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Heatsheet as rain wrap?
I'm staring at my gear list for my upcoming trip to Yosemite/Ansel Adams Wilderness (9/26/-10/1) and trying to figure out if there is any place I could cut oz. It's shoulder season in ...

In GEAR » Heatsheet as rain wrap?
September 22, 7:52am

Re: Re: A Week in the Sierra's - Ideas for a clueless Canuck
You should avoid camping around 10000ft or higher as the nights get REALLY cold now. One week from today, I'm going to be doing a 6 day in the same area as Dan may be, probably doing some va...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Week in the Sierra's - Ideas for a clueless Canuck
September 20, 8:40am

Re: sleeping on 2/3 pad
As Mike W. said, for maximum comfort, you probably won't be fully inflating the pad anyways, unless you like really firm mattresses at home. Like Mike M. I used a 47" NeoAir on occasion. I...

In GEAR » sleeping on 2/3 pad
September 19, 8:47pm

Gear Swap
Well, for quite a few of us, the Gear Swap board fills the 'gear rental' gap. Either we pick up stuff at a discount to try out, or we pay full price with the knowledge, that, while there a...

In GEAR » Gear Rental Feasibility - Help Appreciated
September 19, 8:37pm

Re: Width
That extra couple of inches is nice for overlayering in colder temps though. The point about overlayering is an excellent one that I hadn't considered. I'd be expecting to be able to pu...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilts
September 17, 6:36am

Re: Width Compared to Shoulder Girth
-Normal 52" wide (cinched down for cold weather) = 60-60" shoulder girth mummy bag -Wide 58" wide (cinched down for cold weather) = 67-68" shoulder girth mummy bag This hel...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilts
September 16, 12:28pm

Re: NeoAir S, custom Ion pack, titanium Esbit stove
PM on the Ti-wing.

In Gear Swap » NeoAir S, custom Ion pack, titanium Esbit stove
September 16, 10:38am

Re: Re : Katabatic Quilts
Mike, that's interesting. I was just composing a post to ask if anyone had experience with a Nunatak 55" quilt vs the 52" Katabatic's. I'm almost exactly the same size as you...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilts
September 16, 10:32am

Re: Re: Adding a little variety to a meal plan help
All great advice so far. Sarah - Olive oil figures prominently in my dinner menu. The calories are just a bonus to giving some flavor to the MH meals. I'm not too worried about the digesti...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adding a little variety to a meal plan help
September 15, 7:45pm

Re: Dried Peporoni sticks and cheese
Greg, You are correct about the mango number, and I've fixed them. I must've had something else in that slot originally, and not changed the numbers when I substituted mango. The real ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adding a little variety to a meal plan help
September 15, 9:38am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm