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1) Nunatak Arc Alpinist & Bacalava. Amazing gear. 2) New Balance 803 trail runners. Switched from boots to trail runners two years ago and never looked backed - love 'em. 3) Still my Golite ...

In GEAR » Favorite Three Pieces of Gear Used in 2004?
December 29, 8:11am

Nunatak gear
My two cents.... I have the Arc-Alpinist, which I had several more ounces of down put in the bag to use in temps colder than 20* rating. I also had 1 baffle taken out since I am short. I use ...

In GEAR » Jacket hood vs. no hood + balaclava
December 22, 8:38am

My email is Look forward to talking with you. Chuck

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Fastpacking in MD/VA/WVa/Pa
December 22, 8:13am

Does UL save money in long run
As a father of 2, plus a spouse who doesn't carry much, I got into UL several years ago in order to make hiking more enjoyable for all, and it gave me a way to lighten my load while taking most of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » UL = saving money?
December 21, 9:23am

VA trip
If you don't mind, I may go. Although I am new to VA (4 months), I am looking forward to learning the area. I am in Richmond by the way. Chuck

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Fastpacking in MD/VA/WVa/Pa
December 21, 7:17am

ultralight rod & reel
Ryan, Will you have rod/reel set-up's for those of us that fish ultralight but not fly fishing? Here in the SE/Mid-Atl/NE, fly fishing is difficult if not impssible on many secluded streams d...

In Fishing » Lightweight rod and reel
December 20, 3:45pm

Another twist on PLB's
One of my personal pet peeves are the number of hikrs who could care less about the environment. I mostly hike on and around the Appalacian Trail. The campsites/shelters are pigstyes. The further y...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Locator Beacons & Other Wireless Technologies for Backcountry Travel?
December 19, 1:01pm

Condensation problem
Saturday spent in Bibler Winter Bivy zipped shut. Low temp 23*, humidity low to mid 40's. When I woke the top several inches of my sleeping bag where very damp due to condensation, which made go...

In GEAR » Condensation in Bivy
December 18, 8:46pm

The great thing about Nunatak is that Tom will custom design your bag specifically for your needs. After one year I sent mine bag to add down, esp in footbox, to bring the rating down further and h...

In GEAR » Doubling sleeping bags
December 16, 11:25am

absolutely worth the weight - IMHO
I use a down bacalava and love it. With a hoodless bag it is a warm addition with litte weight. Last night at about 20*, I was in a bivy, with a 25* bag, mid-weight Wickers on, with a 3/4 termal pa...

In GEAR » Balaclavas & Face masks in winter sleep system
December 16, 10:53am

All Reader Reviews by Charles Maguire

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Nunatak Arc Alpinist
Although initially expensive and a very long wait I think in the long run it really is not that expensive due to the wide range of temp's it can be used over. I have used mine in higher teen's as w...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 04, 5:40am