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champ pants and dead bird shell
Mammut Champ pants for 3 season (fall, winter, spring). I do not hike during the horrible summer months in the NE. The Champ pants work wonderfully on their own for warmer weather, and when pair...

In GEAR » Favorite Bottom Half Backpacking Clothing?
November 09, 4:19pm

Bob- I should have clarified my question insofar as I was really asking about the specific activities that the mitt was needed to accomplish. If you want a warm mitten for campwear or for snow slo...

In GEAR » down mittens
November 09, 3:30pm

What is "general use"?
I use the Alti Mitts in NE winters... mitts of this type are really only good for grasping the head of an axe or using poles with straps. They are too bulky for almost any other use. Given that, yo...

In GEAR » down mittens
November 09, 1:59pm

nice mitt, but
The description of the MEC Puffy Mitts does not appear to indicate a fleece/pile palm section, which if you are using tools or poles is much warmer than synthetic (compresses less). Still, looks li...

In GEAR » Recommend me a Winter glove system
November 05, 1:14pm

For winter activities (the only time I use a balaclava) I prefer the modular nature of the separate headgear because the mouth/nose area always get wet from respiration and I like to alternate betw...

In GEAR » Favorite Balaclava?
October 31, 1:39pm

Thanks Eric!
Eric, I was hoping you would review this jacket, so thank you very much! I find this jacket very appealing as it looks like a full-featured, lightweight, belay jacket suitable for 3 seasons and...

In GEAR » Westcomb Kokanee Initial Review
October 27, 5:38pm

I'd take a phone or GPS over a knife...
Ask on a bushcraft or knife forum and you will get more responses than you can likely read... those who frequent such forums tend to believe that with a good knife (usually a fixed blade knife stro...

In GEAR » Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
October 20, 2:12pm

rent first
Paul, I'll second what Eric posted- if you can only have one bag, a somewhat roomy mummy bag with a full zipper is extremely versatile (can be a quilt, or can be fully zippered). I used to...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
October 17, 8:46pm

Rab Alpine pull on
The Rab Alpine Pull-On is one that I have wanted for some time, but I can't justify another jacket. Patagonia used to make an Essenshell pullover, I have one in an ugly yellow that I found o...

In GEAR » Pullover Softshell hoody
October 17, 8:26pm

trekking poles self arrest
You may be interested in page 200 of: "The mountaineering handbook: modern tools and techniques that will take you to the top" by Craig Connally (Google Books displays this page, but the...

In GEAR » Ski poles for self-arresting
October 14, 8:13pm

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