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Golite Malpais 7 oz shell
Does anyone have any experience with the Golite Malpais Trinity shell? There was some buzz about it in last summer's Outdoor Retailer articles, but I haven't seen much since, and now it is...

In GEAR » Golite Malpais 7 oz shell
March 15, 8:09am

snowshoe trip responses
Jim - thanks for looking into those temps for me: -11F around Grand Marais sounds about right. Also, as far as the decision making stuff goes, I agree this is a very underrated skill when it comes...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT in February: A tale of two trips
March 12, 10:29am

SHT in february
Hey guys - thanks for the kind words and sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread - I was able to get out for another overnight on the SHT just a couple days after posting and then t...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT in February: A tale of two trips
March 11, 6:04am

A few more notes about my experience
I've linked a gear list for my second trip to my profile. The following are a few thoughts on winter technique/philosophy based upon my admittedly limited cold-weather experiences. •Bei...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT in February: A tale of two trips
February 27, 3:44pm

SHT in February: A tale of two trips
In an effort to embrace winter in Minnesota, I decided to get out for a couple of multi-day trips on the Superior Hiking Trail in February. I haven’t done much winter camping before: perhaps 5 n...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT in February: A tale of two trips
February 27, 3:21pm

sht ideas
I don't think you could go wrong doing any chunk of the Superior Hiking Trail between Goosberry Falls and Judge Magney State Park. The trail has been extended farther south (between Two Harbor...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » SHT recommendations
February 09, 7:29am

Choosing dimensions
Tim: When I was deciding on dimensions, I basically started with the total dimensions I wanted based on experience with previous sleeping bags: around 60" across the chest, 57" at the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 TopBag Finished
January 25, 4:53pm

Awesome contribution
Thanks Christopher - This is extremely helpful! matt

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack Straps, My Method
January 21, 6:33am

shoulder strap materials and method
Christopher - I'll add my compliments onto the heaps of praise you've already received. good stuff. Also, could you describe the materials and process of making your shoulder straps? ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 10.5 oz Cuben Fiber / Xpac Backpack
January 20, 10:03am

You're right
I am one of the culprits here: I made a top bag (quilt top, single layer bottom with zipper) out of M50. I previously made a similar, but warmer bag out of a thru-hiker kit in M90 for slightly che...

In Make Your Own Gear » $59.00 an ounce?
January 20, 6:52am

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