pillow alternative
November 29, 6:11pm

RE: "Down shifting in Enlightened Equip quilts?"
I have a 30 degree Rev-X with 30% overfill. In my experience the Karo baffles do a better job of keeping the down from migrating during use than previous bags I have had that use standard horizonta...

In GEAR » Down shifting in Enlightened Equip quilts?
November 19, 11:56am

RE:"Removing Wrist Straps From Poles"
John Using a nail punch and a hammer gently tap the pins out, they can easily be put back later if you need. I have done this with my poles as I use straps for snowshoeing but not for hiking.

In GEAR » Removing Wrist Straps From Poles
November 16, 6:26am

RE:"Cough drops"
Anything with a detectable odor runs the risk of attracting critters, cough drops included.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cough drops
October 20, 9:38am

RE: "Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition"
It is hard to pick one thing that is a favorite above all others when so many things in my system have really come to shine this year, however if I had to pick just one thing that I use the most an...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
October 19, 10:27pm

Re: "Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Jacket"
Just picked one of these up recently and wanted to add my two cents since this community and this thread helped convince me to pull the trigger on the purchase. I have a size Large Helium II an...

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Jacket
October 19, 6:04pm

Re: "Just bought Evernew.9 liter pot"
I am not sure I see the downside, imagine the weight savings if your pot can cook your meals without a stove!

In GEAR » Just bought Evernew.9 liter pot
October 17, 3:16pm

Re:"Icy feet"
Jennifer, what temps are you having these issues in and what is your current footwear? The reason I ask is that heavier socks will result in colder feet if it means that your shoes are now too snug...

In GEAR » Icy feet
October 10, 12:47pm

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